The Green Bay Packers Foundation and Greater Green Bay Community Foundation are again partnering to host Give BIG Green Bay, from noon February 21 until noon February 22, 2023. The sixth annual giving day will highlight nonprofit organizations that are working to improve life in our community.
Give BIG Green Bay is an innovative program that provides a way for everyone to learn more about the work of participating nonprofits and donate, at any level, to the causes they champion. Last February, more than $2.47 million was raised in 24 hours through the generosity of 4,391 donors. More than 44% of these donors self-identified as a new contributor to an organization they supported.
The 45 nonprofits selected to participate in Give BIG Green Bay 2023 represent a diverse cross-section of organizations serving Brown County. They vary in size and range from established organizations with wide-ranging services to newer organizations focused on emerging needs. The event provides a snapshot of the role nonprofits play in supporting critical needs and creating a thriving community, year-round.
"Nonprofit organizations play an important role across our community," said Dennis Buehler, President and CEO of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation. "This is a day to build a greater understanding of their impact, make connections, and celebrate the critical work that transforms lives."
This year, the Green Bay Packers Foundation is again providing a $250,000 grant to create a matching pool of funds to encourage everyone to donate, at any level, to causes they care about. Additionally, thanks to other generous donors, there will be another $250,000 of matching funds available – for a total match of $500,000. Thanks to these funding partners, every dollar donated during the 24 hours of Give BIG Green Bay 2023 will go further than ever before to support the important work of nonprofits to enhance the quality of life in our community.
"We're excited to again be part of Give BIG Green Bay and engage with our community in such an impactful way," said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. "This unique giving day has created an extraordinary platform for Brown County nonprofits to raise funds for their critical work and awareness for their missions. We're proud to be involved and we encourage our fans both locally and around the world to learn more and donate at any level."
The combined five-year total of this unique effort is nearly $8 million of support for local nonprofits. On February 21 to February 22, from noon to noon, people everywhere can visit giveBIGgreenbay.org to donate and make a BIG difference in our community.
Congratulations to the 2023 Give BIG Green Bay Nonprofit Partners! They are listed below by cause:
- Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary
- Wisconsin Humane Society – Green Bay Campus
Arts & Culture
- Green Bay Community Theater*
- Heritage Hill State Historical Park
- Pulaski Area Historical Society*
- Share, Accept, Grow, Encourage*
- Definitely De Pere
- Volunteer Center of Brown County
- NeighborWorks Green Bay
- Bridge the Gap For Autism
- Einstein Project
- Junior Achievement of WI – Greater Green Bay Area
- Literacy Green Bay
- Northeast Wisconsin Latinx Rising*
- Syble Hopp School
Environment & Conservation
- Ducks Unlimited*
- Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance
- Northeast Wisconsin Land Trust
Health & Wellness
- Brain Center of Green Bay*
- Brown County Oral Health Partnership
- Make-A-Wish Wisconsin – Northeast Wisconsin Chapter
- Options for Independent Living
- The Gathering Place*
- Vivent Health
- Aging & Disability Resource Center of Brown County
- Community Service Agency (COMSA)
- Curative Connections
- Family & Childcare Resources of Northeast Wisconsin
- We All Rise: African American Resource Center
Hunger & Homelessness
- Ecumenical Partnership for Housing
- House of Hope Green Bay
- Paul's Pantry
- Safe Shelter*
- The Giving Tree*
Military & Law Enforcement
- 4th HOOAH WI
- Fall Prevention Alliance of NEW (N.E.W. Rescue Task Force)
Recreation & Sports
- Green Bay Bicycle Collective
- myTEAM TRIUMPH Wisconsin Chapter
- Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay
- Friends of PALS, Youth & Families
- Lovin' the Skin I'm In
- Rawhide Youth Services*
- Wisconsin Miss Amazing*
*= New to Give BIG Green Bay
For more information, please visit givebiggreenbay.org.
The Green Bay Packers Foundation and Greater Green Bay Community Foundation's Give BIG Green Bay announced the return of the community-wide "giving day" during a press conference inside the Lambeau Field Atrium on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023. The 24-hour crowdfunding event from Feb. 21-22 will help benefit 45 nonprofit organizations.
About the Green Bay Packers Foundation
The Green Bay Packers Foundation was established in 1986 as a vehicle to assure continued contributions to charity. It supports a variety of nonprofit organizations and community programs through its annual grant cycle, impact grants and program-based grants that benefit scholarships, volunteerism, social responsibility, veterans and the military, football outreach, cancer awareness and youth fitness. The Foundation has distributed more than $19.28 million for charitable purposes since its inception and is a component of Green Bay Packers Give Back, the organization's all-encompassing community outreach initiative, which has an annual charity impact in excess of $9 million.
About the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation
Established in 1991, the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation has awarded more than $170 million in grants since inception to improve the quality of life in Northeastern Wisconsin. As a nonprofit charitable organization, the Community Foundation manages 750 funds with assets exceeding $168 million. Over the past year, almost $18 million in grants were distributed to nonprofit organizations. Our mission is to inspire and encourage charitable giving in northeast Wisconsin by connecting caring people with solutions to strengthen our community. www.ggbcf.org