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Grant Making

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.

Overall Grant Making Schedule

Each year the Foundation establishes a the grant award schedule that aligns with the following calendar:

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
    Proposal due date: September
    Grant Review and Approval period: October through December
    Grants to be Awarded: January

For grants from the Foundation’s Unrestricted funds:

    Call for Proposals from Non-Profits: Late-December
    Proposal due date: End February / Mid-March
    Grant Review and Approval period: April and May
    Grants to be Awarded: June

Follow us on Facebook, monitor our homepage, attend a Foundation annual meeting, or contact us to find out the exact dates for the year’s schedule.

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.