The Kenosha Community Foundation awarded grants totaling $56,000 to 14 Kenosha County not-for-profit organizations and projects. According to Executive Director Robert Schneider, these grants are derived from the income earned by the Foundation’s Unrestricted endowment funds.
“Nearly all of these grants directly support the operations of 14 local not-for-profit organizations that serve our Community, this includes emergency capital projects and equipment purchases,” Schneider said.
“Many of these grants will help fulfill some unglamorous needs – like repairing a roof, replacing equipment or rehabbing a blighted building – we understand that they are vital to the organizations and also the ones that most often that fail to attract donors.”
With these grant awards, the Foundation completes the its competitive grant making for 2017. This year, the Foundation awarded competitive grants to not-for-profit organizations totaling $107,000 – a 19 percent increase from 2016. Earlier in January, the Foundation awarded $51,000 in grants from its Field of Interest funds.
Details on the Foundation’s grants making is posted online on its website (kenoshafoundation.org) and on the Kenosha Community Foundation Facebook page.
A full list of 2017 Unrestricted Funds grants awarded by the Community Foundation follows.
Click on the link for a PDF of the June 2017 Unrestricted Funds Grants Brochure.