The Brown County Oral Health Partnership is one of 19 groups receiving grants from Packers Give Back, the philanthropic arm of the Green Bay Packers organization. The funding will be used to help purchase personal protective equipment (PPE), safety and training materials, and air quality testing for clinics to safely deliver dental care services to children in need.
The $1.5 million Packers Give Back COVID-19 Community Relief Fund will provide immediate support to Wisconsinites facing challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic. These 19 grants follow 40 earlier grants distributed with earlier rounds of funds over the past several months, as well as three grants distributed to local health systems to acquire PPE.
These 53 different Brown County groups are on the front lines of helping those most impacted by the pandemic, including organizations addressing food and hygiene needs, housing assistance, transportation, medication, and other basic needs. Recipients range from schools and food pantries to homeless shelters and organizations serving those with disabilities.
Packlers Give Back continues to work with the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation to identify community needs and to quickly and efficiently distribute resources, the organization said. Funding will continue to reach the community through the work of local nonprofits who serve the community’s most vulnerable.
Grant applications for Brown County are still being accepted on a rolling basis as review teams continue to consider pending requests and assess short-term and long-term needs. Organizations can learn how to apply online. Donations will be accepted online as well.