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Applications for Community Foundation’s 2018 Unrestricted Funds grants now available

The Kenosha Community Foundation is now accepting grant applications from local non-profit organizations for 2018 grants; the grants will be funded from Unrestricted Funds that the Foundation manages.

Click on this link to download the 2018 Unrestricted Funds Grant Application (MS Word version).

Click on this link to download the 2018 Unrestricted Funds Grant Application (fillable PDF form).

For 2018, we adopted a new focus for grant making from our Unrestricted Funds. While we want to continue supporting projects of not-for-profit organizations that are in line with the Foundation’s mission (to enhance the present and ensure the future of the Kenosha Community), this year, we also strongly encourage non-profit organizations with projects that provide services in the areas of substance abuse, mental health or transportation apply for these grants – three priority areas identified in a Community Needs Assessment survey that we conducted in collaboration with the Kenosha County UW-Extension in November 2017.

Additionally, for grants from the Unrestricted Funds, the Kenosha Community Foundation will:

• Give priority to collaborative efforts, with two or more organizations jointly planning and delivering projects that offer creative solutions or ideas.
• Give priority to projects that use Foundation funds to leverage other funding sources.
• Award a maximum of $7,500 per grant request.

Grant applications are available on the Foundation’s website – www.kenoshafoundation.org, and must be received by the Foundation no later than 4 p.m. Thursday, March 8, 2018.

Grant awards will be announced and awarded in June 2018. For additional questions, contact email@kenoshafoundation.org, or call 262-654-2412.

In 2017, the Foundation awarded grants to 14 non-profit organizations from Unrestricted Funds totaling $56,000.

Learn about the Foundation’s 2018 Focus for Unrestricted Funds Grant Making at Jan. 24 Public Event
To answer questions about the Foundation’s new focus and criteria for its Unrestricted Funds grant making, all are invited to attend the following community discussion:

4 pm, Wednesday,
January 24, 2018
Kenosha Public Library- Southwest
7979 38th Avenue, Kenosha, WI

This 20-30 minute discussion will include a brief presentation of the results of the Foundation/UW-Extension’s Community Needs Assessment survey that collected the community’s views on the priorities, opportunities and challenges in Kenosha and Kenosha County, followed by an extended question and answer session.
The meeting is free and open to all, but please RSVP at email@kenoshafoundation.org.