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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.

2018 Grant Making Schedule

For 2018, 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, 2017
    Proposal due date: September 29, 2017
    Grant Review and Approval period: October through December 2017
    Grants to be Awarded: January 2018

For grants from the Foundation’s Unrestricted funds:

    Call for Proposals from Non-Profits: Mid-December 2017
    Proposal due date: TBD
    Grant Review and Approval period: TBD
    Grants to be Awarded: June 2018

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 in 2017


Click on the link for a PDF of the January 2017 Grants Brochure.

Click on the link for a PDF of the June 2017 Unrestricted Funds Grants Brochure.