Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay awards seven new grants

During the second grant cycle of 2017, the Women’s Fund awarded seven grants, totaling more than $29,800 to support local nonprofit programs. Grants are awarded based on a competitive application process including review by a grants team of community volunteers. The most recent grant recipients were:

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay (Girls Group) – Create new girls group focusing on building life skills for self-sufficiency. Will teach life skills to girls ages 10-12 to better prepare them for a successful middle school experience.

Elmore Elementary School (Elmore Girl’s Tech Club) – Purchase two items for the Girl’s Tech Club: A kit that will help teach the girls how to code their own apps using Java script, and three Dash robots. Girls can design behaviors and reactions for the robots and make programs for the robots using coding language.

Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes (Girl Scouts Reaching Out Program) – Reaching Out program empowers underserved girls in Brown County with the self-confidence to make positive health, education, and career decisions.

Golden House (One Love: Campus Dating Violence Prevention) – This new program, in partnership with task forces at NWTC and UWGB, is dedicated to ending relationship abuse by educating, empowering and activating young people in a movement for CHANGE.

Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity (Homeownership Support Group for Women) – Pilot Homeownership Support Group for women. Over half of the homeowners served at Habitat are female-headed homes. The pilot program would create an environment for women to share, learn and grow so they can remain successful in homeownership.

Greater Green Bay YMCA, Inc. (YMCA Girls Night Out Program) – Program to help 5th-grade girls build social emotional competencies and healthy life skills. Led by positive adult female mentors, the Girls Night Out program explores positive peer relationships, social emotional learning, health and wellness, life skills and how to positively bridge to 6th grade. The 2018 program includes a quarterly program for graduates and an introductory program for 3rd and 4th graders.

YWCA of Green Bay-De Pere (Outfitting Women for Success Workshop Series)
 – Requesting funding to help outfit women for personal and professional success by expanding the Outfitting Women for Success Workshop Series to offer six workshops on building their career, image and self-esteem.

About the Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay
The Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay, a fund of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation, supports programs in the local community that meet its mission of empowering women and inspiring girls while promoting leadership and building self-esteem. For more information, visit www.womensfundgb.org.

About the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation
Established in 1991, the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization that manages 600 funds, and distributes over 2,000 grants each year. Community Foundation grants provide funding for programs and services that improve the quality of life in Northeast Wisconsin, supporting human services, education, arts and culture, the environment, and more. The mission of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation is to inspire and encourage charitable giving in Northeast Wisconsin by connecting people who care with solutions that strengthen the community.