The Green Bay Packers Foundation has been giving back to Wisconsin’s communities since it was established in 1986 by Judge Robert J. Parins, then president of Green Bay Packers, Inc. “as a vehicle to assure continued contributions to charity.” It is a component of Green Bay Packers Give Back, the all-encompassing community outreach initiative.
The Foundation, an entity independent of the Green Bay Packers, Inc., supports charities possessing one or more of the following goals: perpetuates a community environment that promotes families and the competitive value of athletics; contributes to player and fan welfare; ensures the safety and education of children; and/or prevents cruelty to animals.
Applications are accepted March 1st through the end of the day July 1st each year. All applications must be submitted using our online application system. To learn more about the Green Bay Packers Foundation online application process, including how to create an account, review the FAQs or contact us.
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If the grant application contact changes, please contact us so that we can provide timely notifications regarding the grant application.
Last year’s grant recipients are required to complete a grant progress report. If applying for a grant in the current grant cycle, the grant progress report is included in the grant application. Organizations not applying or not eligible to apply for a grant in the current grant cycle will be provided instructions to complete a grant progress report after August 1.
To be eligible to apply for a grant, an organization must:
An organization cannot submit more than one application per grant cycle (March 1 to July 1).
Grant applications will not be accepted from organizations:
In addition, the Green Bay Packers Foundation generally does not fund:
The Foundation announced its annual distribution of funds on December 6, 2016, awarding $800,000 to 316 civic and charitable groups throughout the state of Wisconsin. Of the Foundation's contributions Tuesday, 63 grants – aggregating $172,100 – were awarded to Brown County organizations. Additional grants, totaling $627,900, were made to 253 other groups around the state.
The Foundation now has distributed more than $7.2 million for charitable purposes since it was established in 1986 by Judge Robert J. Parins, then president of the Packers Corporation, "as a vehicle to assure continued contributions to charity."
The Green Bay Packers Scholarship Program is an educational partnership with Scholarships, Inc. and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. The program was established in 2002 to benefit students from Brown County.
Scholarship funds totaling $53,000 was awarded – $26,500 to Scholarships Inc., for distribution to students in four-year colleges, and $26,500 to Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) for distribution to students in two-year associate degree or apprenticeship trades programs. A portion of the scholarship funds come from National Football League Properties which, at the Packers' request, returns to the Foundation royalty fees paid for using the Packers logo on Wisconsin automobile license plates. Because the royalties do not fully cover the scholarships, the Green Bay Packers fund the remainder of the amount, a figure which totals $201,000 since 2006.
Please contact the following organizations for eligibility criteria:
The Green Bay Packers Foundation has distributed funds on behalf of the NFL Foundation to support the following initiatives: