Basic Needs Giving Partnership

Posted on 9-03-2020

Update on Additional Funding and Streamlined Grantmaking

Given the extraordinary need in Northeast Wisconsin, the Basic Needs Giving Partnership is adding $1.7 million to its regular grantmaking pool for 2020-2021 to impact Brown, Kewaunee and Oconto counties.

This new commitment is in addition to funds available to nonprofits through the COVID-19 response funds of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation. 

Grantmaking Process

“To meet the growing needs of our community, we have streamlined and simplified the application process and are considering general operating support in addition to funding programs and initiatives. Funding will not be restricted to collaborative grants as the Basic Needs Giving Partnership has required in the past.”

Please contact the Community Foundation’s Community Engagement Team to discuss your organization’s need before completing an application.

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About the Basic Needs Giving Partnership

The Basic Needs Giving Partnership was established in 2007 to address the root causes of poverty in Northeast Wisconsin. Funding for the grants is generated by the annual U.S. Venture Open. A grantmaking match from the J. J. Keller Foundation, Oshkosh Corporation, ThedaCare & Thrivent Foundation lead this effort.