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Green Bay Packers Foundation seeking grant applicants

Applications to be accepted from projects focusing on arts and culture, athletics and education


The Green Bay Packers Foundation is seeking applications for its annual grant program. The application period is open now until July 1, 2024.

This year, the Foundation will focus on awarding grants to organizations that will use the funds for programs or projects that address arts and culture, athletics and education.

Only organizations whose programs fit the established criteria may apply for and be considered for grants.

Different focus areas are emphasized through the application process each year, and this is the second year of the current three-year grant cycle. In 2025, the focus areas will be animal welfare, civic/community, environmental, health/wellness include drug/alcohol and domestic violence causes.

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. Organizations may only apply for a grant once during the three-year cycle.

Interested applicants can find out if they are eligible to apply for a grant and complete the application online at Applicants should note that grant amounts can range from $3,000 to $8,000 and recipients may not receive the total amount requested. Grant distributions vary annually based on number of applications and total amount of funding approved for distribution.

All grant applications received will be reviewed by the Green Bay Packers Foundation Trustees, who will finalize the list of grant recipients in October. A public announcement of the grant recipients will take place in November/December.

Last year, in its distribution of annual grants, the Foundation awarded $1.5 million to 321 civic and charitable groups throughout the state of Wisconsin. With these disbursements, the Foundation has distributed more than $22.54 million for charitable purposes since it was established in 1986.

The Green Bay Packers Foundation is part of Green Bay Packers Give Back, the Packers' all-encompassing community outreach initiative. Packers Give Back includes appearances by players, alumni, coaches and staff; community events; football outreach; educational enrichment and literacy programming; Make-A-Wish visits; monetary and in-kind donations, veteran outreach and much more. These efforts contribute to a comprehensive Packers charity impact that was in excess of $11 million last year.

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