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 proudly #GiveLocalKenosha.

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

News from the Foundation

Still Accepting Applications for 2019 Cropley Scholarships

Kenosha County residents currently attending a Wisconsin college or university have until June 28 to apply for the Cropley Scholarships. Click here for an application.

All applications must be submitted by email to: scholarships@kenoshafoundation.org.
REMEMBER: Deadline for applications is June 28.

Announcing 2019 Unrestricted Fund Grants

In June 2019, the Foundation awarded grants totaling $56,130 to 11 Kenosha County not-for-profit organizations and projects from the income earned by our Unrestricted funds.

With these grant awards, the Foundation completes competitive grant making for 2019. This year, the foundation awarded competitive grants to not-for-profit organizations totaling $107,631. In January, the Foundation awarded $51,501 in grants from the Foundation’s Field of Interest funds.

Receiving the 2019 Unrestricted funds grants:

  • Boys and Girls Club of Kenosha
  • St. Matthew’s ElderGarten
  • Hope Council on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse
  • Kenosha Achievement Center
  • Kenosha Literacy Council
  • Kenosha County Food Bank
  • LGBT Center of SE Wisconsin
  • Open Wings Learning
  • The Shalom Center of the Interfaith Network
  • The Sharing Center
  • Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corp. (WWBIC)

  • Visit out Unrestricted funds page for details on these grants.


    Presented by the Foundation's Kenosha Arts Fund. Click the logo above to take a virtual tour of the 2017-2019 exhibition.