Community Needs

Community Needs

Critical Community Needs

Poverty and Financial 

stability

When the systems that create generational and situational poverty are reconstructed, everyone is given equal opportunity to achieve and maintain economic stability for a thriving community.

THE DATA

  Financial Stability

In Brown, Kewaunee, and Oconto counties, 1 in 3 households overall (33%) live at or below the ALICE threshold*. ALICE defines those who earn just above the poverty line, but less than what it costs to make ends meet. In some communities, the percentage of households living at or below the ALICE threshold soars as high as 49%. In the city of Green Bay, it’s 42%.

Source: United for ALICE – 2021 data (2023 Report)

*Includes ALICE households and households at or below the federal poverty line.

  Economic Disparities

50% of Black, American Indian, Hispanic, and bi-racial households in our area live below the ALICE threshold, compared to 33% of white, non-Hispanic households. Single-headed households with children are also more likely to be in financial hardship (33%) compared to their married counterparts (9%).
Source: United for ALICE – 2021 data (2023 Report); American Community 5-year Survey

COMMUNITY ACTION

The fulfillment of basic needs is a priority of many organizations and agencies throughout the community. Breaking the cycle of poverty and providing financial stability requires community-wide attention and broad systems change.

Progress has been made to advance the local measurement of financial hardship, as well as increased funding to projects and initiatives related to economic stability. However, there is no cohesive community plan for addressing the systemic and root causes of poverty.

Making life better 

together

We share our knowledge openly so, together, we can pursue innovative solutions. Giving to a collaborative fund allows you to be part of a collective effort to meet the community’s evolving needs. Together, we accomplish more than we can alone. Join us.

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resources

We work alongside nonprofits promoting their causes, empowering their development, and helping them grow. Whether your organization is in need of funding or other resources to support its mission, we can help you continue working to solve problems and strengthen our community.