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Packers Foundation awards record $1.25 million in annual grants

Including seven impact grants, $2.6 million awarded through Packers Foundation in 2022

Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy
Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy

The Green Bay Packers Foundation announced this week it has distributed a record $1.25 million in annual grants to 243 civic and charitable groups throughout the state of Wisconsin in its annual distribution of grants. Michael Barber, chairperson of the Foundation, made the announcement.

The recipient groups were guests at a luncheon in the Lambeau Field Atrium on Thursday, which honored the outstanding efforts and services performed by each of the organizations. Of the Foundation's contributions, 17 grants – aggregating $99,500 – were awarded to Brown County organizations. Additional grants, totaling $1,150,500, were made to 226 other groups around the state.

"We're proud to award $1.25 million through our annual Packers Foundation grants this year," said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. "We are honored to recognize and support the outstanding recipient organizations. We are grateful for their dedication to our communities and the incredibly impactful work they do to serve others."

This year's grant cycle focused on organizations that will direct the funds toward the need areas of animal welfare, civic and community, environmental, drug/alcohol abuse and violence, health and wellness. Grants were awarded to organizations located in 49 of Wisconsin's 72 counties, with 27 grants going to animal welfare groups, 34 to civic and community, 27 to environmental, 46 to drug/alcohol abuse and violence, and 109 to health and wellness initiatives.

The grants awarded by the Foundation are not recurring and must be used for the specific program or initiative for which the organizations applied.

To learn about where each organization will be focusing the grant dollars and for more information on the grant cycles, please visit and navigate to Project/Program Focus Area.

The Foundation now has distributed more than $19.28 million for charitable purposes since it was established in 1986 by Judge Robert J. Parins, then president of the Packers Corporation, "as a vehicle to assure continued contributions to charity."

Additionally, under the Packers Scholarship Program established in 2002, $53,000 was awarded – $26,500 to Scholarships Inc., for distribution to students in four-year colleges, and $26,500 to Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) – for distribution to students in two-year associate degree or apprenticeship trades programs. A portion of the scholarship funds come from National Football League Properties which, at the Packers' request, returns to the Foundation royalty fees paid for using the Packers logo on Wisconsin automobile license plates. Because the royalties do not fully cover the scholarships, the Green Bay Packers fund the remainder of the amount, a figure which totals $504,000 since 2006. As in recent years, the Packers Foundation will also distribute additional dollars to various NFL Foundation programs in the coming months.

The Green Bay Packers Foundation Trustees, in addition to Barber, include Marcia Anderson, Dexter McNabb, Susan Finco, Mike Haddad, Jeffrey Joerres, Wilson Jones, Mike Simmer, Bobbi Webster and Mike Weller. The Packers Foundation and its annual grants are part of Green Bay Packers Give Back, the Packers' all-encompassing community outreach initiative that comprises appearances made by players, alumni, coaches and staff, football outreach, cash and in-kind donations, Make-A-Wish visits and community events.

Overall, including $1.25 million in annual grants and a total of $1.35 million in impact grants to Bellin Health Foundation Inc., Center for Black Excellence and Culture, Curative Connections, Milwaukee Public Schools Foundation, Golden House, Syble Hopp and Friends of the Fox River Trail, $2.6 million has been awarded through Packers Foundation grants this year.

Brown County Recipients:

  1. Brown County Oral Health Partnership, Inc.
  2. Brown County Parks
  3. Farmers for Sustainable Food
  4. Foster the Village, Inc.
  5. Green Bay Neighborhoods
  6. Happily Ever After Animal Sanctuary Inc.
  7. Howard Suamico Education Foundation
  8. Jackie Nitschke Center Inc
  9. Lucky 7 Dog Rescue Corporation
  10. Mandolin Foundation
  11. Safe Haven Pet Sanctuary
  12. St. Mary's Hospital Medical Center of Green Bay Inc. - Hospital Sisters
  13. St. Vincent Hospital-Hospital Sisters-Third Order of St. Francis
  14. The Gathering Place, Inc.
  15. Village of Howard
  16. Village of Suamico
  17. Wisconsin Humane Society Green Bay Campus

Statewide Recipients:

  1. Casa Of Western Wisconsin (Barron)
  2. Rice Lake Area Free Clinic Volunteers In Medicine (Barron)
  3. NorthLakes Community Clinic (Bayfield)
  4. Beautiful Hearts Rescue and Horse Sanctuary, Ltd (Burnett)
  5. Domestic Animal Wellness Center & Wildlife Rescue Inc. (Burnett)
  6. Open Door Clinic (Chippewa)
  7. St. Joseph's Hospital - Chippewa Falls (Chippewa)
  8. Neillsville Improvement Corporation Inc (Clark)
  9. Prairie Ridge Health Foundation Inc. (Columbia)
  10. Village of Ferryville, WI Fire and EMS (Crawford)
  11. Access Community Health Centers (Dane)
  12. Aldo Leopold Nature Center (Dane)
  13. Badger Childhood Cancer Network (Dane)
  14. Breast Cancer Recovery (Dane)
  15. City of Madison Police K-9 Partner's Inc. (Dane)
  16. Czars Promise Inc (Dane)
  17. Dane County Humane Society (Dane)
  18. Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (Dane)
  19. Eastmorland Community Center Ltd (Dane)
  20. Foundation For Black Women's Wellness (Dane)
  21. Free Bikes 4 Kidz Madison Inc (Dane)
  22. Friends Of Schumacher Farm, Inc. (Dane)
  23. Friends of the Waisman Center (Dane)
  24. Gathering Waters: Wisconsin's Alliance for Land Trusts (Dane)
  25. Goodman Community Center (Dane)
  26. Groundswell Conservancy Inc. (Dane)
  27. Ice Age Trail Alliance (Dane)
  28. Madison Children's Museum (Dane)
  29. McFarland Lions Club Foundation Inc (Dane)
  30. Monroe Street Arts Center (Dane)
  31. OccuPaws Guide Dog Association (Dane)
  32. Presbyterian Student Center Foundation (Pres House) (Dane)
  33. Rape Crisis Center (Dane)
  34. School District of Belleville (Dane)
  35. School District of McFarland (Dane)
  36. Shelter From the Storm (Dane)
  37. Specialty Care Free Clinic (Dane)
  38. Underdog Pet Rescue Of Wisconsin Inc (Dane)
  39. UnityPoint Health - Meriter Foundation (Dane)
  40. Wheels For Winners Inc. (WFW) (Dane)
  41. Wisconsin Association of Community Oriented Police (Dane)
  42. Wisconsin Association Of Lakes Inc (Dane)
  43. Wisconsin History Foundation (Dane)
  44. Wisconsin Medical Project Inc (Dane)
  45. Wisconsin Women's Health Foundation, Inc. (Dane)
  46. YMCA of Dane County, Inc. (Dane)
  47. YWCA Madison (Dane)
  48. Church Health Services, Inc. (Dodge)
  49. Door County Facilities and Parks (Door)
  50. Door County Memorial Hospital Foundation Inc. (Door)
  51. HELP of Door County, Inc. (Door)
  52. Money Management Counselors (Door)
  53. United Way of Door County (Door)
  54. Washington Community Foundation Inc (Door)
  55. Center Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse Inc (Douglas)
  56. Humane Society of Douglas County, Inc. (Douglas)
  57. Solon Springs Forward Corporation (Douglas)
  58. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin (Eau Claire)
  59. Bob's House 4 Dogs, Inc. (Eau Claire)
  60. Chippewa Valley Free Clinic (Eau Claire)
  61. Eau Claire County Humane Society Association, Inc. (Eau Claire)
  62. Friends of Beaver Creek Preserve (Eau Claire)
  63. Grace Lutheran Foundation, Inc. (Eau Claire)
  64. Phoenix Rising Rescue And Rehabilitation Incorporated (Eau Claire)
  65. Sacred Heart Hospital (Eau Claire)
  66. Village of Fall Creek (Eau Claire)
  67. Beacon House (Fond du Lac)
  68. Fond Du Lac Area Women's Fund Inc (Fond du Lac)
  69. Fond du Lac School District - FONDY C.A.R.E.S (Fond du Lac)
  70. Green County Humane Society (Green)
  71. Freeland Foundation (Green Lake)
  72. Princeton Senior Citizen Club Inc (Green Lake)
  73. Iowa County Cancer Coalition (Iowa)
  74. Iowa County Humane Society (Iowa)
  75. Southwestern Wisconsin Community Action Program Inc. (Iowa)
  76. Taliesin Preservation Inc (Iowa)
  77. Ho-Chunk Nation (Jackson)
  78. Watertown Humane Society (Jefferson)
  79. Bristol Wisconsin Historical Society Inc (Kenosha)
  80. Gateway Technical College Foundation, Inc. (Kenosha)
  81. Growing with Bristol (Kenosha)
  82. Violence Intervention Project, Inc. (Kewaunee)
  83. Adult & Teen Challenge of Western Wisconsin (La Crosse)
  84. Boy Scouts of America - 624 Gateway Area Council (La Crosse)
  85. Coulee Council on Addictions (La Crosse)
  86. Habitat for Humanity La Crosse Area (La Crosse)
  87. Langlade County Humane Society Inc. (Langlade)
  88. Tomahawk Together, Inc (Lincoln)
  89. CASA of East Central WI (Manitowoc)
  90. Lighthouse Recovery Community Center (Manitowoc)
  91. Manitowoc County Domestic Violence Center (Manitowoc)
  92. The Production Farm (Manitowoc)
  93. Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve (Manitowoc)
  94. Aspirus Health Foundation Inc (Marathon)
  95. Bridge Street Mission (Marathon)
  96. Community Foundation Of North Central Wisconsin Inc - Lighting Edgewood Park Fund (Marathon)
  97. Patriot K9 Partners Of Wisconsin Inc (Marathon)
  98. Marinette County Elderly Services (Marinette)
  99. 4Th Dimension Sobriety Inc (Milwaukee)

100. Afar Inc (Milwaukee)

101. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association (Milwaukee)

102. ArtWorks for Milwaukee, Inc. (Milwaukee)

103. COA Youth and Family Centers (Milwaukee)

104. Columbia St. Mary's Foundation (Milwaukee)

105. CORE El Centro (Milwaukee)

106. Dominican Center for Women Inc. (Milwaukee)

107. Friends of Grant Park (Park People of Milwaukee County) (Milwaukee)

108. Friends of Schlitz-Audubon Center Inc. (Milwaukee)

109. Girls On The Run Southeastern Wisconsin Inc (Milwaukee)

110. Globall Giving (Milwaukee)

111. God Touch Milwaukee Inc (Milwaukee)

112. Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin & Upper Michigan (Milwaukee)

113. Meta House, Inc. (Milwaukee)

114. Midwest Bikeshare, Inc. (Milwaukee)

115. Milwaukee Center For Independence (Milwaukee)

116. Milwaukee Christian Center, Inc. (Milwaukee)

117. Milwaukee Community Service Corps (Milwaukee)

118. Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative Inc (Milwaukee)

119. Milwaukee Jewish Day School (Milwaukee)

120. Milwaukee Riverkeeper, Inc (Milwaukee)

121. MKE Urban Stables Inc. (Milwaukee)

122. Mother Kathryn Daniels Conference Center (Milwaukee)

123. Onehope27 Inc (Milwaukee)

124. Prevent Blindness Wisconsin (Milwaukee)

125. Riverworks Development Corporation (Milwaukee)

126. Safe & Sound (Milwaukee)

127. Serenity Inns Inc (Milwaukee)

128. Silver Spring Neighborhood Center (Milwaukee)

129. Sixteenth Street Community Health Center (Milwaukee)

130. Susan G. Komen – Wisconsin (Milwaukee)

131. The Friendship Circle (Milwaukee)

132. Veterans Of Foreign Wars Post # 8320 Albert H Groska-Michelle M Witmer (Milwaukee)

133. Vivent Health DBA AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (Milwaukee)

134. Walker's Point Youth & Family Center (Milwaukee)

135. Walnut Way Conservation Corp. (Milwaukee)

136. Wellpoint Care Network (Milwaukee)

137. Young Men's Christian Association Of Metropolitan Milwaukee (Milwaukee)

138. Zoological Society of Milwaukee County (Milwaukee)

139. Scenic Bluffs Community Health Centers (Monroe)

140. St Clare Memorial Hospital Inc (Oconto)

141. NAMI - Northern Lakes (Oneida)

142. Catalpa Health (Outagamie)

143. Children's Cancer Family Foundation of Northeast Wisconsin (Outagamie)

144. Community Benefit Tree Inc (Outagamie)

145. Fox Valley Humane Association (Outagamie)

146. Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes Inc. (Outagamie)

147. Littlest Tumor Foundation (Outagamie)

148. Northeast Wisconsin Land Trust Inc (Outagamie)

149. Pillars (Outagamie)

150. Solutions Recovery Inc. (Outagamie)

151. St. Elizabeth Hospital Foundation Inc. (Outagamie)

152. Unity Recovery Services Inc (Outagamie)

153. Valley Packaging Industries, Inc. (Outagamie)

154. YMCA of the Fox Cities (Outagamie)

155. Advocates Of Ozaukee Inc (Ozaukee)

156. Lakeshore Regional Child Advocacy Center (Ozaukee)

157. Mequon Nature Preserve (Ozaukee)

158. Niagara Escarpment Resource Network (Ozaukee)

159. Ozaukee Family Services (Ozaukee)

160. Riveredge Nature Center (Ozaukee)

161. Friends Of The Ellsworth Public Library (Pierce)

162. Healing Play, Inc. (Pierce)

163. Community Referral Agency (Polk)

164. Moms and Dads Against Meth, Inc (Polk)

165. Ascension All Saints Foundation (Racine)

166. CASA of Rock County (Rock)

167. Edgerton Hospital Capital Foundation (Rock)

168. Hoo's Woods Raptor Center (Rock)

169. Indianhead Community Action Agency (Rusk)

170. Domestic Abuse Support Center Of Shawano County Inc DBA Safe Haven (Shawano)

171. Navarino Nature Center (Shawano)

172. Shawano County Friends of The Mountain Bay Trail Inc. (Shawano)

173. Diamond Vu Agricultural Education Center Inc (Sheboygan)

174. Friends of Peace Park Sheboygan (Sheboygan)

175. Glacial Lakes Conservancy Inc (Sheboygan)

176. Habitat for Humanity – Lakeside (Sheboygan)

177. Lakeland University (Sheboygan)

178. Samaritans Hand Inc (Sheboygan)

179. Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice, Inc. (Sheboygan)

180. Sheboygan County Humane Society (Sheboygan)

181. St. Nicholas Hospital-Sisters Of The Third Order Of St. Francis (Sheboygan)

182. United Way of Sheboygan County Inc. (Sheboygan)

183. Free Clinic Of Pierce And St Croix Counties Inc (St. Croix)

184. Respectacle Inc (St. Croix)

185. St. Croix Valley Sexual Assault Response Team, Inc. (St. Croix)

186. Young Men's Christian Association Of The North (St. Croix)

187. Hueys Hideaway Children's Museum (Taylor)

188. Taylor County Drug Opposition Partners (Taylor)

189. Boulder Junction Community Foundation - Town of Boulder Junction Playground Fund (Vilas)

190. Great Headwaters Trail Foundation Inc. (Vilas)

191. Scholl Community Impact Group (Vilas)

192. St Germain Silent Trails Ua (Vilas)

193. Geneva Lakes Family YMCA (Walworth)

194. New Beginning APFV Inc. (Walworth)

195. Tree House Child And Family Center Inc (Walworth)

196. Albrecht Free Clinic (Washington)

197. Elevate Community Resource Center (Washington)

198. Federation of Environmental Technologists, Inc. (Washington)

199. Friends Inc. (Washington)

200. Germantown K9 Fundraising Organization Inc (Washington)

201. Ozaukee Washington Land Trust, Inc. (Washington)

202. Senior Citizens Activities Inc (Washington)

203. Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County (Waukesha)

204. Phantom Lake YMCA Camp Inc (Waukesha)

205. The Women's Center (Waukesha)

206. Three Pillars Senior Living Communities (Waukesha)

207. Wildlife In Need Center, Ltd. (Waukesha)

208. Your Choice to Live, Inc. (Waukesha)

209. TraJa Inc. (Waushara)

210. Apricity (Winnebago)

211. Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh, Inc. (Winnebago)

212. Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services, Inc. (Winnebago)

213. Crossfire Ranch (Winnebago)

214. Friendship Place (Winnebago)

215. Heckrodt Wetland Reserve, Inc. (Winnebago)

216. Journey Together Service Dog, Inc. (Winnebago)

217. Labor Of Love Inc (Winnebago)

218. Neenah Animal Shelter Inc. (Winnebago)

219. Omro Main Street Program (Winnebago)

220. Oshkosh Area Humane Society (Winnebago)

221. Oshkosh Community YMCA (Winnebago)

222. Marshfield Area United Way (Wood)

223. Marshfield Clinic Health System Foundation Inc (Wood)

224. Opportunity Development Centers Inc (Wood)

225. Shirley's House of Hope (Wood)

226. Wisconsin Rapids Family Center, Inc (Wood)

The Green Bay Packers Foundation honored the 2022 grant recipients during a luncheon on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in the Lambeau Field Atrium. A record $1.25 million in grants was awarded to 243 civic and charitable organizations.

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