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Packers, Greater Green Bay Community Foundation kick off Give BIG Green Bay

40 local nonprofits selected to participate in third annual community-wide giving day Feb. 18-19 

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

After a second successful giving day in 2019, Give BIG Green Bay is back for another year. The Green Bay Packers Foundation and the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation are excited to host the third annual community-wide giving day from noon on Feb. 18 until noon on Feb. 19, 2020. Give BIG Green Bay will highlight the work of 40 local nonprofit organizations working to change lives in our community. Thanks to the generosity of the Green Bay Packers Foundation and other donors, this year's event will offer $362,500 in matching funds and incentives.

Last February, the Green Bay Packers Foundation and Greater Green Bay Community Foundation hosted the community's second online giving day: Give BIG Green Bay. In response, the community stepped up in a BIG way, and through the generosity of 3,446 donors, $1,387,860 was raised in 24 hours to support 40 local nonprofits.

On Feb. 18 to Feb. 19, from noon to noon, people everywhere can donate to support the work of any of the 40 local particpating nonprofits by visiting This online giving platform makes it easy to contribute any amount to make a BIG difference in Brown County. The Give BIG Green Bay team will work closely with participating nonprofits using social, print, and broadcast media to create awareness about this exciting 24-hour event. Additionally, participating nonprofits will rally their supporters to amplify the impact.

Give BIG Green Bay 2020 will offer $362,500 in matching funds and incentives – a $50,000 increase over last year. The Greater Green Bay Community Foundation will underwrite all program expenses allowing the full $250,000 Green Bay Packers Foundation commitment to be allocated as matching funds and encourage our community to give BIG. Additional matching funds and incentives are available this year, due to the generosity of Janet and Charlie Lieb, The Village Companies and the J. J. Keller Foundation. Thanks to these funding partners, every dollar donated through this giving day will go even further to support important work happening in our community.

"Give BIG Green Bay has the ability to create a stronger community by connecting people directly with the impactful nonprofit agencies and leaders who are dedicated to serving the residents of Brown County," said Mark Murphy, Green Bay Packers President/CEO. "We encourage everyone to learn more about the important work of our local nonprofits and to donate, at any level."

A diverse cross-section of organizations serving Brown County were selected, and all funds will be distributed directly to the agencies. This year, 60% of the participating nonprofits in Give BIG Green Bay 2020 are first-time participants. The combination of experienced and new nonprofits is sure to bring a powerful energy to Give BIG Green Bay 2020.

"Last year, 41% of Give BIG Green Bay donors self-reported as new to a participating nonprofit. That's a strong indication that Give BIG Green Bay is connecting new resources to these organizations," said Dennis Buehler, President and CEO of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation. "Please join us on giving day to support local nonprofits that are on the front lines addressing some of our most pressing needs."

The Green Bay Packers Foundation and Greater Green Bay Community Foundation's Give BIG Green Bay community-wide giving day is returning for a third year. 40 benefitting nonprofits were announced Thursday morning.

Congratulations to the 2020 Give BIG Green Bay Nonprofit Partners! They are listed below by cause:

Animal Welfare

  • Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Lucky 7 Dog Rescue
  • Wisconsin Humane Society Green Bay Campus

Arts & Culture

  • Mosaic Arts
  • Hands on Deck
  • Heritage Hill Corporation

Community Improvement

  • Definitely De Pere
  • Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity
  • Volunteer Center of Brown County


  • Friends of the Brown County Library
  • Howe Community Resource Center
  • Junior Achievement
  • Scholarships Inc.

Environment & Conservation

  • Baird Creek Preservation Foundation
  • Brown Co. Land & Water Conservation Dept.
  • UPCDC The Farmory

Health & Wellness

  • Connections for Mental Wellness
  • Jackie Nitschke Center
  • Vivent Health (AIDS Resource Center of WI)
  • Wello

Human Services

  • ADRC of Brown County
  • Casa ALBA Melanie
  • Eye Heart World
  • Service League (Back to School Store)
  • St. Vincent de Paul Green Bay
  • YWCA Green Bay

Hunger & Homelessness

  • House of Hope
  • Paul's Pantry
  • St. John / Micah / Wellspring
  • Transformation House

Military & Law Enforcement

  • 4th HOOAH Wisconsin
  • Green Bay Police Foundation
  • Team River Runner

Recreation & Sports

  • GBASO (GB Action Sports Organization)
  • Miracle League of Green Bay

Youth Development

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Brown County 4-H
  • Girl Scouts of the NW Great Lakes

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About the Green Bay Packers Foundation:

The Green Bay Packers Foundation was established in 1986 as a vehicle to assure continued contributions to charity. It supports a variety of nonprofit organizations and community programs through its annual grant cycle, impact grants and program-based grants that benefit scholarships, volunteerism, social responsibility, veterans and the military, youth/high school football, cancer awareness and youth fitness. The Foundation is a component of Green Bay Packers Give Back, the organization's all-encompassing community outreach initiative, and has distributed more than $8.5 million for charitable purposes since its inception.

About the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation:

Established in 1991, the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation has provided more than $117 million in grants since inception to improve the quality of life in Northeastern Wisconsin. As a nonprofit charitable organization, the Community Foundation manages more than 650 funds with assets exceeding $154 million. Over the past year, $9.3 million in grants were distributed to local nonprofit organizations. Our mission is to inspire and encourage charitable giving in Northeast Wisconsin by connecting caring people with solutions to strengthen our community.

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