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.

New at the Foundation

We invite Kenosha County residents currently attending a Wisconsin college or university to apply for the Cropley Scholarships.

Click here for an application and eligibility information. All applications must be submitted by email to: scholarships@kenoshafoundation.org.

Deadline for applications is Friday, June 28, 2019.

Applicants are being sought for the Hartley Family Youth Sailing Scholarship.

One or more scholarships will be provided to youth ages 6-15 for a one-week program with the Kenosha Community Sailing Center.

Eligibility information and a brief application can be found here. Deadline for applications is Saturday, June 1, 2019.

Events that the Foundation is Proud to Sponsor

For details about the exhibition, visit the event page on Facebook.


Presented by the Foundation's Kenosha Arts Fund. Click the logo above to take a virtual tour of the 2017-2019 exhibition.