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 proudly #GiveLocalKenosha.

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

News from the Foundation

New Sculpture Walk Exhibition Installed


Now Accepting – Applications for 2020 Grants from the Foundation’s Field of Interest Funds

We are pleased to announce that local not-for-profit organizations can now apply for 2020 grants from four Field of Interest Funds that we manage. We are seeking proposals to be funded from the following endowment funds:

OMC Legacy Fund
LaFave Family Fund
Women’s Fund
Kenosha Arts Fund

Click here to download a form and instructions to apply for 2020 grants from the Foundation’s Field of Interest Funds.

Applications are due September 27, 2019.


Presented by the Foundation's Kenosha Arts Fund.