Founded in 1926 as a tax-exempt public charity, we are a collection of endowed and donor-advised charitable funds established by individuals, families, organizations, and businesses.

To establish these charitable funds, we accept gifts of any size to advance civic, cultural, educational, health, and welfare organizations and initiatives in Kenosha County.

From these charitable funds, we allocate grants to local not-for-profit organizations, award scholarships to deserving area students, and sponsor Kenosha area cultural and social initiatives and events.

We are a member of the Council on Foundations and operate in compliance with the Council’s National Standards for Community Foundations.

We proudly #GiveLocalKenosha.

Our Mission:
Helping people to enhance the present and insure the future of the Kenosha Community.

News from the Foundation

Mark Your Calendars: Community Foundation Week

To celebrate the week, the Foundation has planned a number of events and announements to take place November 12-18:

  • A “Courageous Conversation” on building diversity in local government, organized by the Coalition for Dismantling Racism – on November 12.
  • A virtual performance of a play by the Fleeing Artists Theatre – November 13, 14 and 15.
  • The Wisconsin Prints 2 virtual and curbside exhibition of works by printmakers from Wisconsin’s colleges and university’s – organized and curated by Anchor Press, Paper, and Print running throughout the month of November.
  • Opening the application period for the second year of the CBK Small Grants Program.
  • Other announcements and activities to come – stay tuned for details.

  • Something to Consider: #$300before2020ends

    The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides increased tax incentives for charitable giving for both individuals and corporations, signifying an intent to stimulate philanthropy throughout America.

    For 2020 only, all taxpayers can claim an additional, “above-the-line” deduction for charitable gifts made in cash of up to $300 to not-for-profit organizations.

    Please consider donating #300before2020ends to the not-for-profit organizations that you believe in.

    Some details:

  • Donations must be in cash – including checks and credit card payments.
  • Keep proof of cash receipts – all gifts exceeding $250 will need to include the receipt when filing.
  • Donations to a non-operating private foundation, a political organization or a donor-advised fund do not qualify for the deduction.

  • Please Consider Supporting Kenosha Recovery Efforts

    To help Kenosha address the aftermath of recent incidents, please consider supporting recovery efforts in our Downtown and Uptown neighborhoods as organized by Downtown Kenosha, Inc. (DKI). Please visit www.downtownkenosha.org for details and a link to DKI’s GoFundMe campaign.

    We are #OneKenosha and #KenoshaStrong. #StaySafe and #StayInvolved.


    The 2019-2021 Sculpture Walk-HarborPark Exhibition
    Click on the logo above to see photos of the current exhibition.
    Sculpture Walk-HarborPark is presented by the Foundation's Kenosha Arts Fund.