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 funding 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 added $1.2 million 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 $750,000 in fiscal year 2011.
The collaboration has inspired other funders to get involved. Funders and grant makers who seek a streamlined, focused, outcome-driven approach to basic needs grantmaking are encouraged to consider a contribution of any amount to the Basic Needs Giving Partnership.
With every grant, our hope is two-fold: support programs that respond to an immediate need, and grow efforts that create long-term opportunities to eliminate the problem.
To learn more about the Basic Needs Giving Partnership, its guidelines, deadlines and how to apply, 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 grants made by the Basic Needs Giving Partnership and get acquainted with the dozens of non-profit organizations fighting poverty every day, please read the Basic Needs Giving Partnership Community Report.