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Give BIG Green Bay is Back

January 14, 2021 – At a time when local nonprofits need critical financial support, Give BIG Green Bay is back! The Green Bay Packers Foundation and Greater Green Bay Community Foundation will host the fourth annual community-wide giving day from noon February 16 until noon February 17, 2021. Give BIG Green Bay 2021 will highlight the work of 45 local nonprofit organizations working to improve 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 to encourage everyone to donate, at any level.   

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 February 16 to February 17, from noon to noon, people everywhere can donate to support the work of 45 local participating nonprofits by visiting giveBIGgreenbay.org. This online giving event provides nonprofits with a platform to tell their story and encourages contributions of 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, the nonprofits will rally their own networks and supporters to amplify the impact.

Save the Date:
Give BIG Green Bay
Noon, February 16, 2021 – Noon, February 17, 2021

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 our 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 WI

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.



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