The Green Lake Basic Needs Fund supports charitable projects and programs that meet residents’ basics needs, including food, clothing and shelter. A healthy community provides a network of services, including basic social needs. Failing to meet these needs can jeopardize an individual’s quality of life and create costly and complex problems for the community over time. We hope to help eliminate these problems.
The following grants, funded by the Green Lake Basics Needs Fund and Josephs – Green Lake County Basics Needs Fund, were awarded in December.
ADVOCAP, Inc.: $17,000
To provide one-time financial assistance to help 60 low-income individuals/families during emergencies/crises.
Berlin Police Department: $6,000
To take children, based on financial need, shopping to buy Christmas gifts for their families.
Boys & Girls Club of the Tri County Area: $21,815
To provide onsite shower and laundry facilities to help struggling youth with self-confidence and to focus on learning and the enjoyment of being a kid.
Boys & Girls Club of the Tri County Area: $23,000
To offer Club members basic needs such as clothing, medical, vision, dental, support Operation Backpack, and pay for programming.
Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services, Inc.: $7,500
To create a Help is Here Fund to help domestic abuse victims remove barriers to achieve independence.
Fox River Industries, Inc.: $1,000
To purchase assistive technology for use on exiting iPads to promote skill building and communication.
Green Lake County Health and Human Services: $5,985
To purchase food from local stores and Feeding America that will be given out at the food pantry.
The Green Lake County/Ripon Community Foundation benefits charitable organizations in the Green Lake County and Ripon area, including Berlin, Green Lake, Markesan and Princeton. Through charitable giving, the Community Foundation strives to make our community thrive. An affiliate of the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, donors enjoy maximum tax benefits. For more information, please call 920-426-3993.