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GREEN BAY, Wis. – The Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay, a fund of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation, has awarded eight grants, totaling more than $57,000 to local nonprofit programs.
The Women’s Fund endowment provides grants local nonprofit organizations that offer programs and services supporting leadership and self-esteem initiatives for women and girls. Since 1998, the Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay has granted more than $730,000 to more than 95 initiatives and programs in our community. Grants from this fund make an impact every day by supporting thousands of women and girls in our community!
Grants are awarded based on a competitive application process including review by a team of community volunteers. The next deadline for Women’s Fund grants applications is July 1, 2018. Online applications may be accessed at www.ggbcf.org.
Brown County Health & Human Services, Parents Pals Program
This grant will allow Parent Pals to conduct three educational sessions for mothers referred from Child Protective Services on topics including: "Budgeting & Nutrition," "Garden to Table" planting and harvesting their own vegetables, and "Common Childhood Illnesses & Injuries - Prevention, Treatment & When to Seek Medical Intervention.”.
St. Norbert College, United reSISTERs Stories of Resilience
This funding will be used to publish a book on the resettlement and resiliency of young African female refugees. The stories will highlight the young women's participation in and creation of the United reSISTERs, a group of young Somali women who have a passion for creating a more tight-knit community and peaceful world.
YWCA of Greater Green Bay, Somali Women’s Empowerment Program
Funds will enable Somali women of all ages to access culturally customized and affordable experiences that help them integrate in the YWCA and the community. The Women's Empowerment program includes female-only swimming, fitness center access, and computer classes.
Casa ALBA Melanie, Mujeres Fuertes & Women’s Support Group
This grant will fund two related programs for Hispanic women: 1) Mujeres Fuertes/Strong Women - offers exercise and nutrition classes for women, encouraging healthy lifestyle choices and 2) Hispanic Women Support Group, which offers women in abusive situations the tools to develop self-help skills while supporting the women and their families.
Exceptional Equestrians, Girls Rule 2018
This grant will support the equine-assisted learning program that empowers girls to lead their lives with success. Grant funds will support program need-based scholarships.
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Green Bay, Post-Adoption Services for Birth Mothers
This funding will provide comprehensive post-adoption services to birth mothers. These activities will provide opportunities for birth mothers to connect with and support each other, provide tangible support to birth mothers shortly after the birth of the child they are creating an adoption plan for and provide professional counseling services.
NWTC Educational Foundation, Women of Color
Funds will provide NWTC's Women of Color group an opportunity to increase achievement and persistence rates of minority women by creating a supportive environment where they can find strength in each other and succeed academically. The group provides a structured environment where participants can share stories, get involved in the community, gain leadership skills, and attend presentations and workshops on learning new skills.
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay, Girls Only Graphic Design
The funds will support a summer offering of the Girls Only Graphic Design program that will give girls a look at women in the arts throughout the years and their stamp on history. Girls will take trips to museums, around our community and through the Internet to discover the women who are using their talent to make a difference.
The Funds for Greater Green Bay are a collection of funds of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation. The grant program funds measurable strategies to make a positive impact on the quality of life and create a better future for residents of our community.
In addition to the Funds for Greater Green Bay endowed funds, other donors are invited to co-invest in vetted programs. In this cycle, donors contributed $14,500 toward programs, creating even greater impact.
Grants are awarded based on a competitive application process which includes review by a grants team of community volunteers. Two grant cycles are offered annually for the Funds for Greater Green Bay. The next deadline for applications is January 11, 2019.
The Summer 2019 grants were awarded to the following organizations and programs:
Bellin Health Foundation, Brown County Population Health Collaborative
Funding will continue the rollout of a Community Care Team platform to over 1,600 individuals with disabilities supported by a collaborative of organizations. The platform includes establishing connections for sharing information, common protocols for communication and service coordination, and expectations for collaboration.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Wisconsin, One-to-One Youth Mentoring
Core mentoring program support helps match youth from the waiting list and recruit Bigs. The funds will identify, recruit, train, engage, and support additional youth and mentors.
Clarity Care, Help At Home
Help At Home addresses the growing need to provide affordable supportive care services for aging populations by offering reduced-cost supportive home care for those whose incomes are at or below 200% of the federal poverty level, are not eligible to receive government assistance for supportive services, and are in need of care for an infirmity or disability due to aging, traumatic brain injury, physical or developmental disability or degenerative diagnosis.
Curative Connections, Memory Cafe
Memory Cafes provide a fun, comfortable environment where people with early stage memory loss, along with their companion or caregiver, can relax, engage and enjoy the company of others who are on the same journey. Six Memory Cafes operate in Brown County.
Door County Memorial Hospital Ministry Health Care, Inclusion Through Wellness
This will implement innovative strategies that improve the wellness of individuals with cognitive, sensory and physical disabilities in the Kewaunee County community. These encompass three outreach programs designed to support diverse populations in need of specific interventions.
Encompass Early Education & Care, Weekend Food Packs for At-Risk Preschool Children
Weekend Food Packs support 95 preschool children at four of the most at-risk Encompass centers. This program provides food support for the weekend to help address three issues that impact learning: hunger, childhood obesity and nutrition, and brain development. Each week the program provides fresh fruit, soup, a breakfast bar, cereal, and crackers.
Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. Food Funds for Greater Green Bay
This grant will provide Food Funds to member food pantries in Brown, Kewaunee, and Oconto counties: re-granted dollars to member organizations to access healthy food from a warehouse of food products.
Foundations Health & Wholeness, Electronic Health Records - Final Phase Implementation
Completion of an electronic health records program will help people struggling with mental illness receive better mental health care by improving all aspects of patient care, including safety, effectiveness, patient-centeredness, communication, education, timeliness, efficiency, and equity.
Golden House, Employment Equity for Survivors of Domestic Abuse
Funding will support advocacy efforts and community partnerships to facilitate sustainable employment for victims of domestic abuse by developing relationships with employers who provide livable wages and removing the barrier of limited childcare options and lack of transportation.
Hand-N-Hand of Northeastern Wisconsin, Educational Program
This program provides opportunities for families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing to connect, promoting language, early literacy, and social and emotional development through playgroups, workshops, sign language and music classes, community outings and more.
Hands On Deck, Week Night Class Scholarship Program
Programs empower youth and families to succeed together through experiential learning focused on the science and art of building wooden boats and cabinets and the preservation of traditional skills. The scholarship program will allow low-income youth to participate at a reduced rate or free as the organization begins charging for its services.
HSHS St. Vincent/St. Mary's Foundation, Nurse's Nook Program
This addresses the health risks faced by children living in rural communities so they can focus on and succeed in school. Children in participating Oconto County schools are given access to basic needs items that help improve health such as food, clothing, and hygiene products as well as transportation assistance for medical appointments, referrals for specialized care, and access to medical equipment and over-the-counter treatments.
Literacy Green Bay, Children First Family Literacy
The Children First Family Literacy Program continues to grow helping participants achieve their GED while working. Participants pay a low, one-time registration cost.
Marinette & Oconto Counties Literacy Council, Project Tutor Leadership
Funds will assist Oconto County's prospective tutors during their training process, at in-services, and tutoring new adult students. Tutor training will require laptops and Internet capability, tech support, supplies and materials.
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Educational Foundation, College Comeback
Programs inspire low-income adults living in Brown, Oconto or Kewaunee counties to uncover their career passion and achieve a college degree for a family-sustaining career that leads to economic stability. Funding provides financial support for education expenses such as tuition and books to low-income unemployed or underemployed adults with dreams of higher education.
Transformation House, TADA Program
Funding will assist in the purchase of equipment, bus passes, and cost of helping residents become sober and maintain their sobriety through in-house programming, community support programs and possible mental health services. Breathalyzers, drug test kits, bus passes and in-house service costs are included.
WisconSibs, WisconSibs Program
Wisconsibs is dedicated to the lifelong needs of siblings of people with disabilities and will host two peer support workshops in Brown County for youth ages 6 to 17 who are siblings of a child with disabilities. Leadership training and opportunities are also offered to teens throughout the year.
Wisconsin Humane Society - Green Bay Campus, Youth Programs
Support will enhance youth programming that provides unique and interactive learning experiences with shelter animals to teach empathy, compassion, self-efficacy and cooperation to Brown County youth.
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