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.
2017 Grants Awarded from the OMC Legacy Fund
In January 2017, the Foundation made the following grants from the OMC Legacy Fund:
• ELCA Outreach Center to support its summer camp for inner city Kenosha grade school youth.
• Faith, Hope and Love to support Duffels for Kids, a collaboration with the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office.
• Kenosha YMCA to support its Dedicated Dads program that supports single fathers, a collaboration with Kenosha / Racine Community Action.
• Sharing Center to support three nutrition support programs serving Westosha 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.