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Packers Foundation awards record $1.5 Million in Annual Grants

Including eight impact grants, more than $3.25 million awarded through Packers Foundation in 2023


The Green Bay Packers Foundation announced this week it has distributed a record $1.5 million in annual grants to 321 civic and charitable groups throughout the state of Wisconsin in its annual distribution of grants. Michael Barber, chairperson of the Foundation, made the announcement, honoring and recognizing the outstanding efforts and services performed by each of the organizations.

Of the Foundation's contributions, 40 grants – aggregating $189,500 – were awarded to Brown County organizations. Additional grants, totaling $1,310,500, were made to 281 other groups around the state.

"We're proud to award a record $1.5 million through our annual Packers Foundation grants this year," said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. "The recipient organizations are incredibly dedicated to their communities, serving some of our most vulnerable neighbors. We are honored to recognize and support their impactful and crucial work."

This year's grant cycle focused on organizations that will direct the funds toward the need areas of elderly, homelessness, human services and hunger. Grants were awarded to organizations located in 50 of Wisconsin's 72 counties, with 43 grants going to the elderly, 66 to homelessness, 135 to human services and 77 to hunger.

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 $22,542,000 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 $557,000 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 Dexter McNabb, Jan Allman, LeRoy Butler, Eddie Garcia, Mike Haddad, Jeffrey Joerres, Wilson Jones, Laurie Radke and Mike Simmer. 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.

Including $1.5 million in annual grants and a total of $1.5 million in impact grants to Foster the Village Inc., Journey To Adult Success, Journeys Lutheran School, Just One More Ministry Inc., Medical College of Wisconsin, NeighborWorks Green Bay, School District of South Milwaukee and Urban League of Greater Madison Inc., as well as $250,000 to Give BIG Green Bay and $5,000 to the American Legion Sullivan Wallen Post 11, $3.255 million has been awarded through Packers Foundation grants this year.

Brown County Recipients:

  1. Aging and Disability Resource Center
  2. American Red Cross of Wisconsin – Northeast Chapter
  3. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Wisconsin
  4. Brain Center of Green Bay
  5. Brown County United Way
  6. Casa Alba Melanie Hispanic Community Resource Center of Green Bay
  7. CASA of Brown County Incorporated
  8. Challenge The Outdoors Inc.
  9. Children's Promise
  10. Community Services Agency Inc.
  11. Curative Connections Inc.
  12. Dav Department of Wisconsin Foundation Inc.
  13. De Pere Police Department
  14. Ecumenical Partnership for Housing Inc.
  15. Exceptional Equestrians
  16. Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin Inc.
  17. First United Presbyterian Church
  18. Friends of Pals Youth & Families Inc.
  19. Greater Green Bay YMCA Inc.
  20. Green Bay Action Sports Organization
  21. Green Bay First
  22. House of Hope Green Bay, Inc.
  23. Howard-Suamico School District – The Giving Tree
  24. Integrated Community Solutions
  25. Joannes Park Neighborhood Association
  26. JOSHUA-WISDOM Affiliate
  27. Lovin' the Skin I'm In
  28. Mediation Center of Greater Green Bay
  29. My Brother's Keeper Inc.
  30. N.E.W. Community Clinic
  31. NeighborWorks Green Bay
  32. Newcap Inc.
  33. Options for Independent Living
  34. Paul's Pantry
  35. Shelter In The Storm Inc.
  36. St. John's Ministries
  37. St. Vincent de Paul Society District Council of Green Bay
  38. The Gathering Place Inc.
  39. The Salvation Army of Greater Green Bay
  40. Whatsoever You Do Inc.

Statewide Recipients:

  1. Bad River Band Lake Superior Chippewa Indians (Ashland)
  2. The BRICK Ministries, Inc. (Ashland)
  3. Barron County Office on Aging (Barron)
  4. Nature's Edge Therapy Center Inc. (Barron)
  5. The Salvation Army of Barron County (Barron)
  6. Beautiful Hearts Rescue and Horse Sanctuary, Ltd. (Burnett)
  7. The Salvation Army of Burnett County – Faith House Shelter (Burnett)
  8. Christ the Rock Community Church Inc (Calumet)
  9. The Salvation Army of Calumet County (Calumet)
  10. Hope Village-Tiny Housing Alternatives Inc (Chippewa)
  11. Spirit Of Christmas Of Chippewa County Wisconsin Inc (Chippewa)
  12. Reach Out Lodi Inc (Columbia)
  13. Adoption Choice Inc. (Dane)
  14. Agrace Hospicecare Foundation Incorporated (Dane)
  15. American Parkinson Disease Association - Wisconsin Chapter (Dane)
  16. Babies & Beyond of WI, Inc. (Dane)
  17. Bayview Foundation, Inc. (Dane)
  18. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County (Dane)
  19. Briarpatch Youth Services Inc (Dane)
  20. Catholic Charities Inc (Dane)
  21. Colonial Club Inc. (Dane)
  22. Common Threads Family Resource Center (Dane)
  23. Dane County Library Service (Dane)
  24. Deerfield Community Center (Dane)
  25. Extended Hands Pantry Inc (Dane)
  26. Family Service Madison (Dane)
  27. Foundation for Rural Housing, Inc. (Dane)
  28. Friends Of The State Street Family Inc (Dane)
  29. Gilda's Club Madison Wisconsin, Inc. (Dane)
  30. Goodman Community Center (Dane)
  31. JustDane (Dane)
  32. Living Our Visions Inc. (LOV Inc.) (Dane)
  33. Madison Street Medicine (Dane)
  34. NewBridge Madison, Inc. (Dane)
  35. Outreach Inc (Dane)
  36. Project Home, Inc. (Dane)
  37. Reap Food Group Inc (Dane)
  38. Road Home Dane County (Dane)
  39. Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin (Dane)
  40. Sleep In Heavenly Peace Inc - Madison (Dane)
  41. Special Olympics Wisconsin (Dane)
  42. Sunshine Place Inc. (Dane)
  43. The Arc-Dane County (Dane)
  44. The River Food Pantry (Dane)
  45. UNIDOS Against Domestic Violence (Dane)
  46. United Way of Dane County (Dane)
  47. Waunakee Neighborhood Connection Corp (Dane)
  48. WayForward Resources (Dane)
  49. WI Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired (Dane)
  50. Wisconsin Institute For Healthy Aging, Inc (Dane)
  51. YWCA Madison (Dane)
  52. Living Hope Food Pantry Incorporated (Dodge)
  53. The Gathering Source Inc. (Dodge)
  54. Active Seniors Options, Inc. - Do Good Door County (Door)
  55. Door County YMCA Inc. (Door)
  56. Feed & Clothe My People (Door)
  57. Washington Island Community Health Program Inc (Door)
  58. We Are Hope, Inc. (Door)
  59. Senior Connections Inc (Douglas)
  60. Stepping Stones of Dunn County (Dunn)
  61. West Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board Inc (Dunn)
  62. Anu Family Services Inc (Eau Claire)
  63. Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley (Eau Claire)
  64. Feed My People Inc (Eau Claire)
  65. Hope Gospel Mission Inc (Eau Claire)
  66. L.E. Phillips Career Development Center, Inc. (Eau Claire)
  67. Sofas For Service, Inc (Eau Claire)
  68. The Salvation Army of Chippewa Valley (Eau Claire)
  69. Trinity Equestrian Center Inc. (Eau Claire)
  70. Arc of Fond du Lac, Inc. (Fond du Lac)
  71. Fond du Lac Area United Way (Fond du Lac)
  72. Mahalas Hope at Riley's Ranch of Recovery (Fond du Lac)
  73. Depot Exchange (Grant)
  74. Green County Development Corporation (Green)
  75. Green Lake County Food Pantry (Green Lake)
  76. Creative Community Living Services, Inc. (Jefferson)
  77. Haus Of Peace (Jefferson)
  78. St Coletta of Wisconsin (Jefferson)
  79. Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha (Kenosha)
  80. Kenosha Area Family and Aging Services, Inc. (Kenosha)
  81. Kenosha Christmas Charities, Inc. (Kenosha)
  82. Sharing Center (Kenosha)
  83. Women and Children's Horizons, Inc. (Kenosha)
  84. Aptiv Incorporated (La Crosse)
  85. Family & Children's Center (La Crosse)
  86. Friends of the La Crosse Public Library (La Crosse)
  87. La Crosse Area Family YMCA (La Crosse)
  88. Onalaska Enhancement Foundation Inc (La Crosse)
  89. Operation Homefront Inc (La Crosse)
  90. Merrill Community Homeless Center Inc dba MAC Home (Lincoln)
  91. The Salvation Army of Tomahawk (Lincoln)
  92. Three Rivers United Temporary Housing Inc./Our Sisters' House (Lincoln)
  93. Ascend Services (Manitowoc)
  94. Felician Village (Manitowoc)
  95. Hope House of Manitowoc County (Manitowoc)
  96. Lakeshore Foster Families & Friends (Manitowoc)
  97. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northcentral Wisconsin (Marathon)
  98. Boys & Girls Club of the Wausau Area Inc. (Marathon)
  99. Bridge Street Mission (Marathon)
  100. Marathon County Literacy Council (Marathon)
  101. CASA of Menominee-Marinette (Marinette)
  102. Crivitz Area Food Pantry (Marinette)
  103. Pastor Fred's Food Pantry (Marinette)
  104. St. Michael's Parish (Menominee)
  105. Bay View Community Center of Milwaukee, Inc. (Milwaukee)
  106. Broadscope Disability Services (Milwaukee)
  107. Carmelite Ministry of St. Teresa (CMST) (Milwaukee)
  108. Cathedral Center, Inc. (Milwaukee)
  109. Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Inc. (Milwaukee)
  110. Centro Legal Por Derechos Humanos, Inc. (Milwaukee)
  111. CommonBond Communities (Milwaukee)
  112. Community Advocates (Milwaukee)
  113. Ebenezer Stone Ministries Inc. (Milwaukee)
  114. Exposed The Podcast Foundation Corporation (Milwaukee)
  115. Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin Inc. (Milwaukee)
  116. Fondy Food Center Inc (Milwaukee)
  117. Foundations for Freedom, Inc. (Milwaukee)
  118. Friedens Community Ministries (Milwaukee)
  119. Glow 414 Inc (Milwaukee)
  120. Grand Avenue Club (Milwaukee)
  121. HEAR Wisconsin, Inc. (Milwaukee)
  122. Highland Community School Inc (Milwaukee)
  123. Hope Through Restoration (Milwaukee)
  124. Housing Resources Inc. (Milwaukee)
  125. Hunger Task Force, Inc. (Milwaukee)
  126. Impact, Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services, Inc. (Milwaukee)
  127. Jewish Family Services (Milwaukee)
  128. Just One More Ministry Inc (Milwaukee)
  129. Kinship Community Food Center (Milwaukee)
  130. Lassid Ministries Inc/Convergence Resource Center (Milwaukee)
  131. Life Navigators (Milwaukee)
  132. Love Thy Neighbor Foundation Inc (Milwaukee)
  133. Lutheran Counseling & Family Services of Wisconsin Inc. (Milwaukee)
  134. Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin & Upper Michigan (Milwaukee)
  135. Maccanon Brown Homeless Sanctuary Inc (Milwaukee)
  136. Make-A-Wish Wisconsin (Milwaukee)
  137. Metcalfe Park Community Bridges Inc (Milwaukee)
  138. Milwaukee Center For Independence (Milwaukee)
  139. Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative Inc (Milwaukee)
  140. Milwaukee LGBT Community Center (Milwaukee)
  141. Milwaukee Rescue Mission (Milwaukee)
  142. Neighborhood House of Milwaukee (Milwaukee)
  143. Northcott Neighborhood House (Milwaukee)
  144. Our Community Ltd (Milwaukee)
  145. Outreach Community Health Centers Inc (Milwaukee)
  146. Parenting Network Inc. (Milwaukee)
  147. Pathfinders (Milwaukee)
  148. Peace Learning Center Of Milwaukee, Inc. (Milwaukee)
  149. Pets Helping People Inc (Milwaukee)
  150. Project Concern of Cudahy-St. Francis (Milwaukee)
  151. Project RETURN, Inc. (Milwaukee)
  152. Province of St. Joseph of the Capuchin Order Inc. (Capuchin Community Services - House of Peace) (Milwaukee)
  153. Revitalize Milwaukee Inc. (Milwaukee)
  154. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Wisconsin, Inc. (Milwaukee)
  155. Serving Older Adults of Southeast Wisconsin Inc. (Milwaukee)
  156. Sherman Phoenix Foundation (Milwaukee)
  157. Silver Spring Neighborhood Center (Milwaukee)
  158. St. Vincent de Paul Society of Milwaukee (Milwaukee)
  159. Street Angels Inc (Milwaukee)
  160. Tosa Community Food Pantry Inc (Milwaukee)
  161. United Community Center Inc. (Milwaukee)
  162. Wisconsin Veterans Network Inc (Milwaukee)
  163. Wisdom Inc. - FREE (Milwaukee)
  164. Your Move Mke (Milwaukee)
  165. Family Promise Of Monroe County, Inc (Monroe)
  166. Veterans Assistance Foundation, Inc. (Monroe)
  167. Kingdom Come, Inc. (Oconto)
  168. Northwoods Alliance For Temporary Housing (Oneida)
  169. Rhinelander Area Food Pantry (Oneida)
  170. 1000 Generations - Safe Families for Children (Northeast Wisconsin) (Outagamie)
  171. Artists For The Humanities Inc (Outagamie)
  172. Boys & Girls Club Fox Valley Inc (Outagamie)
  173. CASA of the Fox Cities Inc. (Outagamie)
  174. Children's Cancer Family Foundation of Northeast Wisconsin (Outagamie)
  175. Community Clothes Closet Inc. (Outagamie)
  176. Compassionate Home Health Care Inc (Outagamie)
  177. COTS Inc. (Outagamie)
  178. First 5 Fox Valley, Inc (Outagamie)
  179. Fox Valley Jail Ministries Inc (Outagamie)
  180. Fox Valley Memory Project (Outagamie)
  181. Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity (Outagamie)
  182. Hortonville Community Food Pantry, Inc. (Outagamie)
  183. Littlest Tumor Foundation (Outagamie)
  184. Loaves & Fishes Of The Fox Valley Inc (Outagamie)
  185. New Life United Methodist Church - Our Kids Program (Outagamie)
  186. Non-Profit Affordable Housing Based Rental Services (Outagamie)
  187. Pillars, Inc. (Outagamie)
  188. Riverview Gardens Inc (Outagamie)
  189. The Salvation Army Bread of Life Center Black Creek (Outagamie)
  190. Valley Packaging Industries, Inc. (Outagamie)
  191. Vida Medical Clinic and Support Services (Outagamie)
  192. Wisconsibs Inc (Outagamie)
  193. Women's Fund for the Fox Valley Region, Inc. (Outagamie)
  194. Women's Fund for the Fox Valley Region, Inc. - The Monthlies Project (Outagamie)
  195. Balance Inc (Ozaukee)
  196. Family Promise Ozaukee County (Ozaukee)
  197. Family Sharing Of Ozaukee Co Inc (Ozaukee)
  198. Golden Opportunities Partnerships Inc (Ozaukee)
  199. Hometown Heroes (Ozaukee)
  200. Ozaukee Food Alliance (Ozaukee)
  201. Ozaukee Nonprofit Center Inc (Ozaukee)
  202. The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 82 (Ozaukee)
  203. Assistance & Resource Center Inc (Pierce)
  204. Our Neighbors' Place (Pierce)
  205. Spring Valley Seniors Staying Put Inc (Pierce)
  206. Amery Area Senior Citizens Center (Polk)
  207. The Salvation Army of Polk County (Polk)
  208. Catherine Marian Housing, Inc. DBA Bethany Apartments (Racine)
  209. HOPES Center Of Racine Inc (Racine)
  210. Racine Vocational Ministry, Inc. (Racine)
  211. SAFE Haven of Racine, Inc. (Racine)
  212. Senior Companion Program Inc (Racine)
  213. Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin (Racine)
  214. Volunteer Center of Racine County (Racine)
  215. Women's Resource Center of Racine (Racine)
  216. ECHO (Rock)
  217. Family Promise Of Greater Beloit Inc (Rock)
  218. Project 1649 Inc (Rock)
  219. Webs of Grief (Rock)
  220. YWCA Rock County (Rock)
  221. Indianhead Community Action Agency (Rusk)
  222. Rusk County Lighthouse Org (Rusk)
  223. Baraboo Area Homeless Shelter (Sauk)
  224. Beyond Blessed Pantry (Sauk)
  225. Big Brothers Big Sisters WI Shoreline (Sheboygan)
  226. Friends of Uptown Social (Sheboygan)
  227. Generations Intergenerational Center (Sheboygan)
  228. Meals On Wheels of Sheboygan County, Inc. (Sheboygan)
  229. Nourish Farms Inc. (Sheboygan)
  230. Salvation Army - Sheboygan (Sheboygan)
  231. Sheboygan County Food Bank Inc. (Sheboygan)
  232. Sheboygan County Interfaith Organization Inc (Sheboygan)
  233. Halos of the St Croix Valley (St. Croix)
  234. Operation Help (St. Croix)
  235. The Salvation Army of St. Croix County (St. Croix)
  236. Westfields Hospital & Clinic Foundation (St. Croix)
  237. Taylor County Literacy Council (Taylor)
  238. Couleecap, Inc. (Vernon)
  239. Feed Our Rural Kids Inc (Vilas)
  240. Prince Of Peace Lutheran Church Ngls-Elca (Vilas)
  241. Walworth County Food Pantry (Walworth)
  242. Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity/Habitat For Humanity International (Washburn)
  243. Chix 4 a Cause, Ltd. (Washington)
  244. Interfaith Caregivers Of Washington County Inc. (Washington)
  245. Love & Blessings (Washington)
  246. Washington County Foster Closet, Inc. (Washington)
  247. Wisconsin Lutheran Child & Family Service, Inc. (Washington)
  248. Chosen, Inc. (Waukesha)
  249. Eras Senior Network, Inc. (Waukesha)
  250. Falls Area Community Services Inc (Waukesha)
  251. Family Promise Of Waukesha County Inc (Waukesha)
  252. Hope Center Inc (Waukesha)
  253. Kingdom Workers (Waukesha)
  254. Oconomowoc Silver Streak, Inc. (Waukesha)
  255. ProHealth Care Foundation Inc. (Waukesha)
  256. Redeem And Restore Center Inc (Waukesha)
  257. Se Wi Emergency Support Group Inc (Waukesha)
  258. The Turkey Club Inc. (Waukesha)
  259. Waukesha County Christmas Clearing Council Inc (Waukesha)
  260. YMCA Of Greater Waukesha County Inc (Waukesha)
  261. Clintonville Goodfellows Association (Waupaca)
  262. Compassionate Connections Center Inc (Waupaca)
  263. Rawhide Youth Services (Waupaca)
  264. The Salvation Army of Waupaca (Waupaca)
  265. Waushara Prevention Council (Waushara)
  266. Welcomed Inc (Waushara)
  267. Covey Inc (Winnebago)
  268. Day By Day Warming Shelter Inc (Winnebago)
  269. Jake's Network of Hope (Winnebago)
  270. Jasper Pickett Foundation (Winnebago)
  271. Lakeside Packaging Plus (Winnebago)
  272. Leaven (Winnebago)
  273. Oshkosh Area Community Pantry Inc (Winnebago)
  274. Reach Counseling Services Inc. (Winnebago)
  275. St Vincent De Paul Council Of Neenah-Menasha Inc (Winnebago)
  276. St. Joseph Food Program, Inc. (Winnebago)
  277. The Teachers' Closet Inc. (Winnebago)
  278. Winnebago County - Park View Health Center (Winnebago)
  279. Feeding Our Communities With United Services Inc (FOCUS) (Wood)
  280. Hannah Center Inc (Wood)
  281. Soup or Socks (Wood)

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