What Does The Packers Foundation Do?

Posted on 11-02-2021

The Green Bay Packers Foundation has been giving back to Wisconsin’s communities since it was established in 1986 by Judge Robert J. Parins, then president of Green Bay Packers, Inc. “as a vehicle to assure continued contributions to charity.” It is a component of Green Bay Packers Give Back, the all-encompassing community outreach initiative.

The Mission

The Foundation, an entity independent of the Green Bay Packers, Inc., supports charities possessing one or more of the following goals:

Perpetuates a community environment that promotes families and the competitive value of athletics; Contributes to player and fan welfare; Ensures the safety and education of children; and/or Prevents cruelty to animals.

Project/Program Focus Areas

The Foundation will accept a maximum of one grant application from an eligible organization during each three-year cycle. If an organization addresses multiple focus areas, that organization must choose one year to submit a grant application in the three-year cycle.

Grant applications are accepted online May 1 to July 1 each year and must be submitted with a project/program that addresses one of that year’s specific focus areas.

Specific project/program focus areas by year for the 2020 – 2022 three-year cycle:

2020 – elderly, homelessness, human services, hunger (View more information about the recipient organizations and their programs here)
2021 – arts and culture, athletics, education
2022 – animal welfare, civic and community, environmental, health and wellness (including drug/alcohol and domestic violence)

Organizations that applied for a grant during the 2017 – 2019 three-year cycle will be eligible to apply during the 2020 – 2022 three-year cycle.

To Learn More, Including Application Details and Requirements, Please Click Here.