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The Kenosha Community Foundation considers grant applications that address community problems and opportunities in the areas of arts and culture, education, social services, and the preservation of resources including historical and cultural resources.

Each year, the Kenosha Community Foundation announces the availability of grant opportunities from its unrestricted funds and the four field of interest funds it manages.

2017 Grant Making Schedule

For 2017, the grant award schedule is as follows:

For grants from the Field of Interest Funds: LaFave Family Fund, OMC Legacy Fund, Women’s Fund, Arts Fund:

    Call for Proposals from Non-Profits: August 1, 2016
    Proposal due date: September 30, 2016
    Grant Review and Approval period: October through December 2016
    Grants to be Awarded: January 2017

For grants from the Foundation’s Unrestricted funds:

    Call for Proposals from Non-Profits: Mid-December 2016
    Proposal due date: End of February 2017
    Grant Review and Approval period: March through May 2017
    Grants to be Awarded: June 2017

Notes to Grant Applicants

  • Consideration is given primarily to those organizations that are tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • The Kenosha Community Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, sex, or national origin.
  • Applicants are encouraged to discuss their project with Foundation staff, or submit a brief letter of intent describing the project for which funding is sought, prior to submitting a completed application, to find out if the idea is potentially fundable by the Foundation.

Grants Awarded Spring 2016

2016 Grants Brochure p2_Page_2
Click on the link for a PDF of the 2016 Grants Brochure.