The Green Bay Packers Foundation is still seeking applicants for its annual grant program, with the application period closing July 1, 2016.
Organizations that are classified as exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code with a valid IRS Tax ID for a minimum of two years and are located in the state of Wisconsin are eligible to apply for a grant.
Interested applicants can find out if they are eligible to apply for a grant and complete the application online at www.packers.com/community/packers-foundation.html.
All grant applications received will be reviewed by the Green Bay Packers Foundation Trustees, who will finalize the list of grant recipients in November. A public announcement of the grant recipients and the awards luncheon will take place in December on a date to be determined.
Last year, in its annual distribution of funds, the Foundation awarded $600,000 to 236 civic and charitable groups throughout the state of Wisconsin. With these disbursements, the Foundation has distributed more than $5.9 million for charitable purposes since it was established in 1986.
The Green Bay Packers Foundation grant program is part of Green Bay Packers Give Back, the Packers' all-encompassing community outreach initiative, which include the Green Bay Packers Foundation's annual and impact grants, appearances by players, alumni, coaches and staff, cash and in-kind donations, community events, Make-A-Wish visits, youth football outreach and much more. These efforts combined resulted in a comprehensive Green Bay Packers Give Back charity impact in excess of $6.5 million in the past year.