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Packers Foundation seeks grant applicants

Richard Ryman
USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin
Mark Murphy, Packers president, explains the community outreach goals of the organization's grants in a ceremony at the Lambeau Field Atrium on Nov. 20, 2014..

The Green Bay Packers Foundation wants to give money to Wisconsin nonprofit organizations.

The foundation is accepting applications for its grant program that last year awarded $600,000 to 236 civic and charitable groups. Grants total $5.9 million since 1986.

To be eligible, recipients must be 501(c)(3) federally tax exempt with a valid IRS Tax ID for a minimum of two years. They also must be located in Wisconsin.

Eligibility requirements and applications are available at www.packers.com/community/packers-foundation.html. Applications will be accepted until July 1.

The foundation finalizes recipients in November and an award luncheon is held in December.

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