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 insure the future of the Kenosha Community.

News from the Foundation

Now Accepting – Proposals for 2021 Unrestricted Funds Grants

Now Accepting proposals for grants from Unrestricted Funds

We invite Kenosha area not-for-profit organizations to apply for 2021 grants from our Unrestricted Funds. Click here for an application form and instructions.

Deadline for proposals is March 25, 2021.

To prepare a proposal for a 2021 grant from the Unrestricted Funds, we advise interested applicants to review the results of our 2020 Needs Assessment Survey (#WhatIsNeededNowKenosha 2020).

Now Accepting – Applications for 2021 Scholarship Programs

The Mary Lou and Arthur F. Mahone Fund is offering the following scholarship opportunities to all eligible Kenosha Unified School District High Schools, Christian Life, and St. Joseph Catholic Academy High School seniors pursuing their education at a two-year or four-year institution:

  • The Mahone Fund CEO Youth Scholarships (8 available)
  • The Mahone Fund Herzing University Scholarship (2 available)
  • The Mahone Fund Carthage College Scholarship (1 available)
  • The Mahone Fund Carthage College Access Education Award (15 available)
  • Visit mahonefund.org for details on the 2021 Mahone Fund Scholarships.

    We are also now accepting applications for the following scholarships:

  • Herman and Virginia Gundlach Scholarships for high school seniors currently attending Kenosha County’s eight public high schools with Grade Point Averages (GPAs) of 3.5 or less.
  • Mary D. Bradford High School Class of 1961 Scholarships, specifically for seniors at Bradford High School with GPAs of 3.5 or less,
  • Tremper High School Class of 1971 Scholarships specifically for seniors at Tremper High School,
  • NEW FOR 2021 – Rizzo Family Memorial Scholarship available to a Kenosha County high school senior or a college student studying health care-focused subjects,
  • NEW FOR 2021 – Clay Davison Legacy Scholarship available to a Kenosha County high school senior or a college student pursuing a career that addresses mental health challenges.

  • Announcing – 2021 Grants from our Field of Interest Funds

    The Kenosha Community Foundation has awarded 24 grants totaling $51,241 to non-profit organizations and projects that serve Kenosha County residents from four of its Field of Interest Funds charitable funds – the LaFave Family Fund, the OMC Legacy Fund, Women’s Fund, and the Kenosha Arts Fund.

    Click here for the full list of grants awarded.


    The 2019-2021 Sculpture Walk-HarborPark Exhibition
    Click on the logo above to see photos of the current exhibition.
    Sculpture Walk-HarborPark is presented by the Foundation's Kenosha Arts Fund.