GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – Over $313,000 has been awarded to local nonprofits to help those affected by COVID-19.

The Brown County United Way announced that five new financial grants were awarded to local nonprofits that are trying to help those negatively affected by the ongoing pandemic.

The grants were awarded to the following organizations:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters – For the purchase of laptops to help them in serving their community
  • Friends of the Brown County Library – For the purchase of two keyless charging lockers that enables patrons to charge phones and devices without needing to remain in the library and exposure to COVID-19
  • PFLAG of Green Bay/Brown County – To assist the LGBTQ community with rental assistance, food/meals and transportation
  • Wise Women Gathering Place – For the purchase of on-site safety monitors in the organization’s parking lot as well as essentials for people who are homeless.
  • Young Life Green Bay – To provide increased hours for a staffed facility for students during virtual learning

According to the Brown County United Way, since the fund started in Mar. 2020 $313,246 has been awarded through 44 grants to 37 agencies.