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Community Foundation seeks community input on its future grant making focus through an on-line survey

The Kenosha Community Foundation is asking area residents to participate in an online survey to help them focus their 2018 grant making.

The Community Foundation, in collaboration with the Kenosha County UW-Extension, has established a short on-line survey to collect the community’s views on the priorities, opportunities and challenges in Kenosha and Kenosha County.

The on-line survey is accessible by visiting http://bit.ly/WhatKenoshaNeeds; links to the survey can be also found at www.KenoshaFoundation.org and the Community Foundation’s Facebook page.

The survey will be available through November 15.

About the Community Foundation’s Unrestricted Fund Grant Making and the On-Line Survey
According to Robert Schneider, Foundation Executive Director, “each year, the Community Foundation awards grants to local non-profit organizations from the proceeds of the pool of Unrestricted Endowment funds. Since 2008, we have focused awards from these Unrestricted Funds to non-profit projects and organizations that provided basic human needs, especially initiatives that responded to needs resulting from the economic downturn of the last decade.”

“With the national and local economies now stabilized, the Community Foundation is looking to adjust the focus of our grant making from the Unrestricted Funds to one that better aligns with community’s current priorities, challenges and needs. To help us in this effort, the Foundation is seeking input from the community.”

Using the results of the survey, and through consultation with other local funding and charitable organizations, the Community Foundation will finalize the focus for its 2018 Unrestricted Funds grant making.

In 2017, the Foundation awarded 14 grants totaling over $55,000 from the Unrestricted Funds pool.

Applications for 2018 grants from the Unrestricted Funds will be available about January 1, 2018.

The Community Foundation also plans to discuss its new grant making focus at its annual meeting planned for January (location, date, and time of the annual meeting to be announced).