Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay awarded $35,000 to fuel local young people’s bold ambitions

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Today, the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay received a $35,000 grant from the Taco Bell Foundation to support youth in the community. The funds will go toward providing safe spaces, caring mentors and quality programs that educate and inspire the next generation of leaders.

“It’s a privilege to partner with the Taco Bell Foundation in educating and inspiring young people in our community,” said Johanna Wicklund, CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Bay & Lakes Region. “Together, we are working to break down barriers to education for future leaders.”

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Green Bay is one of more than 450+ youth-serving organizations that will receive a portion of the nearly $23 million in Community Grants presented by the Taco Bell Foundation this year. The grants are an example of the Taco Bell Foundation’s mission to break down barriers to education and fuel young people’s boldest ambitions.

“Our Community Grants program is unique, because the funds are dispersed back to organizations in the local community they are raised in,” said Neil Borkan, Chairman of the Taco Bell Foundation. “We are so thankful for the generosity of our partners, customers and Taco Bell team members that make it possible for us to continue serving youth across the country.”

About the Taco Bell Foundation

Taco Bell Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) public charity that helps America’s young people pursue their educational goals and career aspirations. Since 1992, the Taco Bell Foundation has reached more than 5 million young people across the country and has awarded over $188 million in grants and scholarships, focused on education and career readiness. For more information about the Taco Bell Foundation, visit

About Boys & Girls Clubs of the Bay & Lakes Region

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Bay & Lake Region is many things to the kids we serve because kids today need many things! We are safe spaces, after school and in the summer, for kids to connect and thrive. We are caring mentors that go deep to meet each child where they are at and help them get where they want to go. And we are innovative, high-quality programs, designed to empower youth to excel in school and lead healthy, productive lives. Our professionally trained team of youth development experts provide youth in our communities with a variety of programs that are intentionally focused.

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