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Cellcom Green Gifts

Through Green Gifts, Cellcom donates proceeds from its cell phone recycling program to local organizations, programs and projects that are dedicated to or support environmental sustainability. The program was launched in September 2010 to protect the environment and support conservation in Northeast Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Green Gifts are awarded on an annual basis and $180,875 has been awarded to date.

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Cellcom welcomes Green Gift applications from organizations dedicated to environmental sustainability and the preservation of our wildlife habitats. We also strongly encourage non-environmental organizations to submit a Green Gift application for projects or programs that focus on environmental stewardship or offer an innovative approach to education or addressing a community issue.

In 2016, Cellcom will award a grand total $37,000 in Green Gifts across the company’s service area. The application deadline is September 25.

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Green Gifts are used to support organizations, programs and projects that:

  • Address a community-based issue that relates to the environment.
  • Focus on reducing negative impact on the environment.
  • Provide environmental education programs for children.
  • Provide educational opportunities for adults to learn about environmental sustainability, including training or leadership development.
  • Foster water conservation, protection of our air, landscape and water or wildlife preservation.

Cellcom makes one–year gifts and does not offer multi-year donations. A new Green Gift application must be submitted for each year a Green Gift is requested.

The application deadline is September 25. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Green Gift recipients will be notified by October 3, and funds will be dispersed by November 4, 2016.

Apply for a 2016 Cellcom Green Gift through our online application.

The following items are requested in the online application:

  1. Contact name, phone number, email and mailing address
  2. Organization’s mission or purpose (50 words or less)
  3. Brief history of the organization (50 words or less)
  4. Project(s) description (250 words or less) including:
    • Project overview
    • Goals and objectives
    • Brief timeline
    • Project activities
  5. Breakdown of projected costs for project and amount requested.
  6. A description of the community need addressed by the project. (250 words or less)
  7. Overview of the educational impact of the project. (150 words or less)
  8. Description of how project will be evaluated. (150 words or less)
  9. Past impact of organization’s work on the environment. (150 words or less)

Please contact Tammy VanDenBusch by email (tammy.vandenbusch@nsight.com) or phone (920-617-7107) with any questions.

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In 2016, Cellcom will distribute a total of $37,000 in Green Gifts. Cellcom Green Gifts will not be awarded to:

  • Individuals
  • Private foundations
  • For-profit organizations
  • Political organizations or campaigns
  • International efforts
  • Capital fund drives
  • Endowments

Past Green Gift Recipients

1000 Islands Environmental Center (Kaukauna)
Aldo Leopold Community School (Green Bay)
Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve (Suamico)
Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary (Green Bay)
Belle Plaine Sportsmans Club
Bookworm Gardens (Sheboygan)
Boys & Girls Club of Portage County (Stevens Point)
Brown County Chapter of the Izaak Walton League
Brown County Library – Children’s Vegetable Garden
Brown County UW-Extension Community Gardens Program
Camp Tekawitha (Shawano)
CAP Services (Stevens Point)
Central Rivers Farmshed (Stevens Point)
Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin – Environment Fund (Stevens Point)
Crivitz High School Science Club
Crossroads at Big Creek (Sturgeon Bay)
D.C. Everest School Forest (Schofield)
Door County Renaissance Development Group, Inc. (Sturgeon Bay)
Doty Elementary School (Green Bay)
Elementary School for Arts and Academics (Sheboygan)
Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance (Appleton)
Friends of Hortonville Library
Friends of Mead-McMillan Association (Milladore)
Friends of the Brown County Library
Friends of Ledge View Nature Center (Chilton)
Friends of the Mead/McMillan Association (Milladore)
Friends of the Wildlife Sanctuary Green Bay
Gillett High School
Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve (Appleton)
Greater Green Bay YMCA Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya (Suring)
Green Bay Botanical Gardens
Green Bay Public Schools Green Team (Garden Fund)
Heckrodt Wetland Reserve (Menasha)
Kelly Lake Advancement Association (Suring)
Lake Metonga Association (Crandon)
Leonardo Da Vinci School for Academically Gifted Learners (Green Bay)
Lower Fox River Watershed Monitoring Program (Green Bay)
Manitowoc Public School District
Marathon High School Ecology Club
Marinette High School - Menominee River Monitoring Group
Marinette School District
Maywood Environmental Park (Sheboygan)
Merrill River District
Mosinee Elementary School
Mosquito Hill Nature Center (New London)
Navarino Nature Center
New London Parks and Recreation Department
NEW Master Gardener Association (Green Bay)
Northeast Wisconsin Land Trust – Oconto Preserve
Northland Pines School District (St. Germain)
Northwoods Elementary School (Rhinelander)
Oconto River Watershed Chapter of Trout Unlimited
Open Door Bird Sanctuary (Sturgeon Bay)
Paine Art Center & Gardens – Education Fund (Oshkosh)
Preble High School Agriscience Program (Green Bay)
Pulaski Area Community Education
Raptor Education Group, Inc. (Antigo)
Robert W. Monk Public Gardens (Wausau)
SEEDs for De Pere
Southwest High School Chemistry Club (Green Bay)
The Community’s Garden (Sturgeon Bay)
The Ridges Sanctuary (Baileys Harbor)
Trees For Tomorrow (Eagle River)
Twin City Catholic Educational System (Neenah)
Wausau Area Montessori Charter School
Wausau School Forest
Whitefish Dunes State Park (Sturgeon Bay)
Wild Ones Fox Valley
Wisconsin Waterfowl Association (Abrams)
Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve (Two Rivers)

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