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Unrestricted funds

Each year the Foundation awards grants from the income earned by a pool of named endowment funds that were established without restriction – these include:

  • Advantage Bank Officers and Directors Fund
  • Mary Frost Ashley Endowment
  • Enroth Family Endowment
  • Jessie R. Hopf Endowment
  • Ralph and Frances A. Jaeschke Fund
  • A. Allan and Isabel M. Jankus Fund
  • Kenosha News Fund
  • Orvis Family Endowment
  • Kathleen Steumke Legacy Fund
  • Charles Vignieri Fund

Focus of Grant Making from Unrestricted funds
For grants awarded from Unrestricted funds, the Foundation considers applications for programs that not only improve the general welfare and enhance the quality of life for people of all ages in the greater Kenosha community, but also address the area’s evolving needs and social changes.

2016 Grant Making from the Foundation’s Unrestricted funds
For the 2016 grant cycle, the Foundation gave highest priority to programs that address basic human needs (such as food, shelter and health), and the service gaps in these areas that are adversely impacting the Kenosha community.

From the Community Foundation’s pool of unrestricted endowment funds, nine grants went to:

• Birds of a Feather for three, new Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) program groups.
• Boys and Girls Club of Kenosha for their Gang Prevention and Diversion programming.
• Habitat for Humanity of Kenosha to cover roofing costs for homes to be built for three families.
• Kenosha Literacy Council for its Creating Literacy Leaders program.
• Kenosha Achievement Center to purchase for furniture for its Adult Day Program.
• Salvation Army-Kenosha for its Emergency Food Pantry Program.
• Shalom Center of the Interfaith Network for its shelter supervision and case management activities.
• Sharing Center in western Kenosha County to support their emergency food pantry operations.
• United Way of Kenosha County for its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

Unrestricted funds