COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund/Grant

The Greater Green Bay Community Foundation has called for an Emergency Response Fund and the Bay Packers have established the Packers Give Back COVID-19 Community Relief Fund to provide nonprofit organizations with supple resources to address the impact of the COVID-19 to create a discourse about the impact of the COVID-19 public health crisis on our community, which includes immediate basic needs, gaps in service and operational challenges.

Funding priorities:

Independent grants teams will consider the following criteria as the organization evaluates grant applications:

  • Requests must address an immediate need directly associated to the community impact of COVID-19
  • Preference will be given to direct services to those impacted by this public health crisis
  • Preference will be given to areas of basic need
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In order to allow for the most flexible response to evolving needs, applications will be accepted relentlessly, and grants will be distributed on a rolling basis.

The applications will be reviewed by the grants team on an ongoing basis with funding decisions to be made within two weeks of the application submission.


  • Grant award amounts will be dependent on available dollars.
  • The organization is committed to developing a central pool of funds nonprofits can access for support throughout the crisis.
  • The Community Foundation will waive all credit card and administrative fees for donations to this fund.
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Based on the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation’s nonprofit structure, the emergency response fund is able to support organizations that meet the following criteria:

  • A nonprofit organization with a 501(c)(3) designation by the Internal Revenue Service, a group fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or a governmental body, such as a school or municipality
  • Those directly serving the people of Brown, Kewaunee or Oconto counties. Packers Give Back Funds are specifically designated to support nonprofits in Brown County.
  • Those conducting business without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual preference, age, marital status, disability or national origin
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N.B. The organization is not able to fund individuals or businesses directly. Direct support to individuals will be handled through nonprofits with established processes for determining need.

Eligible Regions: Open for all.


  • Apply online through the given link.
  • In an effort to simplify processes, nonprofit organizations can complete one application to be eligible for both the Emergency Response Fund and the Packers Give Back COVID-19 Community Relief Fund.