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 Basic Needs Giving Partnership.
The Basic Needs Giving Partnership supports the people and places advancing equity and economic well-being for everyone in Northeast Wisconsin.
BASIC NEEDS GIVING PARTNERSHIP
In 2007, the J. J. Keller Foundation announced its intention to match grants up to $800,000 annually, and the Basic Needs Giving Partnership was formed. They have since added $11.6 million to our grant making. Inspired by J. J. Keller Foundation’s $800,000 grant making investment, Oshkosh Corporation joined as a $250,000 lead grant partner and ThedaCare & Thrivent Foundation joined as $200,000 lead grant partners.
FOUNDATIONS TO THRIVE
Families and individuals have nurturing networks of care that support early childhood and youth development, food security, physical and mental health, and affordable housing.
BELONGING AND CONNECTION
With relationships that cross traditional boundaries, neighbors are valued in the community, fostering mutual support, building power, and influencing what happens in our environment.
Individuals have meaningful work that supports dignity and income that fosters thriving families, vibrant communities, and asset building.
TRUST AND COLLABORATION
Enhance the collective assets of our region through a spirit of collaboration and sharing
CURIOSITY AND LEARNING
Prioritize listening; draw information from a wide range of sources; learn from others’ experiences; seek out frequent feedback; and strive to make ongoing investments.
Address complexity directly; adapt to a dynamic environment; and commit to the long term
Surface and challenge institutional and systemic inequities; acknowledge power imbalances and work to level them
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.
$3.35 MILLION GRANTED
$3.35 million in new grants last year to end poverty in Northeast Wisconsin.
100% of dollars raised will go to work to end poverty.