The Green Bay Packers Foundation is seeking applications for its annual grant program. The application period is open now until July 1, 2015.
Organizations that are classified as exempt from federal income tax under section 501 (c)(3) of the IRS code and are located in the state of Wisconsin are eligible to apply for a grant.
Interested applicants can find more information 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 after the football schedule has been released.
Last year, in its annual distribution of funds, the Foundation awarded $600,000 to 223 civic and charitable groups throughout the state of Wisconsin. With these disbursements, the Foundation has distributed more than $4.8 million for charitable purposes since it was established in 1986.
The Green Bay Packers Foundation grant programis a part of Green Bay Packers Give Back, the Packers' all-encompassing community outreach initiative, which includes the Green Bay Packers Foundation's annual and impact grants, and more than 10,000 autographed items donated for fundraising efforts in the past year. Other key outreach areas include the more than 900 yearly appearances made by players, coaches and staff, youth football grants and outreach camps, cash and in-kind donations, Make-A-Wish visits, and community events. These efforts, combined with direct cash donations by the Packers to various charity endeavors, resulted in a comprehensive Green Bay Packers Give Back charity impact in excess of $6 million in the past year.