Organizations and programs across our region are working hard to address the needs of people experiencing poverty, and yet systemic barriers continue to limit progress.
In addition to grantmaking, we co-create networks of organizations that partner across sectors to learn from each other, align, take action, and advocate in order to create systems-level change.
This work has been part of the Basic Needs Giving Partnership since 2016, originally known as the POINT regional poverty initiative. These efforts continue today through regional learning sessions as well as groups focused on ensuring access to affordable, high-quality early child care and education, matching individuals with well-paying jobs, and equipping individuals and organizations to integrate trauma-informed care practices into their work.
The Alliance is a network of partners across Northeast Wisconsin working together to make it easier for children ages birth to five and their families to access the high-quality, affordable child care and education, support, and opportunities they need to thrive.
The Jobs Action Group is a collective of nonprofits, service providers, and companies working together to connect individuals to jobs that provide livable wages and opportunities for economic mobility.