TGKVF believes that without caring for its residents’ basic needs, a community is incapable of thriving. For this reason, the Foundation will continue to support basic needs projects through a competitive, responsive grantmaking process. Basic needs, as we define them, are shelter, food, and clothing.
Basic Needs priority will be given to organizations that demonstrate the potential to expand or deepen their impact or those that are already achieving measureable impact. Efforts that involve goal-oriented, flexible partnerships among the nonprofit, public, and private sectors are most compelling. Initiatives that take a long-term view of what is required to move people and places out of poverty will also be prioritized.