Contact: Erika Ritchie
Public Relations & Communications Manager
Greater Green Bay Community Foundation
920.432.0800 or Erikaritchie@amberpaluchggbcf-org
Give BIG Green Bay Amplifies Impact with $500,000 Match
$250,000 match pool created by Green Bay Packers Foundation spurs additional match donors
Green Bay, WI – Give BIG Green Bay is returning for a sixth year with double the match dollars to support local nonprofits. The Green Bay Packers Foundation and Greater Green Bay Community Foundation host the 24-hour online giving day to celebrate and encourage support for 45 participating nonprofits serving Brown County.
Save the Date:
Give BIG Green Bay
Noon, February 21, 2023 – Noon, February 22, 2023
The Green Bay Packers Foundation has once again provided a generous $250,000 grant to establish the matching pool of funds to encourage everyone to donate, at any level, to causes they care about. This year, thanks to other community donors, there will be an additional $250,000 of matching funds available to benefit the 45 participating nonprofits – for a total of $500,000.
“Everyone who contributes to nonprofits at any time of the year is helping strengthen our community,” said Dennis Buehler, President and CEO of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation. “We are thrilled to see the Green Bay Packers' commitment inspiring others to invest and be part of the solutions moving us forward.”
The Greater Green Bay Community Foundation will underwrite all program expenses allowing 100% of the Green Bay Packers Foundation’s $250,000 and the additional $250,000 from other donors to be allocated as matching funds so the entire $500,000 will support the work of local nonprofits.
Participating nonprofits will receive a portion of the match based on the percentage of dollars they raise. Last year, the 24-hour online giving day raised more than $2.47 million through the generosity of 4,391 donors. Give BIG Green Bay has raised a total of nearly $8 million for nonprofits over its first five years.
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Anyone, anywhere, can donate during the 24 hours of Give BIG Green Bay by visiting givebiggreenbay.org. Donations can be made to individual organizations or to help increase the match and benefit all the participating nonprofits.
The Green Bay Packers Foundation and Greater Green Bay Community Foundation will announce this year’s 45 participating nonprofits Tuesday, January 17, during a press conference at the Lambeau Field Atrium.
For more information about Give BIG Green Bay, visit givebiggreenbay.org.
About the Green Bay Packers Foundation
The Green Bay Packers Foundation was established in 1986 as a vehicle to assure continued contributions to charity. It supports a variety of nonprofit organizations and community programs through its annual grant cycle, impact grants and program-based grants that benefit scholarships, volunteerism, social responsibility, veterans and the military, football outreach, cancer awareness and youth fitness. The Foundation has distributed more than $19.28 million for charitable purposes since its inception and is a component of Green Bay Packers Give Back, the organization’s all-encompassing community outreach initiative, which has an annual charity impact in excess of $9 million.
About the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation
Established in 1991, the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation has awarded more than $170 million in grants since inception to improve the quality of life in Northeastern Wisconsin. As a nonprofit charitable organization, the Community Foundation manages 750 funds with assets exceeding $168 million. Over the past year, almost $18 million in grants were distributed to nonprofit organizations. Our mission is to inspire and encourage charitable giving in northeast Wisconsin by connecting caring people with solutions to strengthen our community. www.ggbcf.org