What We Fund

Expanding opportunities for women and girls.

In March 2020, the Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay’s most recent grant cycle awarded nine grants totaling more than $74,000 to local nonprofit programs.

The Women’s Fund endowment provides grants to local nonprofit organizations offering programs and services supporting leadership and self-esteem initiatives for women and girls. Programs for boys and men relating to healthy relationships supporting women and girls are also encouraged to apply. Since 1998, the Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay has granted more than $1,054,000 to more than 100 initiatives in our community. Grants from this fund make an impact every day by supporting thousands of women and girls in our community!

Grants are awarded based on a competitive application process including review by a team of community volunteers. The next deadline for Women’s Fund grants applications is July 1, 2020. Online applications may be accessed here.

2020 Grant Recipients

Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin, Women’s Recovery Journey

The Women’s Recovery Journey empowers women recovering from alcohol and other drug addictions to better care for themselves and their families. Taking part in this intensive recovery program requires regular attendance, including group meetings 3 times a week and individual therapy once a week as well as reliable transportation, which is difficult for many women in recovery to find. This program eliminates barriers by providing participants with bus passes, taxi vouchers and gas-only gift cards.

House of Hope Green Bay, Expanded Parenting Education Programming

Early brain development in children and success later in life can be heavily influenced by positive parenting skills, caregivers, high-quality childcare and the safety and stability of a child’s environment. Funding provides clients access to expanded on-site parenting education, staff training and assistance with obtaining and maintaining high-quality, affordable childcare. 

Green Bay Area Public Schools, Mother-Daughter Enrichment Classes

The grant supports mother-daughter enrichment courses at five schools with “community spaces,” Eisenhower, Danz, Nicolet, Baird and East High. These locations allow expansion of community enrichment courses to include families who cannot travel to other schools and cannot afford the $20 fee per course. Each site will host two enrichment courses for mother-daughter duos.

Golden House, Prevention Education: Coaching Boys Into Men & Athletes As Leaders)

Expanding evidence-based prevention programming to help young student-athletes prevent victimization in their intimate partner relationships is the goal of this grant. Golden House’s prevention coordinator and youth advocate staff help male youth and community partners understand the dynamics of abusive relationships and gain skills that encourage healthy relationships.

Evergreen Productions, Inc., Girls in Technical Theater

Grant dollars support a new program that introduces girls (ages 12 to 17) to careers in technical theatre.

Girls on the Run Northeast Wisconsin, Spring Pilot Program

The mission of this program is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running. Funding supports the first spring program, in partnership with the Salvation Army Kroc Center in Green Bay, piloting Girls on the Run with grades 3-5 in Brown County.

Brown County Health & Human Services, Parent Pals

Grant funds support learning opportunities that will help individuals gain life skills and feel empowered, increase recruitment efforts for volunteers in an effort to grow the program and offer relevant training opportunities to volunteers and staff to increase their knowledge and confidence in working with families in the program. 

St. John the Evangelist Homeless Shelter, Wellspring

Wellspring is a daytime resource center for women. Grant dollars support increased programming and guest-led initiatives such as Project LEAD, which includes the development of a guest intern program, guest advisory team, and guest-led workshops to empower and promote leadership development for women experiencing or at-risk for homelessness.

Wise Women Gathering Place, Inc., Healthy Relationships, Healthy Decision Making

Grant dollars provide two healthy relationship classes for youth. Participants learn about self-discovery and relationships in any part of life by learning how to set and achieve personal goals, make healthy decisions, sort our life’s chaos, good communication skills, and more. It’s estimated that 32 youth will be served by this program.

    Your Fund At Work

    Whether you are new to the fund or an old friend, our goal is to keep you informed of how your contributions to the Women’s Fund directly impact the community. If you share your email address, we will update you throughout the year on Women’s Fund grant recipients and provide ideas and insights about the fund. Without your donations, support and commitment this would not be possible, and for that we thank you.

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    Wellspring gets new life with the support of the Women’s Fund grant

    Wellspring is a women’s daytime resource center located in the heart of downtown Green Bay. The center is a safe, peaceful place for women 18 and over facing challenges and difficulties to receive group programming and support
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    Outfitting Women for Success

    For many people, job searching can be a stressful, overwhelming, and expensive process. To help local women overcome the
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    Past Grant Recipients

    2014 Awarded Grants American Foundation of Counseling Services (AFCS): Women in Leadership Seminars DePaul Homes &
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    2016 Grant Recipients

    2016 Awarded Grants Boys & Girls Club of Green Bay: ELITE TEAM Golden House, Inner Strength: Rethinking our Response
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    GreatHER™ Together

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    Boys & Girls Club of Green Bay’s Creative Crew

    This grant funded a small-group video making program that gave girls real-life, hands-on experiences using film as a
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    Girl Scouts of Northwestern Great Lakes’ Reaching ...

    Funds allowed girls from the local Reaching Out programs to attend summer camp, where they met new people, learned new
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    Junior Achievement of Wisconsin’s ...

    This grant supports a week-long camp for girls which provides opportunities for them to try different career roles and
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