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MCFI Foundation receives support from Green Bay Packers Foundation

Grant to go toward equipment for CFI kitchen at Concordia 27

MILWAUKEE (Nov. 21, 2023) – The MCFI Foundation is excited to announce it has received a grant from the Green Bay Packers Foundation.

The MCFI Foundation was one of 321 civic and charitable groups throughout Wisconsin to receive a financial gift from the Green Bay Packers Foundation, totaling a record $1.5 million in annual grants.

Of the Foundation’s contributions, 40 grants –$189,500 – were awarded to Brown County organizations. Additional grants, totaling $1,310,500, were made to 281 other groups around the state, including the MCFI Foundation.

The grant from the Green Bay Packers Foundation will go toward the purchase of additional equipment for the Concordia 27 development project, which includes a production kitchen for Food and Nutrition Services.

“We’re proud to award a record $1.5 million through our annual Packers Foundation grants this year,” said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy in a press release. “The recipient organizations are incredibly dedicated to their communities, serving some of our most vulnerable neighbors. We are honored to recognize and support their impactful and crucial work.”

This year’s grant cycle focused on organizations that will direct the funds toward the need areas of elderly, homelessness, human services and hunger. Grants were awarded to organizations located in 50 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties, with 43 grants going to the elderly, 66 to homelessness, 135 to human services and 77 to hunger.

The Foundation now has distributed more than $22.5 million for charitable purposes since it was established in 1986 by Judge Robert J. Parins.

To learn about where each organization will be focusing the grant dollars and for more information on the grant cycles, visit and navigate to Project/Program Focus Area.

The MCFI Foundation helps provide programs and services that meet the evolving needs of the community. Our mission, to partner with people of all abilities to advance their total health, is not possible without contributions from donors and community partners.

Since its founding in 1938, the Centers for Independence has strengthened communities by helping people advance their total health. CFI is dedicated to assisting people of all ages and abilities achieve their fullest level of independence through a supportive environment that fosters hope. CFI’s unmatched breadth of services and resources allows others to find value in themselves and see a path forward.