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Packers, Greater Green Bay Community Foundation kick off fifth year of Give BIG Green Bay

45 local nonprofits selected to participate, Feb. 23-24


The Green Bay Packers Foundation and Greater Green Bay Community Foundation are celebrating five years of impact this year, with the fifth annual community-wide giving day, Give BIG Green Bay set for noon Feb. 23 until noon Feb. 24, 2022.

Give BIG Green Bay 2022 will highlight the work of 45 local nonprofit organizations working to improve lives in the community. The Green Bay Packers Foundation will offer $250,000 in matching funds and incentives to encourage everyone to donate, at any level.

Give BIG Green Bay is an innovative program that connects those who serve to needed resources. The combined four-year total of this unique effort has exceeded $5.5 million of support for local nonprofits. Last February, more than $2.085 million was raised in 24 hours through the generosity of 4,854 donors. More than 43 percent of these donors self-identified as new to the organization they supported.

On Feb. 23 to Feb. 24, from noon to noon, people everywhere can donate to support the work of 45 local participating nonprofits by visiting This online giving event provides nonprofits with a platform to tell their story and encourages contributions of any amount to make a BIG difference in Brown County. The Give BIG Green Bay team will work closely with participating nonprofits using social, print and broadcast media to create awareness about this exciting 24-hour event. Additionally, the nonprofits will encourage their own networks and supporters to amplify the impact.

The Greater Green Bay Community Foundation will underwrite all program expenses allowing 100% of the Green Bay Packers Foundation's $250,000 commitment to be allocated as matching funds and encouraging the community to give BIG. Thanks to these funding partners, every dollar donated during the 24-hour giving day will go even further to support important work happening in the community.

"We are so proud to be part of Give BIG Green Bay once again and to encourage people to participate in this incredibly special day," said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. "For five years now, Give BIG Green Bay not only has raised money for a wide variety of nonprofits, but has strengthened the connection between these organizations and the community. We look forward to highlighting them and we invite everyone to donate at any level."

The 45 participating nonprofits represent a cross-section of nonprofits serving the community. They are diverse in size and range from established organizations with wide-ranging services to newer organizations focused on emerging needs. This year, 38 percent of the participating nonprofits are first-time participants. The combination of experienced and new nonprofits is sure to bring a powerful energy to Give BIG Green Bay 2022.

"We believe every act of generosity creates hope and has the capacity to transform lives," said Dennis Buehler, President and CEO of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation. "The outpouring of support this community continues to provide our local nonprofits is doing just that. This is a day to express gratitude for all the organizations who continue to make a difference in our lives."

Congratulations to the 2022 Give BIG Green Bay Nonprofit Partners, listed below by cause:

Animal Welfare

  • Happily Ever After Animal Sanctuary
  • N.E.W. Zoological Society

Arts & Culture

  • Brown County Historical Society
  • Woodland Indian Art
  • Neville Public Museum Foundation

Community Improvement

  • Green Bay Neighborhood Leadership Council
  • NeighborWorks Green Bay
  • New Leaf Foods


  • Bridge the Gap For Autism
  • Encompass Early Education and Care
  • Howe Community Resource Center
  • NWTC Educational Foundation
  • Syble Hopp School

Environment & Conservation

  • Friends of the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance
  • Friends of Neshota Park

Health & Wellness

  • Altrusa House
  • Center for Childhood Safety
  • Foundations Health & Wholeness
  • Hope and Olive
  • Jackie Nitschke Center
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin

Human Services

  • Casa ALBA Melanie Hispanic Community Resource Center
  • CASA of Brown County
  • COMSA (Community Services Agency)
  • Curative Connections
  • Sexual Assault Center of Family Services of Northeast WI
  • Friends of Pals, Youth and Families
  • JOSHUA (Wisdom)
  • Journey to Adult Success
  • Options for Independent Living
  • Wise Women Gathering Place
  • YWCA Greater Green Bay

Hunger & Homelessness

  • Denmark Community Cupboard
  • Ecumenical Partnership for Housing
  • New Community Shelter
  • The Salvation Army of Greater Green Bay

Military & Law Enforcement

  • NAMI Brown County

Recreation & Sports

  • Bay Nordic
  • Green Bay Bicycle Collective

Youth Development

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Wisconsin
  • Foster The Village
  • Greater Green Bay YMCA
  • Lovin' The Skin I'm In
  • We All Rise: African American Resource Center

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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 $16.68 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 provided more than $152 million in grants since inception to improve the quality of life in Northeastern Wisconsin. As a nonprofit charitable organization, the Community Foundation manages more than 700 funds with assets exceeding $200 million. Over the past year, $17.7 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.

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