Helping people to enhance the present and insure the future of the Kenosha Community.
To accomplish this, we carry out our mission by building permanent endowments as charitable capital and maintain high professional standards in the investment and management of these funds. We also promote effective and efficient grant making to serve current and future needs of Kenosha County.
The Foundation, formed in 1926 as the Kenosha Foundation, was established by a group of community-minded citizens (including Charles C. Brown, H. E. Barden, W. H. Alford and A. H. Lance) to provide charitable-minded individuals and organizations the opportunity to create permanent endowment funds that were tax efficient and whose proceeds benefit the community. The income earned from the endowment funds would be used for grants to not-for-profit providers who were in a position to address a wide variety of social, cultural, educational, and other charitable needs throughout in the city.
In the 1950’s, to reflect that our reach extended to all parts of Kenosha County, we became to Greater Kenosha Area Foundation.
Then, in the 1990’s, to clarify our role as one of the family of over 300 community foundations in the US, we became the Kenosha Community Foundation.
What We Do for Donors
The Kenosha Community Foundation acts as a vehicle to serve donors with specific and unique charitable interests at all levels of giving.
We strive to link donors with the charitable agencies that can most efficiently carry out the objectives and desires of the donors.
We offer donors the maximum flexibility in terms of assets that can be used to create a fund and numerous options for the use of donors’ gifts.
How We Operate
Goals of the Foundation