Arts & Culture Fund for Greater Green Bay
The greater Green Bay area community realizes that programs promoting arts and culture create a high quality of life in a community and attract individuals to our area for business and pleasure. The arts are central to human development from early childhood, and creativity is a quality that sets us apart from other living creatures. Arts and culture bring joy, new perspectives, richness, and innovative ideas to all aspects of community life, from business and community development to leisure and extra-curricular pursuits. Preserving our arts and cultures links us to the past, teaches us about where we came from and how we got here, and provides a basis for understanding who we are and what makes our community unique. The Arts & Culture Fund for Greater Green Bay will bring visibility to arts and the cultures into our community allowing for expressions of creativity and a clearer sense of place. This includes, but is not limited to, visual and performing arts, participatory performing arts, literary creative expression and cultural diversity, and the preservation and celebration of material culture. Targeted funding will help us build a richer and more diverse greater Green Bay.
The Fund for Greater Green Bay
The Fund for Greater Green Bay helps increase the quality of life and creates a better future for our entire community by supporting measurable strategies in a range of interest areas including arts and culture, education and learning, the environment, health, human services, and neighborhoods and community. The Community Foundation awards grants to local non-profit organizations for projects primarily serving the residents of Brown, Kewaunee, and Oconto Counties.
The Women's Fund of Greater Green Bay, a fund of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation, supports programs and projects that develop leadership and build self esteem in women and girls living in Northeast Wisconsin.
The Basic Needs Giving Partnership provides funding through grants to established non-profit organizations that have a proven record of success in maintaining solid, critical programs that address the root causes of poverty and prevent persons in episodic crisis from becoming persons of chronic need. The Basic Needs Giving Partnership was established in 2007 and brings together charitable resources from the U.S. Venture Fund for Basic Needs within the Community Foundation, the J.J. Keller Foundation and other partner donors.
Make your giving dollars go further: We have a matching gift offer for Basic Needs Giving Partner gifts up until May 15, 2013 from the U.S. Venture Corporation. Any donor from Brown, Kewaunee, or Oconto counties wanting to make a gift to the U.S. Venture Open Fund for Basic Needs will be matched 50 cents on the dollar, up to $225,000. This community foundation field of interest fund provides grants to organizations fighting the root causes of poverty in our community.
The Bridging Communities Fund
The Bridging Communities Fund focuses on increasing the quality of life of the elderly in Northeast Wisconsin by providing grants to non-profits who can deliver services and programs. This fund was established at the Community Foundation in October of 2009.
The Crime Prevention Fund for Greater Green Bay
Studies indicate that crime prevention measures can significantly reduce crime and are up to 10 times more cost-effective than traditional control measures. The Crime Prevention Foundation of Brown County was formed to help prevent crime by supporting programs which successfully engage a variety of at-risk populations such as children and teens.
The School Spirit Educational Endowment Funds
The School Spirit Educational Endowment Funds provide educators in the Green Bay Area Public Schools with mini-grants to explore creative ways of delivering educational experiences. Teachers, staff, students, and parent associations can apply for grants through an application process.
The Legacy Fund
The Legacy Fund, the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation’s administrative endowment, provides support for the ongoing operations of the Foundation. This fund allows the Community Foundation to maintain financial stability and provide lower cost services to donor and non-profit clients.
The Educating for Excellence Fund supports programs that educate school-aged children using a variety of methods in a broad range of subject matters. Grants are given to educational non-profits including but not limited to schools.
The Children’s Fund for Greater Green Bay helps children succeed, grow and develop, and learn. The fund targets programs providing opportunities and services primarily for at-risk children.
Ashwaubenon Education Foundation
The Ashwaubenon Education Fund supports the development and continuation of innovative opportunities to enhance Ashwaubenon Public School student experiences in order to develop them as model community and world citizens. Grant applications will be accepted from any Ashwaubenon School District, parent, staff, or administrator, parent association, or community member partnered with professional School District staff. You can read more about the Ashwaubenon Education Foundation at http://www.ashwaubenoneducationfoundation.com.