GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - Green Bay Packers Give Back has given a record $1.25 million in impact grants to five organizations in the area.
"We wouldn't be here as an organization if it wasn't for the support of our community," says Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy. "So for us one of the greatest priorities is giving back to the community and we do that through our foundation."
The organizations to receive grants are:
- Golden House
- The Center for Childhood Safety
- Encompass Early Education and Care
- HSHS St. Vincent/St. Mary's Hospital Foundation
- Give BIG Green Bay
Each grant is worth $250,000. The organizations, with exception to Give BIG Green Bay, will have to match that total in fundraising to secure the grant.
Golden House will use its grant money to expand and help more victims.
The Center for Childhood Safety is putting its grant toward a permanent space with an educational facility.
Encompass is using money to renovate its playgrounds and to upgrade technology.
The HSHS St. Vincent/St. Mary Foundation is using grant money for Children's Hospital renovations.
Give BIG Green Bay is using the grant to expand on its goals to raise money for the community.
"The work that all of you are doing in this community is admirable and really making a difference, and we're happy to not only support you financially but hopefully bring some great and very much deserved publicity for your great organizations," Murphy said.
The Green Bay Packers Foundation has awarded $3.5 million in impact grants since 2014.