Green Bay Grants
proud to support our hometown
The Shopko Foundation is proud of our legendary community.
Green Bay, Wisconsin, is where our story begins. And, while Shopko is strongly committed to giving back to all of the communities we serve, we will always give back to the place where we got our start. Through the Green Bay Area Community Grant Program, the Shopko Foundation gives to charitable causes, events, and activities that support larger or long-term community-wide projects.
Teens 2 Work - Boys & Girls Club of Green Bay
The Shopko Foundation strives to use its grants to not only support worthwhile causes, but to make investments in the future. That's exactly the kind of opportunity John Benberg and the Boys & Girls Club of Green Bay brought to us. The club needed financial assistance launching a program called Teens 2 Work. The plan was to prepare a diverse group of at-risk teenagers for the working world by helping them find entry-level employment while teaching them other important career-building skills.
"The end game here is to break cycles of poverty," Benberg explains. "It's not only about a paycheck, but having a career and supporting a family."
The Shopko Foundation is proud to have funded this program from its very beginning. However, our support goes beyond writing a check. Participants in Teens 2 Work take field trips to Shopko's corporate headquarters where their persepectives on potential career paths expand. Shopko has also been happy to offer employment to Teens 2 Work participants at stores in the Green Bay area. We believe investing in these students today creates a stronger workforce for tomorrow.
Guidelines for Applying
The Shopko Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that support our mission of contributing to the health and education of the Green Bay community. Grants awarded through this program support larger or long-term community wide projects. Green Bay Area Grants are reviewed twice a year, May and November, by our Board of Directors. Grant applications received by May 1st will be considered for May review and applications received by November 1st will be considered for November review. You will receive email notification of the grant status at the beginning of the following month. Approved grant recipients will receive a phone call from the Shopko Foundation for check presentation.
For community projects in the Green Bay area, please see Community Charitable Grants.
"The end game here is to break cycles of poverty. It's not only about earning a paycheck, but having a career and supporting a family."
Executive Director Boys & Girls Club
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