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Canary Fund Benefit Concert, Green Bay

The Meyer Theatre, 117 S. Washington Street, Green Bay, WI

The Canary Fund “Be like the birds. Sing after every storm.”

Every day in our communities, compassionate people witness quiet, human storms and are compelled to help in positive ways. Their small acts can make big differences. It’s why The Canary Fund supports those acts with contributions that can further the impact of their good work.

Seeds for Deeds The Canary Fund believes in change at the local level. We recognize the activists, visionaries and change-makers of Northeast Wisconsin who see and work to address unmet needs in our communities. Our mission at The Canary Fund is to provide those individuals with seed grants of between $1,500 and $5,000.

Seed grants are an important way to support individuals and community groups that aren’t necessarily recognized as registered or established organizations, and offer funding to help take early stage projects to the next level. The funds help to provide acknowledgement and validation that their activities are important and valued in our community. Oftentimes, our seed grants have a multiplier effect in that they help individuals leverage their contributions into additional funding.

All to the Good Our funding isn’t limited to a particular type of project or issues. The main goal of The Canary Fund is to support early stage projects that create a more compassionate, just and sustainable Northeast Wisconsin.

Funding may be provided, but is not limited to: • Human service programs (youth, teens, elders, emerging populations) • Immigrant and refugee services • LGBTQ and human rights projects • Environmental sustainability and stewardship • Arts and culture • Health and wellness for underserved populations • Economic empowerment • Leadership development • Animal rights and welfare

The Canary Fund is a proud community partner of The Pollination Project, a 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax deductible.

The Inspiration Behind The Canary Fund The Canary Fund began in 2019 as a way to honor the life and lifelong generosity of James Rivett of Green Bay, Wisconsin (1958-2018). The organization’s name is inspired by the canaries brought into coal mines to sense and respond to the environment.

A consummate giver, Jim, like the canaries, had an ability to “see” in our communities what many could not see. Through his vision and generous acts of kindness, he intervened on behalf of those living in the margins of society. His compassion continues to unite people for just and right purposes, and his spirit will always inspire us.

To Apply for a Grant The Canary Fund provides grants to those working toward change in the Northeast Wisconsin counties of Brown, Door, Outagamie, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Oconto, Menominee, Shawano, Marinette, Winnebago, Calumet and Sheboygan. To apply, visit our partner organization, and click on “Apply.” Within the application process, there are prompts that then identify The Canary Fund as the funding program.

Help Good Ideas and Deeds Fly. Donate Today. When you donate to The Canary Fund, you become a big part of grassroots efforts to improve our community in small ways. We thank you for your donation and continued support.

The Canary Fund is a proud community partner of The Pollination Project, a 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax deductible.

Please mail your contribution to: The Canary Fund c/o The Pollination Project 1569 Solano Avenue, #643 Berkeley, CA 94707

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