Grants Programs

Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay

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Investing in women creates stronger families and communities.

Through its endowment, the Women’s Fund of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation supports programs that expand opportunities for local women and girls. Since 1995, the Women’s Fund has awarded more than $1.5 million to empower women and inspire girls throughout Northeast Wisconsin.

*the term ‘women and girls’ includes anyone who identifies as a woman or a girl.


  • Programs that encourage and develop self-esteem and leadership in women and girls, especially those ages 9-15.
  • Programs uniquely designed or specifically geared to women or girls, or for their particular challenges or situations.
  • Imaginative, results-oriented projects. These may be ongoing, expansions, or modifications of existing programs.
  • Sustainable programs.
  • Programs resulting in measurable, positive change in our community.
  • Projects that demonstrate women and girls served are involved in planning and implementation of the projects and programs.


  • All applicants must have a 501(c)(3) IRS tax-exempt designation or be a governmental, educational, or religious organization.
  • The program must provide opportunities for or meet the needs of women or girls in Brown, Oconto, and Kewaunee counties.
  • Conduct business without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual preference, age, marital status, disability, or national origin.


  • The Women’s Fund does not fund individuals, for-profit organizations, capital projects, endowments, debt reduction, fundraising events, campaigns to elect candidates, or programs that promote religious or sectarian activities.
  • Requested programs cannot be “half” of a program that is designed for boys and girls, or men and women. Programs for boys and men that relate to healthy relationships and support women and girls will be considered.


  • Grants will be made for programs that support and expand opportunities for women or girls helping them to be healthy, to be safe, to learn, to achieve, to compete, to realize their dreams, and to be successful in their lives.
  • Grants will be made for programs that clearly meet a need of women or girls in our community.
  • Grants will be made to programs that promote healthy relationships and support women and girls, including those programs that serve men and boys.
  • Grant reviewers will look for organizations that consult and collaborate with other agencies to enhance existing programs and augment opportunities.


  • Annual appeals, capital campaigns or other fundraising activities or events
  • Religious activities or programs that serve, or appear to serve, specific religious organization, groups, denominations, or beliefs
  • Individuals
  • Endowments
  • Debt retirement, debt financing, reduction of an operating deficit or replenishment of resources used to pay for such purpose
  • Lobbying or legislative actives
  • Capital improvements
  • Programming or expenses occurring before the grant is awarded
  • Efforts substantially serving people outside of Brown, Kewaunee, and Oconto counties
  • Organizations who seek funding to disburse to a secondary-nonprofit organization.


Typically up to $20,000.  View past recipients.


To submit a grant request, apply online.  Review the online application questions and requirements, which include this budget form.


Summer Cycle
Application Opens: May 1
Application Closes: July 1

Winter Cycle
Application Opens: November 1
Application Closes: January 11

Decisions will be announced within 8-10 weeks of the application deadline.

All applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Kari Olsen, Director of Grants and Scholarship Programming, prior to completing an application


Grant recipients will be required to complete a brief follow-up report at the end of the project or grant period.

Kari Olsen

Director of Grants & Scholarship Programming


Contact Kari