GREEN BAY — The Green Bay Packers have donated five social justice grants to non-profits in Kenosha, Madison, and Milwaukee.
Building Our Future, The Mary Lou & Arthur F. Mahone Fund, 100 Black Men of Madison Inc., Urban League of Greater Madison Inc., and Leaders Igniting Transformation will all be receiving $50,000 grants as part of the Packers' ongoing pledge to support social justice and racial equality in Wisconsin communities.
The team made the announcement Tuesday.
"Our players and the Packers organization remain committed to doing our part to address the pervasive issues of racial inequality and social injustice in our communities," said Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy. “We are proud to contribute to these nonprofit organizations who are working every day to create and enhance access to education and economic opportunities and develop communities where children, adults, and families can grow and thrive.”
This is the second time the team has made donations to local organizations. Earlier this year, the packers donated a total of $150,000 to two Milwaukee organizations, Sherman Phoenix and Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee.
Mark and Laurie Murphy also made a $250K donation to several Green Bay, Madison, and Milwaukee groups.
According to a press release from the Packers, this is the third year the Packers have financially supported the ongoing effort to improve their communities through programs that work to effect change in the areas of racism, oppression, injustice, and inequality.
You can find more information about the organizations the Packers just donated to below:
- Building Our Future works to ensure that all Kenosha County children and youth has the opportunity and supports to succeed in school and in life, regardless of race, ethnicity, zip code or income.
- The Mary Lou & Arthur F. Mahone Fund is a component of the Kenosha Community Foundation with a mission to provide educational opportunities for economically and academically deserving youth and to support healthy lifestyles initiatives in communities of color.
- 100 Black Men of Madison Inc., the Madison chapter of the national organization 100 Black Men of America Inc., was established to make positive differences in the lives of area youth, especially African American males, through mentoring, education, health and wellness and economic development programs.
- Urban League of Greater Madison Inc.’s mission is to ensure that African Americans and other community members are educated, employed and empowered to live well, advance professionally and contribute to the common good in the 21st century.
- Leaders Igniting Transformation (LIT) is a Black and Brown-led independent nonprofit in Milwaukee. Founded in 2017, LIT organizes young people to build independent political power for social, racial, and economic justice.