We partner with the community to support the people and places advancing equity and economic well-being for everyone in Northeast Wisconsin.

The Basic Needs Giving Partnership invests in local and regional solutions that address the root causes of poverty. Our grants aim to support organizations providing services that are responsive to the current needs of our community and authentic collaborative initiatives that are working to disrupt the policies, practices, and systems that hold poverty in place.

Grant Opportunities

Our 2024 grantmaking will focus on the Foundations to Thrive priorities of
early care and education (birth to 5), housing access, mental health, and substance use.


Spring 2024


$1 Million to be Invested


Multi-Year Grants
Systems Change Efforts


This cycle will provide multi-year flexible funding to current and emerging efforts that are working in collaboration to change systems.

Grant Guidelines

Late Summer 2024
Guidelines Posted in Late August


$2 Million to be Invested


Single-Year Grants
Direct Services and Systems Change


This cycle will provide single-year support for organizations providing critical direct services and organizations leading systems change efforts.

Frequently Asked Questions

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2023 Grant Awards

We recently awarded grants to organizations working in our Foundations to Thrive focus area, specifically in housing access, early care and education, and mental health and substance use.

See Awardees


Prior Grants

View past Basic Needs Giving Partnership Community Reports here:
2022 Community Report
2021 Community Report
2020 Community Report
2019 Community Report
2018 Community Report