This program funds measurable strategies to move people from the brink of poverty to a place of economic stability and self-sufficiency. All proposals are encouraged, with priority given to requests that address housing stability, education and workforce development, and human services and basic needs programs addressing root causes of poverty.
Although all innovative ideas that meet emerging needs or opportunities will be considered, these are priority areas:
- Housing stability
- Education and workforce development
- Human services and basic needs programs addressing root causes of poverty
All applicants must meet the following:
- Be a nonprofit organization with a 501(c)(3) designation by the Internal Revenue Service or a governmental body, such as a school or municipality
- Directly serve the people of the greater Green Bay area, with primary emphasis on those residing in Brown, Kewaunee and Oconto counties
- Conduct business without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, veteran status or national origin
Types of Grants
Grants will provide program or project support. Equipment, technology, and continuous improvement work to enhance organizational capacity or efficiencies will be considered as will other priorities as determined by the Grants Committee. Ongoing operations will be considered if an applicant demonstrates significant changes in capacity, identified need, delivery, structure, or implementation or if a true collaboration is involved.
Projects will be evaluated on the following criteria. Strong programs will:
- Have a transformational and lasting impact on the lives of low-income adults, youth and families
- Articulate a well-defined need with clear actions to meet the need
- Articulate a plan toward sustainability
- Take into account best practices and other models
- Use collaborative strategies or coordinated services to leverage impact
- Alignment with current regional poverty reduction strategies is encouraged
- Propose a clear and appropriate budget
- Have a clear evaluation methodology with defined, meaningful, and measurable outcomes
- Seek to make a long-term impact on the community and those served relative to cost
- Have a positive standing with the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation, or similar granting partners, regarding previously received grants. This includes the complete and timely submission of final reports detailing measured impact, activities, and expenditures.
What We Do Not Fund
The Stand Together Foundation does not fund the following:
- Annual appeals, capital campaigns or other fundraising activities or events
- Religious activities or programs that serve, or appear to serve, specific religious organizations, groups, denominations, or beliefs
- Debt retirement, deficit financing, reduction of an operating deficit or replenishment of resources used to pay for such purposes
- Lobbying or legislative activities
- Programming or expenses occurring before the grant is awarded
- Efforts substantially serving people outside of Brown, Kewaunee and Oconto counties
- Minimum of $10,000 requests
- Multiyear requests may be considered
Apply for a Grant
To submit a grant request, apply online. Review the online application questions and requirements, which include this budget form.
Applications must be received by the Foundation by October 1.
Decisions will be announced within 8-10 weeks of the application deadline.
Prior to completing an application, all potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Amber Paluch, Vice President of Community Engagement.