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.

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

News from the Foundation

Now Accepting Applications for the 2022 CBK Small Grants Program

CBK Small Grant Program logo

Now through January 18, 2022, we are accepting applications for 2022 awards from the CBK Small Grant program for projects and initiatives in one or more of the following areas: the arts, culture, nature, and the environment.

All applications must be submitted through an on-line Google form – go to https://bit.ly/CBK2022.

A link to the on-line form can be found on the Foundation’s website – kenoshafoundation.org.

Not-for-profit organizations, government agency, and/or educational institution can apply for the 2021 CBK Small Grant program. The award can be used as a contribution to an existing project/initiative or to help start a new initiative.

We plan to award at least three grants of $500 or $1,000 – more grants may be awarded if additional donations from the community are received.

Again this year, the Foundation invites donors from the community to contribute. Interested donors should contact the Foundation at email@kenoshafoundation.org. One-hundred percent of all community donations received will be distributed as a 2022 CBK grant.

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

Seeking Sculpture Walk Sponsors

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, which includes individual Sculpture signage and recognition; brochure acknowledgment; invitations to Arts Fund events; advertising and social media opportunities. (There is an extra $1,000 requested for renewing sponsors who want to retain their current location in the exhibition).

$1,000 for inclusion in the Friends of the Arts Fund sculpture signage and includes invitations to Arts Fund events and mention in advertisements and social media. There is also a “Walk Naming” Opportunity as a major sponsor of the biennial event, the price of which is negotiable based on commitment.

Sponsorships not only provide a contribution for the sculpture artists for the two-year exhibit, but it also supports the Kenosha Arts Fund endowment which awards annual grants to local, non-profit arts organizations and cultural initiatives.

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

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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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.