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

Click here to read more about the current Sculpture Walk – HarborPark exhibition.

Announcing the Inaugural Rizzo Family Memorial Scholarship

S BandoWe congratulate Sydney Bando, 2021 Lakeview Technology Academy graduate, as the inaugural recipient of the Rizzo Family Memorial Scholarship. Sydney plans to study neurobiology (pre-med) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the fall of 2021.

Click here to read more about Sydney and the Rizzo Family Memorial Scholarship.

Eight 2021 graduates awarded scholarships from Alumni of Bradford and Tremper High Schools

We congratulate the eight 2021 graduates from Bradford and Tremper High Schools who have been awarded scholarships by alumni of their high schools.

The five 2021 graduates from Mary D. Bradford High School who will receive a $2,000 Bradford High School Class of 1961 Scholarship are: Kevin Ceja, Maria Galvan, Rylee Kekahpah, Abigail Plebanek, and Jeffery Van Duyn. Click here to learn more.

The three 2021 graduates from Tremper High School who will receive a $3,500 Tremper High School Class of 1971 Scholarship are: Nicholas Ruffolo, Brianna Warren, and Samuel Wickersheim. Click here to learn more.

Announcing the Inaugural Clay Davison Legacy Scholarship Award

We congratulate Samantha Pierce, 2021 Tremper High School graduate, as the inaugural recipient of the Clay Davison Legacy Scholarship.

The Clay Davison Legacy is a scholarship fund established in 2019 with the Kenosha Community Foundation by the friends and family of Felicia Labatore, for the benefit of Kenosha-area students pursuing a post-secondary education degree in a mental health-related field of study.

Click here to read more about Samantha and the Clay Davison Legacy scholarship.

Announcing 2021 Gundlach Scholarship Awards

2021 Gundlach Scholarship AwardsThe Kenosha Community Foundation congratulates the following six Kenosha County high school seniors – the 2021 recipients of the Herman and Virginia Gundlach Scholarships:
● Laneah Curtis
● Miles Foster
● Ryan Jackson
● Jamie Peña
● Claudia Santos
● Olivia Webers

Click here For further details on this year’s scholarship awards.

Announcing 2021 Unrestricted Funds Grants

2021 Unrestricted Funds Grant AwardsThe Kenosha Community Foundation awarded grants totaling $55,960 to 13 Kenosha County not-for-profit organizations and projects from the income earned by the Foundation’s pool of Unrestricted Endowment Funds.

This year’s grants align with the needs assessment the Foundation conducted in partnership with the United Way of Kenosha County in November 2020. Many of this year’s grants went to programs that address a need that became apparent during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Click here for details on this year’s awrads.

In 2021, the Foundation awarded $111,201 in competitive grants to not-for-profit organizations. Earlier in 2021, 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) and $4,000 in grants from the CBK Small Grant Program.

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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.