Grants Programs

Connecting resources to the people and ideas moving us


The Greater Green Bay Community Foundation awards grants to improve the quality of life in Brown, Kewaunee, and Oconto counties.

Please reach out to the Community Impact Team to discuss your grants request in advance of applying.

UPDATE:  The Basic Needs Giving Partnership is in the process of transitioning to a single nonprofit organization by centralizing and coordinating initiatives and activities including grantmaking. Please click the link above for more information.

Application Deadline: October 1
Award Amounts: Minimum $10,000
Purpose: This grants program funds measurable strategies to move people from the brink of poverty to a place of economic stability and self-sufficiency. All proposals are encouraged, with priority given to requests that address housing stability, education and workforce development, and human services and basic needs programs addressing the root causes of poverty.

Application Deadlines:  January 11 and July 1
Award Amounts: Up to $20,000
Purpose:  This general granting program is open to all nonprofits.  We consider all proposals, with priority to requests that align with the following community focus areas:  arts and culture, basic needs, education, environment and conservation, health and wellness, human services, older adults, public benefit and community improvement, and youth development.

Application Deadlines: January 11 and July 1
Award Amounts: Up to $20,000
Purpose: This grants program funds leadership and self-esteem initiatives for women and girls. We encourage and give priority to creative proposals that support leadership and self-esteem initiatives for women and girls in northeast Wisconsin.

Application Deadlines: April 15 & October 15
Award Amounts: Up to $7,500
Purpose: This program will provide grants for capacity-building initiatives identified and submitted by nonprofit organizations serving communities in Northeast Wisconsin, specifically, Brown, Door, Kewaunee and Oconto counties.  Learn more about this initiative

Application Deadline: March 15
Award Amounts: Typically up to $2,000
Purpose: This program funds projects initiated by staff, students, and parents in the Ashwaubenon School District that develop and inspire students to be model community and world citizens.

Application Deadline: June 30
Award Amounts:  Up to $3,000
Purpose: This program funds projects in Brown County that reduce or eliminate the desire, ability or opportunity to commit a crime.

Application Deadline: May 16
Award Amounts: Up to $25,000
Purpose: These funds are for projects that help older adults who live north of Sturgeon Bay in Door County remain in their homes.

Application Deadline: November 1
Award Amounts: Typically up to $1,000
Purpose: This grants program funds projects initiated by staff, students or parents in the Green Bay Area Public School District that implement innovative or enhanced learning activities.