ABOUT US

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

ANNOUNCING THE 2020 HOWARD J. BROWN SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

The Foundation is pleased to announce that the following Kenosha County high school seniors are the 2020 recipients of a Howard J. Brown Scholarship:

    • Alexander Zanotti from Indian Trail High School
    • Charlotte Martin from Tremper High School

For details on the 2020 Brown Scholarship recipients, click here.

FOUNDATION OFFICE REOPENS – BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

On Tuesday, May 26, the Community Foundation will reopen – by appointment only. We request that all visitors:

  • Wear a face mask or face covering.
  • Maintain social distancing (six feet).
  • Use the hand sanitizer the Foundation has available.

  • To make an appointment, contact us at 262-654-2412 or at email@kenoshafoundation.org.

    Also, continue to visit our online social media platforms on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn as well as here on our website for updates on upcoming scholarship and grant announcements and offerings.

    Thank you for your patience and for continuing to do your part. If you have any questions, please contact us at email@kenoshafoundation.org.

    #StaySafe #StayInvolved


    NOW ACCEPTING – APPLICATIONS FOR THE FOUNDATION’S 2020 CROPLEY SCHOLARSHIPS

    The Kenosha Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the Foundation’s Cropley Scholarship.

    The Foundation invites Kenosha County residents who are currently attending a university, college or technical college in the state of Wisconsin to apply for the Cropley Scholarships. All academic majors are welcome to apply.

    In addition to proof of Grade Point Average (GPA), such as a college transcript, all applicants must complete an application form that requests responses to the following three questions:

    • How you are currently paying for your education?
    • What you are studying at college/university and why?
    • What do you want to do once you complete your academic studies?

    Click here for applications forms for the Foundation’s Cropley Scholarship.

    All applications for the Foundation’s Cropley Scholarships must be submitted by email to: scholarships@kenoshafoundation.org. Deadline for applications is Wednesday, July 15, 2020.


    2020 REACHING FOR RAINBOWS TO BE A VIRTUAL PRESENTATION

    The Foundation’s Mary and Arthur F. Mahone Fund has moved the 2020 Reaching for Rainbows Pursuit of Excellence Gala to an on-line event – the date and time for event is to-be-determined.

    For updates and more information, visit www.mahonefund.org. If you should have any additional questions, contact scholarships@KenoshaFoundation.org.


    ON DISPLAY IN DOWNTOWN KENOSHA

    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.