Women’s Fund Announces Winter 2022 Grant Recipients – Thirteen local organizations will receive $87,000 in grant funding


Green Bay, Wis – The Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay is proud to announce the grant recipients from the Fund’s first grant cycle of 2022. The organizations awarded grants have demonstrated how their programs and services will positively impact women and girls in our community.

Members of the media interested in scheduling a virtual interview with a representative from the Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay and one of the grantees about the impact of the grant funding should contact Amanda Gay at [email protected].

About the Women’s Fund Grant Recipients:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Wisconsin | One-to-One Youth Mentoring: Funding will facilitate activities for female matches. Matches will be provided with structured activities that meet critical youth development competencies in five areas: recreation, education, arts & culture, civic engagement, and health. Learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters at bbbsnew.org.
  • Children’s Museum of Green Bay | Helping Hands: Outreach with Local Shelters: The Children’s Museum will provide outreach programs and monthly project kits for children and families residing at Freedom House, Golden House and House of Hope. Kits will consist of four activities (two STEM and two art). Learn more about the Children’s Museum at gbchildrensmuseum.org.
  • Exceptional Equestrians | Girls RULE: Funding will allow Exceptional Equestrians to continue its Girls RULE equine-experiential learning program that empowers girls to lead their lives with success. Grant money will support program expenses, outreach, and financial assistance for those interested in the program. Learn more about Exceptional Equestrians at exceptionalequestrians.org.
  • Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin | Women’s Recovery Journey: Grant funding will eliminate barriers to treatment for women by providing transportation and housing assistance. Learn more about Family Services at familyservicesnew.org.
  • Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes | Girl Scout Leadership Experience: The Girl Scout Leadership Experience helps build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Learn more about Girl Scouts at www.gsnwgl.org.
  • Golden House | Prevention Programming – Domestic Violence in Healthcare & Domestic Violence in the Workplace: These programs will address gaps in prevention education. Golden House will partner with local employers and healthcare clinics to provide education on domestic violence and teach best practices for employers and healthcare workers to support employees and patients. Learn more about Golden House at goldenhousegb.org.
  • Green Bay Sail & Paddle | Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders through Sailing: Green Bay Sail & Paddle will collaborate with a local school to help empower students to complete academic requirements toward graduation, increase social-emotional learning skills, and build a resume through experiential learning. Learn more about Green Bay Sail & Paddle at www.gbsail.org.
  • House of Hope Green Bay | Garden Program for Youth & Families Experiencing Homelessness: In collaboration with the UW-Extension Brown County Community Gardens, funding will support renovation and repair of garden facilities at the House of Hope shelter site and develop comprehensive programming to engage shelter residents in planting, maintaining, and harvesting crops. Learn more about House of Hope at houseofhopegb.org.
  • Howe Community Resources Center | Women’s Mental Health Peer Support Group: A trained professional will offer a confidential, safe space where women can build relationships with peers, share their struggles, build self-esteem, and learn positive ways to cope with unhealthy emotions. Learn more about the Howe Community Resource Center at howecommunityresourcecenter.org.
  • Literacy Green Bay | Somali Women’s ELL Class: Literacy Green Bay and COMSA will provide a collaborative English Language class for Somali women, taught in the Somali language. Instruction in Somali will facilitate the women’s language advancement in a way that English instruction has not. Learn more about Literacy Green Bay at literacygreenbay.org.
  • Service League of Green Bay | Back to School Store: The Back to School Store is a one-day event offered to low-income children and families in Brown County. School supplies, a new outfit, and shoes are provided to start a child’s new school year with confidence. Learn more about Service League at serviceleaguegb.org.
  • St. John’s Ministries | Wellspring Programming: Funding will allow St. John’s to continue providing services to address issues of poverty while caring for victims of trauma and abuse. Wellspring serves not only women staying at the shelter, but women in the community seeking fellowship, support, and safe space to be successful. Learn more about St. John’s at stjohnhomelessshelter.org.
  • YWCA of Greater Green Bay | TechGYRLS S.T.E.A.M. Experience Series: The YWCA will continue to offer weekly S.T.E.A.M. workshops and field visits for girls during the summer. Activities are facilitated by female role models within the community. Learn more about the YWCA at ywcagreenbay.org