At Outpost, we envision an ideal world where our community has access to organically and locally produced goods, is educated about choices that impact the environment, and supports a locally-based economy.
Outpost Community Partners is one way we strive to achieve this vision.
Every year four locally-based non-profit organizations are given the opportunity to partner with Outpost in order to build greater community awareness of the group and also raise much needed funds. Each organization will receive a $3000 donation from Outpost, one-fourth of the earned interest from Outpost’s Co-op Community Fund and opportunities to partner with Outpost on additional fundraising events.
Do you know of an organization that would like to be a Community Partner?
Outpost is currently looking for locally-based organizations that have a 501(c)(3) non-profit status and can demonstrate that their efforts focus on improving food security, protecting and maintaining the natural environment or building a vibrant local economy.
Please click here to print out a Community Partners application.
Don’t delay! The deadline to apply is August 1, 2013.
Spring 2013: Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful
In an Ideal World..."We wouldn't have to struggle to keep our communities clean and neighborhoods wouldn't lack access to safe green space to play."
Education Program Assistant, Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful
Help us support Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful at our Community Partners fundraiser!
Outpost's 2013 Community Partners
Winter: Repairers of the Breach www.repairers.org
Repairers of the Breach strives to be the “voice of the voiceless” by helping those in the mainstream better understand the plight of the poor and homeless. They offer 14 program areas tailored to the needs of greater Milwaukee’s homeless population and provide a welcoming and productive place for marginalized people to go during the day. They provide hot nutritious meals for the homeless that are often supplemented by fresh produce from their own on-site community garden.
photo: Impact Day, Repairers of the Breach
Spring: Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful www.kgmb.org
Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful promotes clean, healthy and beautiful communities through environmental education and community involvement. Their programming is designed to establish positive approaches to solving waste, water and environmental challenges and includes an annual clean-up of Milwaukee County parks, workshop series for adults and children and their Greening Milwaukee program which utilizes volunteers to reforest the city of Milwaukee.
photo: Students, Kate Carney, KGMB
Summer: Groundwork Milwaukee www.groundworkmke.org
Groundwork Milwaukee works to transform derelict land and wasted public space into valued community assets such as pocket parks, community gardens, recreation facilities and nature preserves. Their Young Farmers program inspires local youth to take an active role in their food system by teaching them to start their own urban farms.
photo: Hoop house installation, Mary Beth Driscoll, Groundwork MKE
Fall: Fondy Food Center www.fondymarket.org
Since its founding in 2000, Fondy Food Center has emerged as a community leader and advocate for healthy farmers, healthy food and healthy people on Milwaukee’s North Side. The Fondy Farm Project ensures long-term availability of high quality, locally grown food which is then sold at the Fondy Farmers Market. Their work preserves food access of the highest quality to more than 74,000 residents in the area.
photo: Farmer Cindy Lee, Fondy Food Center