Community Impact

Fields of Interest

The Greater Green Bay Community Foundation recognizes several diverse factors contribute to healthy, vibrant, and livable 

communities

As such, we seek to connect the funds, made possible by the generosity of donors, to nonprofits that contribute to a thriving community. Field of Interest funds align with focus areas governed by volunteer committees who represent the community and who work together to fund charitable causes. These fund and focus areas are reviewed regularly to affirm their continued relevance based on community assessment tools such as the LIFE Study and other studies. 

ANIMAL WELFARE

ANIMAL WELFARE

To promote the care and well-being of animals, both domestic and wild.

ARTS AND CULTURE

ARTS AND CULTURE

To infuse artistic and cultural opportunities throughout our community through creative expression. These may include but are not limited to, historical, multicultural, visual, literary, theatrical, and musical programs. Priority will be given to programs that provide access for low-income or at-risk populations as well as programs that promote a deeper understanding of diverse cultures.

BASIC NEEDS

BASIC NEEDS

To address needs found at the root causes of poverty. While typically defined as food, clothing and shelter, these programs and services seek to lift individuals and families up to prevent generational poverty. Programs assist those on fixed and lower incomes, those with chronic illness and the elderly in living without crisis and maintaining a stable living situation.

EDUCATION

EDUCATION

To improve knowledge, train, instruct and enhance skills to ensure individuals receive educational opportunities that better the course of their lives and careers. Particular focus will be paid to at-risk populations, individuals with special needs and skill-based education programs for youth and adults.

ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION

ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION

To protect, preserve, manage and provide access to or improve natural resources for the benefit of the natural environment, wildlife and humans.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

To benefit the general condition of a person’s mind, body and spirit, usually meaning to help individuals be free from illness, injury or pain. This includes diverse populations served through preventive, mental/behavioral, addiction and dental health programs ranging from early childhood to seniors.

HUMAN SERVICES

HUMAN SERVICES

To assist individuals, groups and communities (such as the poor, sick, elderly, children, or youth) to transition to more self-sustainable lifestyles. Focus will be given to parental or guardian skills training, teen pregnancy, independent living, elder care and end-of-life support for individuals and families along with children aging out of foster care.

PUBLIC BENEFIT AND COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT

PUBLIC BENEFIT AND COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT

To provide for the good of our community at large and empower individuals or groups of people with the skills they need to effect change. Focus areas may include diversity and inclusion programs, women and girls, leadership development, public safety, community development, disaster relief or economic and workforce development.

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

To promote, encourage and provide access to broad-based youth development, especially among underprivileged youth. Programs focus on instructional, recreational, competitive sport and other skill development curricula to promote educational enhancement, social interaction and physical activity.


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