Give BIG Green Bay is Back: 40 nonprofits will benefit from the online giving day on February 20 & 21, 2019

January 16, 2019 – After a successful launch in 2018, Give BIG Green Bay is back! The Green Bay Packers Foundation and the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation are excited to host the second community-wide giving day from noon February 20 until noon February 21, 2019. Give BIG Green Bay will highlight the work of 40 local nonprofit organizations working to change lives in our community. Thanks to the generosity of the Green Bay Packers Foundation and other donors, this year’s event will offer $312,500 in matching funds and incentives.

Last February, the Green Bay Packers Foundation and Greater Green Bay Community Foundation launched our community’s first online giving day: Give BIG Green Bay. In response, our community stepped up in a BIG way. Through the generosity of 1,718 donors, $805,610 was raised in 24 hours to support 31 nonprofits.

This year people everywhere can donate to support the work of any of the 40 local organizations by visiting This online giving platform makes it easy to contribute 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, participating nonprofits will rally their supporters to amplify the impact.

Save the Date:
Give BIG Green Bay
Noon, February 20, 2019 – Noon, February 21, 2019

Give BIG Green Bay 2019 will offer $312,500 in matching funds and incentives – a $97,500 increase over last year. The Greater Green Bay Community Foundation will underwrite all program expenses allowing the full $250,000 Green Bay Packers Foundation commitment to be allocated as matching funds and encourage our community to give BIG. Additional matching funds and incentives are available this year, due to the generosity of Janet and Charlie Lieb, the J. J. Keller Foundation and Bellin Health. Thanks to these funding partners, every dollar donated through this exciting program will go even further to support important work happening in our community.

“We’re fortunate to live in a community with impactful nonprofit agencies and leaders who are dedicated to serving the residents of Brown County,” said Mark Murphy, Green Bay Packers President/CEO. “We are also pleased to work with the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation to encourage everyone to learn more about the important work of local nonprofits and to donate, at any level.”

A diverse cross-section of organizations serving Brown County were selected, and all funds will be distributed directly to the agencies, allowing them to focus on what they do best. More than 60% of the participating nonprofits in Give BIG Green Bay 2019 are first-time participants. The combination of experienced and new nonprofits is sure to bring a powerful energy to this giving day.

“Give BIG Green Bay is a shining example of how we are rethinking ways to create a stronger community and connect people directly with the organizations who are on the front lines addressing some of our most pressing needs,” said Dennis Buehler, President and CEO of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation. “Please join us in celebrating and supporting their important work.”

Congratulations to the 2019 Give BIG Green Bay Nonprofit Partners! They are listed below by cause:

Animal Welfare
Happily Ever After Animal Sanctuary
N.E.W. Zoological Society
Haven Animal Rescue & Community Outreach
Wisconsin Humane Society Green Bay Branch

Arts & Culture
Civic Symphony of Green Bay
Film Green Bay
National Railroad Museum
Untitled Town

Community Improvement
On Broadway
Rebuilding Together of Greater Green Bay Volunteer Center of Brown County

Howe Community Resource Center
Literacy Green Bay
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Educational Foundation

Environment & Conservation
Green Bay Botanical Garden
Northeast Wisconsin Land Trust
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Arboretum

Health & Wellness
Foundations Health & Wholeness
Greater Green Bay YMCA
N.E.W. Community Clinic
Oral Health Partnership

Hunger & Homelessness
Ecumenical Partnership for Housing
New Community Shelter
Paul’s Pantry
St. John the Evangelist Homeless Shelter
The Salvation Army of Greater Green Bay

Human Services
CASA of Brown County
Community Services Agency (C.O.M.S.A)
Curative Connections
Exceptional Equestrians
Family & Childcare Resources of N.E.W.
Willow Tree Cornerstone Child Advocacy Center

Military & Law Enforcement
Green Bay Area Crime Stoppers
Green Bay Police Foundation
Disabled American Veterans, Russell Leicht Chapter 3

Recreation & Sports
Green Bay Sail & Paddle

Youth Development
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay
Hands On Deck
The Children’s Museum of Green Bay

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