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Expanding opportunities for women and girls.

The Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay, a fund of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation, has awarded seven grants totaling more than $51,000 to local nonprofit programs.

The Women’s Fund endowment provides grants to local nonprofit organizations that offer programs and services supporting leadership and self-esteem initiatives for women and girls. Since 1998, the Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay has granted more than $875,000 to almost 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 January 11, 2019. Online applications may be accessed at www.womensfundgb.org.

2018 Grant Recipients

Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin, Women’s Recovery Journey Transportation Fund Grant dollars will be used to reduce transportation barriers for Women’s Recovery Journey program participants. This intensive program empowers women recovering from alcohol and other drug addiction to better care for themselves and their families.

Eye Heart World, Human Trafficking Prevention Program Grant dollars will provide an expanded human trafficking prevention program that focuses on empowering teen girls to not fall prey to exploitation. By partnering with the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay and Young Life Green Bay, prevention programming will be enhanced beyond a one-day event to include six additional mentor-led, interactive sessions.

Foundations Health & Wholeness Inc., Women Experiencing Homelessness & Trauma This grant will allow for the delivery of a Women’s Empowerment Group for women experiencing homelessness at the New Community Shelter in Green Bay. The program will provide ongoing individual and group mental health, trauma, and alcohol and other drug addiction counseling to address mental illness as a root cause of homelessness.

House of Hope Green Bay, Inc., Life Skills Program Grant dollars will assist clients in acquiring basic life skills that enable homeless youth and families to gain and maintain self-sufficiency. The Life Skills Program will utilize class-based teaching, one-on-one mentors, and experiential learning to build necessary skills that help clients tackle the demands of life.

Greater Green Bay YMCA, Inc., YMCA Girls Night Out Program 2018 This grant will fund programming designed to help fifth-grade girls build social-emotional competencies and healthy life skills to successfully navigate a challenging phase in their lives. The relevant, experiential activities led by positive adult female mentors explore positive peer relationships, social-emotional learning, health and wellness, life skills and how to positively bridge to sixth grade.

Golden House, Healthy Relationship Building for Young Women This grant award will fund the facilitation of an innovative evidence-based relationship-building program that will help youth and community partners understand the dynamics of abusive relationships and gain skills that encourage healthy relationships.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Wisconsin, One to One Youth Mentoring Grant dollars will be used to fund the delivery of one-to-one mentoring programming for younger girls in second through fourth grade. The dollars will be used to train, engage, and support mentors and young girls.

Brown County Health & Human Services, Parents Pals Program

This grant will allow Parent Pals to conduct three educational sessions for mothers referred from Child Protective Services on topics including: “Budgeting & Nutrition,” “Garden to Table” planting and harvesting their own vegetables, and “Common Childhood Illnesses & Injuries – Prevention, Treatment & When to Seek Medical Intervention.”.

St. Norbert College, United reSISTERs Stories of Resilience

This funding will be used to publish a book on the resettlement and resiliency of young African female refugees.  The stories will highlight the young women’s participation in and creation of the United reSISTERs, a group of young Somali women who have a passion for creating a more tight-knit community and peaceful world.

YWCA of Greater Green Bay, Somali Women’s Empowerment Program

Funds will enable Somali women of all ages to access culturally customized and affordable experiences that help them integrate in the YWCA and the community.  The Women’s Empowerment program includes female-only swimming, fitness center access, and computer classes.

Casa ALBA Melanie, Mujeres Fuertes & Women’s Support Group

This grant will fund two related programs for Hispanic women: 1) Mujeres Fuertes/Strong Women – offers exercise and nutrition classes for women, encouraging healthy lifestyle choices and 2) Hispanic Women Support Group, which offers women in abusive situations the tools to develop self-help skills while supporting the women and their families.

Exceptional Equestrians, Girls Rule 2018

This grant will support the equine-assisted learning program that empowers girls to lead their lives with success. Grant funds will support program need-based scholarships.

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Green Bay, Post-Adoption Services for Birth Mothers

This funding will provide comprehensive post-adoption services to birth mothers. These activities will provide opportunities for birth mothers to connect with and support each other, provide tangible support to birth mothers shortly after the birth of the child they are creating an adoption plan for and provide professional counseling services.

NWTC Educational Foundation, Women of Color

Funds will provide NWTC’s Women of Color group an opportunity to increase achievement and persistence rates of minority women by creating a supportive environment where they can find strength in each other and succeed academically.  The group provides a structured environment where participants can share stories, get involved in the community, gain leadership skills, and attend presentations and workshops on learning new skills.

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay, Girls Only Graphic Design

The funds will support a summer offering of the Girls Only Graphic Design program that will give girls a look at women in the arts throughout the years and their stamp on history.  Girls will take trips to museums, around our community and through the Internet to discover the women who are using their talent to make a difference.

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

    YWCA of Green Bay’s TechGYRLS

    Empowering girls to run on STEAM The TechGYRLS program, 12-week learning sessions in cooperation with the Green Bay Area
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    Exceptional Equestrians’ Girls Rule!

    The equine-assisted program empowers girls to lead their lives with success. Funds will support outreach and need-based