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Impact

HOW DOES ONE EVENT DRIVE CHANGE?

Hundreds of golfers, partners and volunteers enjoy an extraordinary event for a critical cause: ending poverty. U.S. Venture pays all expenses of the event. 100% of donations go to the Fund within area Community Foundations.

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  • AMOUNT GRANTED

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Grant Highlights

Read their stories.

  • E3 School-based Mental Health

    E3 School-based Mental Health

    $201,000 grant

  • LEAVEN Community Resource Center

    LEAVEN Community Resource Center

    $218,608 grant

  • Reader’s Café Student Literacy Interventions

    Reader’s Café Student Literacy Interventions

    $150,000 grant

  • YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS

    YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS

    $300,000 grant

Learn how the U.S. Venture Open funds are used to end poverty.

2017 Basic Needs Giving Partnership Community Report

Learn about the POINT Poverty Initiative.

Poverty Initiative

BASIC NEEDS GIVING PARTNERSHIP

In 2007, the J. J. Keller Foundation announced its intention to match grants out of the fund up to $800,000 annually, and the Basic Needs Giving Partnership was formed. They have since added $7.5 million to our grant making, with an additional $1.6 million committed through 2019. Inspired by J. J. Keller Foundation’s $800,000 grant making investment, Oshkosh Corporation & ThedaCare joined as a $200,000 lead grant partners.

Strategies

  • Prevent people in episodic crisis from developing a chronic need.

  • Support long-term solutions to move people out of poverty.

  • Assist those with limited capacity to maintain a stable and dignified quality of life.

  • Broaden impact and increase effectiveness via collaboration.

Desired Outcomes

  • Families meet their basic needs, build financial resources and become self-sufficient.

  • Children, youth, and young adults are healthy, safe and ready to succeed in school and in life.

  • Individuals affected by aging and dementia have support that allows them to age with dignity.

  • Under-insured sustain a higher quality of life by reducing acute and long-term care crises.

GRANT APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS

Nonprofits collaborate and submit grant applications that address desired outcomes. Grant teams recommend funding for the most impactful proposals in Northeast Wisconsin.

$5.56 MILLION GRANTED

$5.56 million in new grants last year to eliminate poverty in Northeast Wisconsin.

IMMEDIATE IMPACT

100% of dollars raised will go to work to end poverty in 2018-19.

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