COVID-19 Response Funding

   


Grantmaking from the COVID-19 Response Funds at the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation focuses on our community’s most vulnerable populations. The initial grant distributions support food security, safe shelter, transportation, access to care, and other basic needs. 

Funding will continue to reach the community through the work of local nonprofits serving critical needs. Grant applications will be accepted on a rolling basis as review teams continue to consider pending requests and assess evolving needs. 

Nonprofits complete one application to be eligible for both the Community Foundation’s Emergency Response Fund and the Packers Give Back COVID-19 Community Relief Fund. 

Eighth-round grants - GGBCF Emergency Response Fund

Girls Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes
This award will support work with at-risk girls during the ongoing pandemic, with new programming that creates resources council members can bring to the girls’ homes while it is not yet safe for the girls to meet in person.

Innovative Services
This grant award will allow Innovative Services to purchase personal protective equipment, as well as technology for telehealth work, allowing staff to continue to stay connected in providing youth services and mental health support to clients.

Lakeshore Community Pantry
This grant will serve the residents of Kewaunee County by providing food, clothing, and household goods to those in greatest need. 

We All Rise African American Resource Center
Funds will cover expenses related to getting clients into more permanent housing, covering shelter program costs and needs, and to provide general food and hygiene items and other basic needs.

Eighth-round grants - Packers Give Back COVID-19 Community Relief Fund

De Pere Unified School District 
Grant funds will purchase nonperishable food for the weekend meal bag food distribution program, along with small grocery store gift cards for families in need.

Ecumenical Partnership for Housing
This grant award will support technology upgrades that will enable EPH to continue to support its clients’ needs through transitional housing, long-term supportive housing and an eviction prevention program.

Innovative Services
This grant award will allow Innovative Services to purchase personal protective equipment, as well as technology for telehealth work, allowing staff to continue to stay connected in providing youth services and mental health support to clients.
 

Seventh-round grants - GGBCF Emergency Response Fund

ALS Association (Wisconsin Chapter) 
Grant funding will help meet the needs of people living with ALS in northeast Wisconsin by funding technology that will enable ALS patients to stay connected with caregivers and others they may need to communicate with for their continued well-being.

Curative Connections 
This grant award will enable Curative Connections to purchase personal protective equipment and technology that will assist the organization with continuing to deliver their services to older adults and members of the community dealing with memory loss.

Foundations Health & Wholeness 
Grant funding will support ongoing mental health counseling services, including providing video therapy during the ongoing pandemic.

Kingdom Come 
In order to continue to serve community members in Oconto County, Kingdom Come will purchase additional food, hygiene items and personal protective equipment to meet the increased demand at the weekly food pantry. 

Luxemburg-Casco School District
The district will use this grant award to support students and families through its weekend backpack program, with nutritious foods and hygiene items to be distributed directly to those in need.

The Gathering Place
This grant will fund weekly virtual support and educational groups for those they serve and the greater community, including the purchase of technology to conduct the group sessions.

Violence Intervention Project
This grant award will support this organization in its ability to provide free and confidential services to individuals and families in Kewaunee County impacted by various forms of abuse.  Funds will be used to secure technology upgrades and offset additional helpline expenses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
 

Seventh-round Grants - Packers Give Back COVID-19 Community Relief Fund

Ben's Wish
Grant funds will be used to purchase food and supplies for the Weekend Food Pack Alliance to support families of members of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay. The collaborative weekend food program works to reduce food insecurity for local youth

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay 
In order to meet the needs of youth and their families, awarded funds will be used to provide scholarships for summer enrollment.  This grant will also purchase an online registration system to eliminate the need for physical contact during the summer enrollment process.

Curative Connections
This grant award will enable Curative Connections to purchase personal protective equipment and technology that will assist the organization with continuing to deliver their services to older adults and members of the community dealing with memory loss.

Foundations Health & Wholeness
Grant funding will support ongoing mental health counseling services, including providing video therapy during the ongoing pandemic.

NeighborWorks Green Bay
NeighborWorks Green Bay will use this grant award to support tenants struggling to pay rent as a direct result of the ongoing health crisis.

The Gathering Place
This grant will fund weekly virtual support and educational groups for those they serve and the greater community, including the purchase of technology to conduct the group sessions.
 

Fifth & Sixth-round grants - GGBCF Emergency Response Fund

Ben’s Wish
Grant funds will be used to purchase food and supplies for the Weekend Food Pack Alliance to support families of members of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay. The collaborative weekend food program works to reduce food insecurity for local youth.

Bridge the Gap
This grant award will enable Bridge the Gap to continue its mission of providing a safe and non-judgmental environment for those with Autism and all special abilities in Brown and Oconto counties. The organization provides 24/7 crisis call coverage, resource and referrals, virtual Individualized Education Plan assistance, and daily living skills, social skills, programming and virtual activities.

We All Rise: African American Resource Center
Grant funds will continue to support community members facing homelessness during this time and fund the purchase of essential basic needs items and transportation resources to ensure clients can maintain employment.

Unity Hospice
This grant award will fund personal protective equipment needed to keep frontline healthcare workers, patients and family members safe. Grant funds will also purchase technologies to implement telehealth services that allow safe contact with patients and families and those in need of grief support.

Fifth & Sixth-round Grants - Packers Give Back COVID-19 Community Relief Fund

Aurora Health Care Foundation
This grant award will address personal protective equipment needs for the health system. 

Bellin Health Foundation 
This grant award will address personal protective equipment needs for the health system. 

Calvary Lutheran Church
In order to continue to serve community members via the volunteer-led food pantry, Calvary Lutheran Church will use this grant award to purchase groceries for families in need.

First Methodist Church (The Good Will Place Food Pantry)
This grant award will fund the repair of refrigeration equipment being used by The Good Will Place Food Pantry in its food distribution program.

HSHS St Mary/St. Vincent Foundation
This grant award will address personal protective equipment needs for the health system. 

We All Rise: African American Resource Center
Grant funds will be used to continue to support community members facing housing issues during this time and fund the purchase of essential basic needs items and transportation resources to ensure clients can maintain employment.

Unity Hospice
This grant award will fund personal protective equipment needed to keep frontline healthcare workers, patients and family members safe. Grant funds will also purchase technologies to implement telehealth services that allow safe contact with patients and families and those in need of grief support.

 

Fourth-round Grants - GGBCF Emergency Response Fund

Ashwaubenon School District
The Ashwaubenon School District will use this grant to purchase food, gas cards and other types of gift cards to distribute to families so that they can meet their basic needs.

Encompass Early Education & Care
This grant award will give Encompass Early Education & Care the ability to financially support early education and childcare costs for essential workers as they continue to keep our community operating. Additionally, funds will be used to assist lower-income families with securing basic needs items like food and clothing.

Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin
Grant dollars will be used to support technology improvements that will enable Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin to serve clients in the new virtual landscape. Technology secured with this grant will allow for virtual counseling sessions and home visits to continue during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Greater Green Bay YMCA
Grant funding will cover the expense of providing shower facilities to clients from a local downtown nonprofit organization.  In addition, funding will be used to subsidize childcare for essential workers that need financial assistance.

Lakeshore CAP 
This grant award will enable Lakeshore CAP to continue to provide case management and direct rental assistance, through their Supportive Housing Program, to eligible households who are unable to pay their rent due to COVID-19.  

School District of West De Pere
The School District of West De Pere will use grant funding to purchase non-perishable food items for its’ weekend food bags that are provided to students and families. Additionally, this grant award will be utilized to purchase gas and gift cards to support families who need assistance with meeting their basic needs.

The Salvation Army 
Funds will be used to build an inventory of food, packaging materials, cleaning and safety supplies for quarantined community members that are working with the Brown County Emergency response team.

Fourth-round Grants - Packers Give Back COVID-19 Community Relief Fund

Ashwaubenon School District
The Ashwaubenon School District will use this grant to purchase food, gas cards and other types of gift cards to distribute to families so that they can meet their basic needs.

Encompass Early Education & Care
This grant award will give Encompass Early Education & Care the ability to financially support early education and childcare costs for essential workers as they continue to keep our community operating. Additionally, funds will be used to assist lower-income families with securing basic needs items like food and clothing.

Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin
Grant dollars will be used to support technology improvements that will enable Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin to serve clients in the new virtual landscape. Technology secured with this grant will allow for virtual counseling sessions and home visits to continue during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Friends of Pals Youth & Families
Friends of Pals Youth and Families (FOPYF) will work with the staff of Brown County Health & Human Services Department to assist families with securing hygiene products, diapers, formula, cleaning supplies, groceries and over the counter medications.

Greater Green Bay YMCA
Grant funding will cover the expense of providing shower facilities to clients from a local downtown nonprofit organization.  In addition, funding will be used to subsidize childcare for essential workers that need financial assistance.

Green Bay Area Public School District
The Green Bay Area School District will utilize this grant award to continue to supply families with school supplies while schools are out. District staff will work with school principals to identify which families need supplies and what supplies are needed.

School District of West De Pere
The School District of West De Pere will use grant funding to purchase non-perishable food items for its’ weekend food bags that are provided to students and families. Additionally, this grant award will be utilized to purchase gas and gift cards to support families who need assistance with meeting their basic needs.

Third-round Grants - GGBCF Emergency Response Fund

Community Services Agency (COMSA)
COMSA will use this grant to assist Somali refugees and other immigrant communities with emergency housing support, food and cleaning supplies and additional case management services.

Door County Memorial Hospital Ministry Health Care
This grant award will support operation of one of the key meal program sites in Kewaunee County through the Door County Meals Cooperative, which is serving nearly 1,000 meals a week.

Golden House
Grant dollars will supply technology needed to continue working with victims of domestic violence confidentially and with proper supports.

Green Bay Area Catholic Education
Funding will be used to support the ongoing food program for families, to purchase safety products and other supplies and to provide safe cleaning services.

Jake's Diapers
This grant award will enable Jake’s Diapers to provide diapers to community members in need of the resource through organizations serving those families.

Kewaunee School District
Funds will purchase portable hotspots for students to utilize while learning from home. This access will provide students with equitable opportunities to continue learning and to interact daily with their teachers.

Literacy Partners of Kewaunee County
Literacy Partners of Kewaunee will use this grant to develop an online tutoring program along with the technical support required to implement this new method of service delivery.

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Educational Foundation
Funds will be used to support students with unforeseen financial emergencies through an on-campus food pantry; a limited assistance program that covers short-term costs of food, rent, utilities, vehicle repairs, medical and other expenses; and a Childcare Assistance Fund to support students in paying for quality care. 

Options for Independent Living
This grant will assist clients with disabilities with meeting basic needs related to remaining in their homes safely, rental and mortgage assistance, utilities payments and the securing of food.
 

Third-round Grants - Packers Give Back COVID-19 Community Relief Fund

Community Services Agency (COMSA)
COMSA will use this grant to assist Somali refugees and other immigrant communities with emergency housing support, food and cleaning supplies and additional case management services.

De Pere Christian Outreach
The Food Pantry works collaboratively with the De Pere Area School District and other pantries in Brown County to provide meals to low-income individuals and families. Grant funding will help stock shelves and enable the pantry to provide emergency assistance.

Golden House
Grant dollars will purchase food for shelter residents and residents housed off-site, gas cards, cleaning supplies and other necessities, such as clothing and school supplies.

Green Bay Area Catholic Education
Funding will be used to support the ongoing food program for families, to purchase safety products and other supplies and to provide safe cleaning services.

Jackie Nitschke Center
This grant award will allow the Jackie Nitschke Center to continue to provide services to clients in need through additional technology.

Jake's Diapers
This grant award will enable Jake’s Diapers to provide diapers to community members in need of the resource through organizations serving those families.

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Educational Foundation
Funds will be used to support students with unforeseen financial emergencies through an on-campus food pantry; a limited assistance program that covers short-term costs of food, rent, utilities, vehicle repairs, medical and other expenses; and a Childcare Assistance Fund to support students in paying for quality care.

One Wrightstown
Funding will allow this organization that serves the Wrightstown community to help meet the basic needs of residents through financial support as needed.

Options for Independent Living
This grant will assist clients with disabilities with meeting basic needs related to remaining in their homes safely, rental and mortgage assistance, utilities payments and the securing of food.

Stocked Shelf Food Pantry
Funding will be used to provide food to families throughout Brown County dealing with food insecurity.

Wise Women Gathering Place
Funding will provide direct services for people in need of safe shelter and technology supports to keep people connected with resources and their healthy support networks.
 

Second-round Grants - GGBCF Emergency Response Fund

Casa ALBA Melanie, Hispanic Community Resource Center
Casa ALBA will use this grant award to help clients with issues related to rental assistance, transportation and childcare.

Family & Childcare Resources of Northeastern Wisconsin 
Grant dollars will be used to purchase food, cleaning supplies, toiletries and other items that are immediately needed by childcare providers in Brown, Kewaunee, and Oconto counties.  

Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin
This grant award will provide food supplies to member pantries in Kewaunee and Oconto counties.

Howard-Suamico School District
This grant award will support the immediate household needs of the families in the district, including gas vouchers and additional food and personal care items.

Jackie Nitschke Center
This grant award will allow the Jackie Nitschke Center to continue to provide services to clients in need through additional technology.

New Beginnings 
New Beginnings will assist their foster program participants with securing safe and reliable childcare, so employed individuals in the households are able to continue working. Funding will also be used to provide rental assistance, food, and school supplies to families in need in Oconto County.

Second-round Grants - Packers Give Back COVID-19 Community Relief Fund

Casa ALBA Melanie, Hispanic Community Resource Center
Casa ALBA will use this grant award to help clients with issues related to rental assistance, transportation and childcare.

Curative Connections
Curative Connections will use this grant to purchase sanitizing and disinfecting supplies, masks, latex gloves and other necessities in order to conduct in-home visits for older adults formerly in adult day and early memory loss programs 

De Pere Unified School District
The Unified School District of De Pere will use funds to purchase nonperishable foods for weekend meal bags to be distributed to the families in greatest need.

Ecumenical Partnership for Housing
Ecumenical Partnership for Housing will continue to serve its clients by using funds to keep families in long-term homes and to prevent families from entering a homeless situation.

Freedom House Ministries
Freedom House Ministries provides shelter, food, clothing, household goods and case management for families struggling with homelessness. This grant award will fund food and supplies needed to continue meeting clients’ basic needs.

Howard-Suamico School District
This grant award will support some of the immediate household needs of the families in the district, including gas vouchers and additional food and personal care items.

NEWCAP
Grant funding will allow NEWCAP to continue to provide clients with rental assistance, hotel vouchers, transportation assistance, food, and additional case management support.

Paul's Pantry
Paul’s Pantry is a volunteer-based pantry. Grant funds will be used to purchase non-perishable food items for distribution directly to individuals and families in the community facing increased need.

Volunteer Center of Brown County
With additional funding, the Volunteer Center will continue to support nonprofits in critical need by converging volunteers around that need.

First-round Grants - GGBCF Emergency Response Fund

ASPIRO
ASPIRO creates opportunities for people with disabilities to reach goals, connect with the community, and achieve independence. This grant award will provide emergency support to clients along with wage support for clients who are in contracted work. 

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay
The Boys & Girls Club supports youth in achieving academic success, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle. This grant award will provide direct basic needs assistance to Club members and their families with health and hygiene supplies, educational materials and enrichment activities.

De Pere Unified School District 
The Unified School District of De Pere will use funds to purchase nonperishable foods for weekend meal bags to be distributed to the families in greatest need.

Freedom House Ministries
Freedom House Ministries provides shelter, food, clothing, household goods and case management for families struggling with homelessness. This grant award will fund food and supplies needed to continue meeting clients’ basic needs.

Green Bay First Food Pantry
Green Bay First Food Pantry is serving the community through First Assembly of God Church. This award will enable the pantry to expand services from twice monthly to daily for those increasingly facing food insecurity.

Kewaunee Food Pantry
The pantry has seen increased usage while having to cancel donation events. Funds will purchase food to meet the growing demand and restock the pantry. 

Love Life Ministry
Love Life Ministry provides ecumenical support to infants and new families and will use grant funds to provide clients with diapers, formula, new infant clothing, bottles and other basic necessities that young children need on an ongoing basis.

Our Savior's Lutheran Church of Denmark 
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church hosts a pop-up pantry in Denmark that serves the rural area’s families for a small fee. With increased usage and greater need, this grant will provide food at no cost to families.

Paul's Pantry
Paul’s Pantry is a volunteer-based pantry. Grant funds will be used to purchase non-perishable food items for distribution directly to individuals and families in the community facing increased need.

Resurrection Lutheran Church food pantry
Resurrection Lutheran Church’s food pantry serves Brown County families each month thanks to donations from four partner churches and additional supplies. With churches closed and pantry usage on the rise, this grant funding will supply the pantry now supporting clients with parking lot service.

St. Vincent de Paul
St. Vincent de Paul is a network serving people in need through relationships and support. Funds will provide rent, transportation and utility assistance to community clients.

Vivent Health
Vivent Health supports people affected by HIV. Grant funds will be used to support the organization’s food and medication delivery assistance programs, as well as its housing assistance efforts.

We All Rise: African American Resource Center
We All Rise supports the African American community. This grant award will allow this organization to support clients with food, hotel vouchers, rental assistance and other basic necessities.

First-round Grants - Packers Give Back COVID-19 Community Relief Fund

Green Bay Area Public Schools
Green Bay Area Public Schools will rely on the grant award for a weekend meal program for families at selected Green Bay Area Public School sites.

Green Bay First Food Pantry
Green Bay First Food Pantry is serving the community with curbside pickup and delivery of food through First Assembly of God Church. This award will enable the pantry to expand services from twice monthly to seven days a week for those increasingly facing food insecurity.

House of Hope
House of Hope provides a safe and supportive place for young parents and children experiencing homelessness. This grant award will support flexible housing options for clients and specific shelter room needs in response to the current health crisis.

New Community Shelter
New Community Shelter provides safe temporary shelter, meals, education, and support to adult men and women. This grant award will fund the organization’s Community Meal Program which supports non-shelter community members with hot to-go meal boxes.

St. John the Evangelist Homeless Shelter
St. John’s supports individuals who are at-risk for or experiencing homelessness in the greater Green Bay community. Grant funds will address emergency shelter services, sanitation supplies, basic needs, transportation and motel vouchers for those in need.

Salvation Army Green Bay
The Salvation Army will rely on the grant award to support the lunch program and the food pantry program that distributes bags of food to community members. Funds will also be used to support transportation and delivery services associated with the meal program.

Transformation House
Transformation House provides men with shelter and programming at a reduced rate. Grant funds will be used to provide additional meals, hygiene products and other needs for the increased numbers of clients being served.

Vivent Health
Vivent Health supports people affected by HIV. Grant funds will be used to support the organization’s food and medication delivery assistance programs, as well as its housing assistance efforts.

We All Rise: African American Resource Center
We All Rise supports the African American community. This grant award will allow this organization to support clients with food, hotel vouchers, rental assistance and other basic necessities.

YWCA of Greater Green Bay
The YWCA of Greater Green Bay will use grant funds to cover the cost of planning, designing and marketing a childcare center plan for essential workers who are still in need of childcare resources.

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