Focus of Grants from the OMC Legacy Fund
With proceeds from OMC Legacy Fund, the Kenosha Community Foundation supports programs and activities that improve the general welfare and enhance the quality of life for youth in the Kenosha community.
2019 Grants Awarded from the OMC Legacy Fund
In January 2019, the Foundation made the following grants from the OMC Legacy Fund:
• Center for Collaborative Research to support its Press-On Wheels After School print- and papermaking workshops at the Boys and Girls Club of Kenosha.
• ELCA Outreach Center to support its summer camp for inner city Kenosha grade school youth.
• Faith, Hope and Love for its Duffels for Kids program which works in conjunction with law enforcement, foster care, homeless, and domestic abuse shelters, schools and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
• Girl Scouts of Southeastern Wisconsin to help provide financial assistance to girls to attend its outdoor summer camp.
• Kenosha YMCA to support its Dedicated Dads program that supports single fathers – a collaboration with the Kenosha / Racine Community Action.
• Kenosha Achievement Center for Voyage Transportation Assistance for young adults with disabilities.
• Shalom Center for its Kids Succeed program.
• Sharing Center for its In School Child Nutrition program serving Westosha’s low-income students.
About the Fund
The OMC Foundation was a not-for-profit organization that was founded in 1945 (originally as the Ole Evinrude Foundation).
As a result of the 2001 liquidation of Outboard Marine Corporation, the board of the OMC Foundation elected to dissolve the foundation and distribute the remaining assets to benefit communities affected by the liquidation as a positive, long-term legacy.
The Kenosha Community Foundation, which received some of the funds (along with other not-for-profits such the Greater Milwaukee Foundation and the Racine Community Foundation) created the OMC Legacy Fund.