Greater Green Bay Community Foundation awards $30,700 to local groups working to prevent crime

October 17, 2022 – The Greater Green Bay Community Foundation has awarded $30,700 to 12 nonprofit organizations through the Crime Prevention Foundation of Brown County. The awards aim to help organizations in Brown County reduce or eliminate the ability, desire, or opportunity to commit crimes.

In addition to the Crime Prevention of Brown County Fund, held at the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation, Community Foundation fundholders are invited to co-invest to increase grant dollars to better meet the growing needs of our community.

Grants are awarded based on a competitive application process, which includes review by a grants team of community volunteers. The Crime Prevention Foundation of Brown County grant program offers one grant cycle annually. The next deadline for applications is June 30, 2023.

About the Summer 2022 Crime Prevention Foundation of Brown County grant recipients:

  • Ashwaubenon School District – Funding will be used to buy Lockdown Magnets for each door in the school district so the staff can easily and quickly lock their classroom doors during emergencies.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Wisconsin – Funding will support a national initiative called Bigs with Badges. This program matches law enforcement officers with youth between the ages of 7 and 18 and supports the one-to-one matches for their duration.
  • Brown County Sheriff’s Department – Funding will be used to purchase a laptop that will ensure that the D.A.R.E. Officer is able to deliver curriculum efficiently and effectively to youth in local schools.
  • Children’s Museum of Green Bay – The Children’s Museum of Green Bay will use the grant funding for EAT: Tabletops to Cops. This event provides the opportunity for families to build positive connections with law enforcement officers, enjoy a healthy meal, play in the museum’s exhibits, and participate in educational activities.
  • Foundations Health & Wholeness – Funding will support the expansion of RAYS Youth Services outreach efforts in Brown County to improve youth support and resources in our region. The primary goals of RAYS are preventive education services and secondary crisis intervention.
  • Golden House – Funding will help young adults prevent victimization in their intimate partner relationships. Golden House will provide evidence-based and innovative relationship-building programming.
  • Greater Green Bay YMCA – Greater Green Bay YMCA will use the award for the return of Y Night at the downtown YMCA. Y Night provides a safe, engaging place for 5th-7th graders on Friday evenings during the school year.
  • Green Bay Area Public Schools – Funding will be used to continue a Girls on the Run Program for 4th-grade girls and expand to include 3rd-grade girls. This program works to increase wellbeing and confidence as a way of decreasing future behaviors that lead to out-of-school suspensions or arrests.
  • Howard-Suamico School District – This grant will support training from the I Love U Guys Foundation. School principals, school resource officers, a village of Howard officer, a village of Suamico officer and other community and school partners would receive training on crisis response and post-crisis reunification.
  • Green Bay Police Department – Funding will be used for Little Hearts Big Minds Huddle programming for low-resourced and at-risk youth’s participation in activities and will eliminate barriers to full participation among current youth and mentors.
  • John’s Ministries – St. John’s Ministries will use funding to upgrade security cameras at the men’s shelter to mitigate potential theft and inappropriate guest actions while staying at shelter.
  • Village of Bellevue Police Department – The grant will promote youth safety by teaching applicable crime prevention skills and give crime a “Going Away Party” during an Annual National Night Out crime prevention event in August.