COVID-19 Response Efforts


The Greater Green Bay Community Foundation has activated an Emergency Response Fund and the Green Bay Packers have established the Packers Give Back COVID-19 Community Relief Fund to provide nonprofit organizations with flexible resources to address the impact of the COVID-19 public health crisis on our community, including immediate basic needs, gaps in service and operational challenges. 

Granting approach

We are committed to a collaborative, strategic and nimble process based on the most up-to-date community information and a continuous assessment of the situation. We will apply the same level of diligence through this process as we do to all our grantmaking. Our team is committed to working beyond the grant to understand the need for and impact of the dollars in the community.


Based on our nonprofit structure, the emergency response fund is able to support organizations that meet the following criteria: 

  • A nonprofit organization with a 501(c)(3) designation by the Internal Revenue Service, a group fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or a governmental body, such as a school or municipality
  • Those directly serving the people of Brown, Kewaunee or Oconto counties. Packers Give Back Funds are specifically designated to support nonprofits in Brown County.
  • Those conducting business without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual preference, age, marital status, disability or national origin

We are not able to fund individuals or businesses directly. Direct support to individuals will be handled through nonprofits with established processes for determining need.

Funding priorities

Independent grants teams will consider the following criteria as we evaluate grant applications: 

  • Requests must address an immediate need directly related to the community impact of COVID-19
  • Preference will be given to direct services to those impacted by this public health crisis
  • Preference will be given to areas of basic need 

Timing & grant amounts

Applications will be accepted continuously, and grants will be distributed on a rolling basis to allow for the most flexible response to evolving needs.  

The grants team will review applications on an ongoing basis with funding decisions to be made within two weeks of the application submission.

Grant award amounts will be dependent on available dollars. We are committed to developing a central pool of funds nonprofits can access for support throughout the crisis. The Community Foundation will waive all credit card and administrative fees for donations to this fund.

Applications process 

In an effort to simplify processes, nonprofit organizations can complete one application to be eligible for both the Emergency Response Fund and the Packers Give Back COVID-19 Community Relief FundReview the online application questions here.

Our team will reach out to funded nonprofits with follow-up information and reporting requests.  

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Please also visit for more COVID-19 relief funding.

How you can help

Contribute to the Emergency Response Fund.  

You can support the Community Foundation’s strategic response to the pandemic by making a donation to the Emergency Response Fund. As a community foundation, we have the expertise and capacity to direct charitable resources where they’re needed most. Click here to donate or, if you have a donor-advised fund with us, contact Annie Dart

Continue giving to the organizations you care about. 

Now, more than ever, the organizations that are important to you will need your support. If you are in a position to give, it will make a difference. 


Greater Green Bay Community Foundation

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