Announcing the Temporary Relocation of Foundation Offices
Over the next few months, the Kenosha Community Foundation will be renovating our office, so temporarily we will be relocated to suite 240 in the same office building at 600 52nd Street.
Please continue to send correspondence to our office at Suite 110 as that will still be our mailing address, but should you need to stop in we are located in Suite 240.
Sorry for any inconvenience!
Announcing 2021 Recipients of the Foundation’s Cropley, Howard J. Brown, and Madrigrano-Friebus Scholarships
The Board of Directors of the Foundation announces that six Kenosha County students, who are all currently attending a college in the state of Wisconsin, will be awarded scholarships from three of the Foundation’s scholarship funds.
The following four Kenosha County residents are recipients of the 2021 Foundation’s Cropley Scholarships – each will receive a $3,000 award:
Isabella Ricker, a junior at UW-Madison majoring in Legal Studies, Political Science and Gender and Women’s Studies, has been selected to receive the 2021 Howard J. Brown Scholarship – a $2,500 award.
Olivia Patrizzi, a senior at UW-Parkside pursuing a double major in Marketing and Business Management (with a concentration in Human Resources) and a minor in Communicationshas been selected to receive the 2021 Madrigrano-Friebus Scholarship – a $1,250 award.
Now Accepting Proposals for 2022 Grants from four of our Field of Interest Funds
The Foundation is now accepting proposals for 2022 grants from the following Field of Interest Funds:
Proposals are due September 23, 2021.
We express our condolences to the family of Elynor “Ellie” Chemerow, a former board member and supporter of the Kenosha Community Foundation.
The Foundation’s current Executive Director, Jane Harrington-Heide, has fond memories of her connection to Ellie:
“I recall Ellie coaxing me, in her soft-spoken manner, to join her as co-chair of the Foundation Grants Committee. During the years that we served together on the Foundation board, I admired her wisdom and counsel on a myriad of issues. Ellie supported the Foundation not only as a volunteer board member but as a donor to the many causes for which she was passionate. We are blessed to have known Ellie and to have benefitted by her philanthropy- both voluntary and financial.”
Did You Know…
In 2021, the Foundation awarded $111,201 in competitive grants to not-for-profit organizations. The Foundation awarded $51,241 in grants from its four Field of Interest funds (the LaFave Family Fund, the OMC Legacy Fund, Women’s Fund, and the Kenosha Arts Fund), $4,000 in grants from the CBK Small Grant Program and $55,960 from our family of Unrestricted Funds.
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