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


The Foundation’s Mary and Arthur F. Mahone Fund has postponed the 2020 Reaching for Rainbows Pursuit of Excellence Gala until a later, to-be-determined date. The event was originally scheduled for April 23, 2020 at Carthage College.

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


Recognizing that the health and safety of our community as a priority and following the guidelines and recommendations of the Kenosha County Health Department and the State of Wisconsin, the office of the Kenosha Community Foundation is closed effective March 20, 2020.

Note that while the office is closed, the Foundation will remain active. Foundation staff will work remotely during this time.

The best way to contact us is via email at email@kenoshafoundation.org. Continue to visit our online social media platforms on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn as well as here on our website for updates.

Our community is facing a huge challenge right now, and it will undoubtedly affect our not-for-profit grantee partners. Community-wide closures, while necessary, will directly impact the financial stability of the numerous social service, education, development, environmental, arts and cultural organizations in our community.

Please consider donating to not-for-profit organizations in our community today – check out their websites and social media.

Area food banks and pantries are in need – in addition to financial donations (to help purchase food and supplies, cover the payroll of staff who are working extra hours), pantries in need of plastic bags, paper bags, and boxes to package “to-go groceries.”

Kenosha County UW-Extension is maintaining a resource needs list that is updated daily that lists https://kenosha.extension.wisc.edu/nutrition-education/. The list contains contact information to connect the public directly to local pantry/meal programs.

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


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.