Packers foundation gives $800,000 to local charities

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – The Packers Foundation distributed $800,000 to local charities Wednesday afternoon.

Representatives from 230 local grant recipients attended a luncheon at Lambeau Field to give out these awards.

This year the grants focused on organizations that work with culture and arts, as well as athletics and education.

Jerry Ganoni, who is chairman of the Packers Foundation, is a strong supporter of these organizations. “If you had a chance as a trustee to go out and visit the number of different charitable organizations out there and the types of things they’re doing for their communities, the need is never ending," Ganoni said.

Foundation grants have awarded approximately $1,800,000 this year alone.

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