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

45 local nonprofits selected to participate in third annual community-wide giving day Feb. 16-17 

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At a time when local nonprofits need critical financial support, 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 fourth annual community-wide giving day from noon on Feb. 16 until noon on Feb. 17, 2021. 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 $350,000 in matching funds and incentives.  

The combined three-year total of this unique crowd funding effort has exceeded $3.4 million of support for local nonprofits. Last February, more than $1.2 million was raised in 24 hours through the generosity of 2,800 donors. More than 43% of these donors self-identified as new to the organization they supported.

It is broadly recognized there has never been a more critical time to raise awareness for the important role nonprofits are playing in our community. Unprecedented demands are being placed on nonprofits, while their economic resources and human capital are severely constrained, putting our most vulnerable at risk. Give BIG Green Bay continues to be an innovative program that connects those who serve to needed resources. 

On Feb. 16 to Feb. 17, from noon to noon, people everywhere can donate to support the work of any of the 45 local participating nonprofits by visiting giveBIGgreenbay.org. 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.

The Greater Green Bay Community Foundation will underwrite all program expenses allowing 100% of the Green Bay Packers Foundation $250,000 commitment to be allocated as matching funds and encourage our community to give BIG. Additional fundraising incentives are available this year, due to the generosity of Give BIG Green Bay supporters: Janet and Charlie Lieb, Kris and Terry Fulwiler, The Village Companies, and Associated Bank. Thanks to these funding partners, every dollar donated during the 24-hour giving day will go even further to support important work happening in the community.

"There has never been a more important time for all of us to come together as a community for a common goal. We are proud to be a part of Give BIG Green Bay, which connects people directly with impactful nonprofit agencies 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 these important organizations and to donate, at any level."

A diverse cross-section of organizations serving Brown County was selected. This year, 33% of the participating nonprofits are first-time participants. The combination of experienced and new nonprofits is sure to bring a powerful energy to Give BIG Green Bay 2021.

"Green Bay is our home and we are all committed to supporting those who care so deeply for our community. The past few years are a clear indication that Give BIG Green Bay is connecting with people's desire to help.," said Dennis Buehler, President and CEO of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation. "We hope that as circumstances allow, people will join us to support local nonprofits who are on the front lines addressing some of our most pressing needs."

Congratulations to the 2021 Give BIG Green Bay Nonprofit Partners! They are listed below by cause:

Animal Welfare

  • Firefly Acres Horse Farm
  • Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary

Arts & Culture

  • Green Bay Botanical Garden
  • Neville Public Museum Foundation
  • The Art Garage

Community Improvement

  • Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity
  • Olde Main Street Green Bay
  • YWCA Greater Green Bay

Education

  • CollegeReady
  • Encompass Early Education and Care
  • Family & Childcare Resources of N.E.W.
  • Greater Green Bay YMCA
  • Literacy Green Bay
  • NWTC Educational Foundation

Environment & Conservation

  • Baird Creek Preservation Foundation
  • Brown County Chapter of the Izaak Walton League

Health & Wellness

  • Aging & Disability Resource Center of Brown County
  • Altrusa House
  • American Red Cross Northeast Wisconsin Chapter
  • Foundations Health & Wholeness
  • Jackie Nitschke Center
  • Oral Health Partnership
  • Wello
  • Wise Women Gathering Place

Human Services

  • ASPIRO
  • Casa ALBA Melanie
  • CP
  • Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin
  • Hope and Olive 
  • Integrated Community Solutions
  • Service League of Green Bay

Hunger & Homelessness

  • Denmark Community Cupboard
  • Freedom House Ministries
  • Golden House
  • House of Hope Green Bay
  • The Salvation Army of Greater Green Bay

Military & Law Enforcement

  • 4th HOOAH Wisconsin

Recreation & Sports

  • Green Bay Action Sports Organization (GBASO)
  • myTEAM TRIUMPH

Youth Development

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Wisconsin
  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay
  • The Children's Museum of Green Bay
  • Foster the Village
  • Journey to Adult Success
  • We All Rise: African American Resource Center

For more information, please visit givebiggreenbay.org.

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 $14.4 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 $134 million in grants since inception to improve the quality of life in Northeastern Wisconsin. As a nonprofit charitable organization, the Community Foundation manages 700 funds with assets exceeding $156 million. Over the past year, $17.7 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. www.ggbcf.org

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