By Alex Morrell
January 16, 2011
GREEN BAY — The Greater Green Bay Community Foundation awarded $1.5 million in grants to community organizations during its 2010 fourth quarter.
The Community Foundation awarded 500 grants between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31 to Green Bay-area programs, most going to public benefit, human services, and education and youth programs.
“We inspire and encourage charitable giving, and these numbers show that people were inspired to strengthen our community during the fourth quarter to help those in need and to support our quality of life,” said David Pamperin, president of the Community Foundation.
Among those receiving funding was the human services program Stock the Shelves, which partnered with the Community Foundation and the Green Bay Press-Gazette to raise money for food pantries for the 2010 holiday season. The program, which also included donations from the J. J. Keller Foundation, Express Convenience Centers and local credit unions, raised more than $75,000.
Grant funding also enabled the Mayflower Nursery School for preschool pediatric patients to work with St. Vincent Hospital to provide a preschool experience to children who undergo long-term treatment for illness or disease.
The Community Foundation manages and distributes funds to more than 400 nonprofit organizations every year with the goal of improving the quality of life in northeast Wisconsin.
To donate or find more information, visit www.ggbcf.org.