Basic Needs Fund Awards Nearly $410,000 in First Year, Launches Match Campaign

Beginning April 1, 2022, your gift to the Basic Needs Fund can be matched

More than two dozen nonprofit organizations received money from the Basic Needs Fund in 2021. Requests for such essentials as food, clothing, hygiene items, personal protection equipment and financial support topped $792,000 alone in the last grantmaking process of the year.

Over 100 organizations were invited to apply; many were new grantees to The Foundation from outreach done for the COVID relief fund.

To incentivize giving, Beginning April 1, 2022, the Fund’s Advisory Committee has created a $500,000 Match Campaign that will match gifts, dollar for dollar, up to a maximum of $25,000 per gift until the $500,000 has been appropriated. Learn more.

Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen (DESK) prepares groceries to go. Photo Courtesy of DESK