Report: Charitable giving increases in Northeast Wisconsin

GREEN BAY – People appear to be feeling more charitable in parts of Northeast Wisconsin.

A new report shows their donations are making non-profits financially healthier.

The survey from the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation covers Brown, Kewaunee and Oconto counties.

It shows 80 percent of people surveyed are donating the same, if not more to charity than past years. Last year, that figure was 69 percent.

Ninety-three percent of non-profits say they are financially healthy, which is up two percent from last year.

Foundation officials say the more communities give, the more non-profits can give back.

“They’re focus has changed from day to day, to looking forward. And when a non-profit is looking forward and thinking about the needs of the community — three, five, 10 years from now we think that they’re going to be able to better address the community needs as well as their own financial well-being,” said David Pamperin, president and CEO of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation.

The foundation says this is the healthiest area non-profits have been since the 2008 recession.

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