Community Impact

Community Impact

Community Initiatives

Together, we make a 

stronger

impact

The Community Foundation brings people together to create solutions that strengthen our community. We amplify needs and provide opportunities to make a difference through innovative programs, community initiatives, and collective impact work.

Here are some of the ways we accomplish more together:

Innovative

programs

Nonprofit Impact Initiative

The Nonprofit Impact Initiative is a collaborative program supporting the long-term health of our community’s nonprofits. It includes capacity-building grants, group learning sessions, and educational tools. These supports open doors to stronger management, better strategic planning, and enhanced fundraising capabilities — boosting the overall impact of each organization.

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Give BIG Green Bay

Give BIG Green Bay is a community-wide giving day hosted in February in partnership with the Green Bay Packers. It provides a simple online platform for anyone to learn about the work of participating nonprofits and donate, at any level, to support the causes they champion. The event has generated more than $13 million since launching in 2018. The Community Foundation underwrites all program expenses so that every dollar goes directly to the participating nonprofits.

Learn about Give BIG

Community

initiatives

Community initiatives are established in partnership with local leaders, nonprofits, businesses and other philanthropies. Together, we pursue long-term solutions to our community’s toughest challenges.

The Community Housing Initiative brought key stakeholders together to better understand the growing issue of homelessness and collaborate to develop long-term solutions. From this work, the Greater Green Bay Blueprint to Prevent and End Homelessness was born and continues to be implemented.

Explore the plan and our progress →

The Northeast Wisconsin Journalism Initiative works to preserve and protect local journalism and advance in-depth reporting on the issues impacting our region. Spurred by initial an investment by Microsoft, the content produced by the NEW News Lab is shared at no cost — increasing access and broadening awareness.

Learn more and access stories →

The Women’s Fund of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation brings resources together in support of a shared focus. We work to understand how we can partner across the community to support innovative, data-driven solutions to issues impacting women and girls.

Visit the Women’s Fund website →

Collective

impact

We advocate for collaborative action and advance critical strategic collaborations to drive change for the greatest impact.

Achieve Brown County is a backbone organization for community-led collective impact. Its mission is to co-create equitable conditions so every young person can thrive.
Visit the Achieve Brown County website →

Connections for Mental Wellness is a community-wide collective impact initiative in Brown County that brings together and facilitates diverse groups of stakeholders to help address community needs and issues related to mental wellness and mental health care.
Visit the Connections for Mental Wellness website →

Through the Spark GGB! assessment of the Greater Green Bay creative sector, our community set out to gain a better understanding of what was needed to build a stronger, more vibrant arts community. As a result of that assessment, a new effort to unite local artists, businesses, and community members is moving forward.
Access the Spark GGB! report →
Watch a video about the work ahead →

Wello’s purpose is to co-create community conditions that are fair and just to drive high levels of health and well-being for all.
Visit the Wello website →

Inviting 

participation

“It’s going to take all people working together. Different cultures, different ethnicities, folks with different backgrounds coming together to make this community much better.”

-Rhonda Chandler, Founder & CEO of Lovin’ The Skin I’m In