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Packers Foundation awards $250K to Center for Black Excellence and Culture


The Green Bay Packers Foundation has announced a $250,000 matching grant to the Center for Black Excellence and Culture, the first grant ever awarded to a Dane County organization through the Packers Foundation Impact Grant program.

The Center for Black Excellence and Culture is a community-wide effort to bring together a collective Black brilliance to affirm, inspire and advance the Black community in Madison and beyond, according to its mission. The Center will be a three-level, 65,000-square-foot destination and will focus on the areas of health and wellness, leadership and innovation, performing and arts visuals, and youth and families.

In all, the Green Bay Packers Foundation announced on Monday a total of $1.35 million in impact grants to seven Brown, Dane and Milwaukee County nonprofit organizations.

“We are proud to award these grants to seven different worthy organizations throughout the state of Wisconsin,” said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. “We have been fortunate to be able to enhance our charitable giving through the Packers Foundation since our impact grant program began, and we’re pleased to award these significant donations to these nonprofits. These funds will help care for our most vulnerable neighbors and ensure kids, families and individuals in our communities have what they need to learn, grow and thrive.”