Greater Green Bay Community Foundation $25,000 award

Thank You to the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation for supporting Veterans 1st of NEW with a $25,000 award from the Stand Together Foundation. Veterans 1st of NEW is extremely grateful for their generosity. We will use the funds to purchase discounted materials to build our 5th home!

This program is a catalyst for innovative strategies that move people from the brink of poverty to a place of economic stability and self-sufficiency.


Priority is given to innovative or collaborative programming that leads to housing and economic stability.

This may include programs that achieve housing and economic stability through:

  • Education and workforce development
  • Human services programs addressing root causes of poverty


All applicants must meet the following:

  • Be a nonprofit organization with a 501(c)(3) designation by the Internal Revenue Service or a governmental body, such as a school or municipality
  • Directly serve the people of the greater Green Bay area, with primary emphasis on those residing in Brown, Kewaunee and Oconto counties
  • Conduct business without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, veteran status or national origin


  • Planning grants for collaborative or innovative work
  • One-year or multi-year implementation grants
  • Program or project support
  • Capital investments directly related to a program


Projects will be evaluated on the following criteria. Strong programs will:

  • Align with the Greater Green Bay Blueprint to Prevent and End Homelessness or other community housing initiatives.
  • Use collaborative strategies or coordinated services to leverage impact.
  • Have a transformational and lasting impact on the lives of low-income adults, youth, and families.
  • Articulate a plan toward sustainability.
  • Propose a clear and appropriate budget.
  • Have a clear evaluation methodology with defined, meaningful, and measurable outcomes.
  • Seek to make a long-term impact on the community and those served relative to cost
  • Have a positive standing with the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation, or similar granting partners, regarding previously received grants. This includes the timely completion of grant reports