The Basic Needs Giving Partnership is excited to award $1.25 million in new grants to 42 organizations across Northeast Wisconsin!

Grantees are working to make an impact in three priority areas — early care and education (birth to five), housing access, mental health, and substance use. They reflect organizations serving the rural, urban, and suburban areas of our region by providing critical direct services as well as organizations working to change the policies and practices that hold poverty in place. For this grant cycle, awards are focused on general operating support, allowing nonprofits to direct resources where they are most needed.

Earlier this year, we transitioned the Partnership to a single regional organization to centralize and coordinate our activities, including grantmaking. This grant cycle marks our first as the evolved Basic Needs Giving Partnership. In addition, $2.46 million in previously committed multi-year grant awards is being distributed this year through partnerships with our local community foundations, making for a total of $3.71 million supporting organizations across our 10-county region.

The Partnership’s grantmaking is supported by funds raised from the U.S. Venture Open. We celebrate the recent success of the 2023 U.S. Venture Open that raised $4.82 million with 100% of every dollar invested back into the region to end poverty. Details on our next grant cycle will be announced in early 2024.

We are deeply grateful for the impactful work that each of you and your organizations do, and we look forward to continuing to work together to create thriving, equitable communities across Northeast Wisconsin.

2023 Grant Awards

We’re thrilled to be investing in these organizations this cycle.
You can learn more about their work at their websites below.

Boys & Girls Club of the Tri-County Area
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley
CAP Services
CASA of the Fox Cities
Catalpa Health
Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services
Community for Hope of Greater Oshkosh
COTS – Appleton
County of Kewaunee Dept. of Human Services
Ecumenical Partnership for Housing
Encompass Early Education and Care
Family Health La Clinica
Fox Valley Technical College Foundation
Friendship Place
Greater Oshkosh Economic Development Corp.
HeadsUp Fox Cities
House of Hope Green Bay
Impact Wisconsin
Journey to Adult Success
Kids Forward
Legal Action of Wisconsin
Mandolin Foundation
Mission of Hope House
NAMI Fox Valley
NeighborWorks – Neighborhood Partners
N.E.W. Community Clinic
NEW Mental Health Connection
Oshkosh Community YMCA
People of Progression
Safe Shelter
The Gateway Collective
Us 2 Behavioral Health Care
We All Rise: African American Resource Center
YMCA of the Fox Cities
Youth Go

About the Basic Needs Giving Partnership

The Basic Needs Giving Partnership is committed to supporting the people and places advancing equity and economic well-being for everyone in Northeast Wisconsin. We achieve this mission through impactful grantmaking and by serving as a hub for regional collaboration, learning, and action. The funds raised through the U.S. Venture Open from generous corporations, family foundations, and individuals are granted to support nonprofits providing critical services as well as organizations working to change the systems that hold poverty in place.

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