Announcing the 2021 Grants from Unrestricted Funds
In May 2021, the Foundation awarded grants totaling $55,960 to 13 Kenosha County not-for-profit organizations and projects from the income earned by our Unrestricted Funds. Receiving the 2021 Unrestricted Funds grants:
Alano Club to assist with building repairs.
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Kenosha to support the “Fast Track Kenosha” youth mentoring program.
Boys and Girls Club of Kenosha to support the AM Adventure program that offers extended hours for youth programming during the summer and on non-school days.
inVest of Pleasant Prairie to support “Chair to Care”; in collaboration with Pleasant Prairie RecPlex: Purchase of a ROMANO chair to address sensory needs of clients with physical/intellectual disabilities.
Kenosha Achievement Center (KAC) to support special needs education and therapeutic coaching of families.
Kemper Center. Inc. to support the Anderson Art Center’s summer art camp for children from low-income families.
Kenosha Human Development Services to support Juvenile Crisis Services – 1 24-hour crisis response for youth and families in Kenosha County.
Kenosha Literacy Council to support the “Community Connections” integrated English Civics education project to increase participant literacy skills by providing experiential learning that helps literacy students learn about their community.
Kenosha Public Museums Foundation to support virtual education enhancements through the purchase of new video, computer and WiFi equipment.
Kenosha Visiting Nurse Association to support telehealth-virtual visits by nurses and therapists with patients.
Kenosha YMCA to support the Frank Neighborhood Project’s Brass Community School and Lincoln Middle School Achievers Program that provides social-emotional learning and educational assistance and transportation.
Open Wings Learning to support online learning programs for students with significant social/emotional needs.
The Shalom Center of the Interfaith Network to support the Just One Step Deposit Program – a pilot “Shalom to Home Assistance” project to rapidly rehouse homeless persons.
According to Executive Director, Jane Harrington-Heide, “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.”
Additionally, for grants from the Unrestricted Funds, the Kenosha Community Foundation gives priority to:
• Collaborative efforts involving two or more organizations that jointly planning and delivering projects that offer creative solutions or ideas.
• Programs and projects that use Foundation funds to leverage other funding sources.