About the Basic Needs Giving Partnership
The Basic Needs Giving Partnership was established in 2007 to address the root causes of poverty in Northeast Wisconsin. Funding for the grants is generated by the annual U.S. Venture Open. A grantmaking match from the J. J. Keller Foundation, Oshkosh Corporation, ThedaCare & Thrivent Foundation lead this effort.
Basic Needs Giving Partnership Committee
Every year, the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation distributes a portion of these funds in grants, and the J. J. Keller Foundation matches the grantmaking budget for additional grantmaking into the local community. The Greater Green Bay Community Foundation, one of three area community foundations to receive funds, is responsible for determining how the funds will be distributed.