Basic Needs Giving Partnership

Inspired to work together in a new way, the Basic Needs Giving Partnership offers funders with common goals and desires a way to make an impact on a whole new level. As one of the largest donor collaboratives in Northeast Wisconsin, the partnership puts funds into the hands of non-profit organizations poised to address the root causes of poverty.

The Basic Needs Giving Partnership began in 2007 when the J. J. Keller Foundation announced its intention to match the grantmaking efforts of the U.S. Venture Fund for Basic Needs. That match has added $4.3 million in additional funds to the competitive grantmaking efforts of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation, the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region and the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation, and continues with a pledge of up to $800,000 in 2014.

Everyone who golfs, donates, volunteers or supports the success of the annual U.S. Venture Open is now considered a partner, because we all must be truly connected to effectively fight poverty.  Companies, foundations and individuals who seek a streamlined, focused, outcome-driven approach to root cause solutions are encouraged to consider a contribution of any amount.

To learn more about applying for a grant, visit the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation or the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation websites.

To learn more about the good work of the Basic Needs Giving Partnership and the U.S. Venture Open that drives this donor collaborative, please read the 2013 Community Report, or reports from previous years: