Founded in 1926 as a tax-exempt public charity, we are a collection of endowed and donor-advised charitable funds established by individuals, families, organizations, and businesses.

To establish these charitable funds, we accept gifts of any size to advance civic, cultural, educational, health, and welfare organizations and initiatives in Kenosha County.

From these charitable funds, we allocate grants to local not-for-profit organizations, award scholarships to deserving area students, and sponsor Kenosha area cultural and social initiatives and events.

We are a member of the Council on Foundations and operate in compliance with the Council’s National Standards for Community Foundations.

We proudly #GiveLocalKenosha.

Our Mission:
Helping people to enhance the present and ensure the future of the Kenosha Community.

News from the Foundation

Now Available: Our Spring 2022 Scholarship Opportunities

We are pleased to announce that we are accepting applications from Kenosha residents currently attending colleges or universities for the following scholarships (click on the links below for application forms and instructions how to apply):

Applications for these scholarships can be submitted by email to: scholarships@kenoshafoundation.org or by mailing the required application information to the Kenosha Community Foundation; 600-52nd Street, Ste. 110; Kenosha, WI 53140.

The deadline for receipt of applications for all three scholarships is Thursday, June 23, 2022.

Announcing the 2022 CBK Small Grant Awards

CBK grant program logo

The Community Foundation has awarded $4,500 in 2022 Creativity by Kids (CBK) Small Grants to six local organizations.

Click here to learn about this year’s grant recipients.

The 2022 grant awards were derived from a Giving Circle made up of two sources: $4,000 from income earned by the Clark-Barber Family Fund and the Kubasiewicz Family Trust and $500 in donations received from community members.

Foundation to Begin the Search for a New Executive Director

As reported in the Kenosha News, the Community Foundation will soon begin the process of hiring a new Executive Director.

The Foundation expects to post the information about the application process (including a full position description) later in the spring 2022 – the eventual posting will note the time frame in which resume/CV submissions will occur.

For questions regarding this position or application/hiring process, send inquiries to the following email address: careers@kenoshafoundaton.org.

Now Seeking Sponsors for the 2022-2024 Sculpture Walk-HarborPark Exhibition

The Kenosha Arts Fund committee is currently seeking patron sponsors for the next Sculpture Walk-Harbor Park Exhibition. Works in the 2022-2024 exhibition are to be installed in late Summer 2022.

Interested patrons can choose from two sponsorship levels: $4,000 and $1,000.

For more information about sponsoring a sculpture, email artsfund@kenoshafoundation.org or call 262-654-2412.

Hartley Family Youth Sailing Scholarship

The Kenosha Community Sailing Center through the Kenosha Community Foundation offer a scholarship for youth ages 6-15 who are interested in taking a week-long class over the summer.

Applications are due by June 1, 2022

Scholarships cover the cost for one class and an additional $50 to be used for incidentals (sailing equipment, transportation expenses, etc.)

Each year one or more scholarship(s) will be awarded to youth that ages 6-15 experiencing a financial or other barrier(s).

Students must be able to attend and have transportation for a full week of class (class session is chosen by the student/family, but based on availability). Classes run Mon-Fri from 9:30-3:30 in the Kenosha Harbor next to the Kenosha Yacht Club (5130-4th Ave).

Apply on-line – click here to go to the application site.

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Click on the image below for the CALL FOR ART for the 2022-2024 Sculpture Walk – HarborPark exhibition

Announcing 2022 Grants from our Field of Interest Funds

Click on the image above to read the full list of 2022 grants from four of our Field of Interest Funds.
Click on the image above to read the full list of 2022 grants from four of our Field of Interest Funds.