The Kenosha Community Foundation considers grant applications that address community problems and opportunities in the areas of arts and culture, education, social services, and the preservation of resources including historical and cultural resources.
Each year, the Kenosha Community Foundation announces the availability of grant opportunities from its unrestricted funds and the four field of interest funds it manages.
Overall Grant Making Schedule
Each year the Foundation establishes a the grant award schedule that aligns with the following calendar:
- Call for Proposals from Non-Profits: August
- Proposal due date: September
- Grant Review and Approval period: October through December
- Grants to be Awarded: January
For grants from the Foundation’s CBK Small Grants Program:
- Call for Proposals from Non-Profits: November
- Proposal due date: January
- Grant Review and Approval period: February and March
- Grants to be Awarded: March/April
For grants from the Foundation’s Unrestricted Funds:
- Call for Proposals from Non-Profits: January
- Proposal due date: March
- Grant Review and Approval period: April and May
- Grants to be Awarded: June
Notes to Grant Applicants
- Consideration is given primarily to those organizations that are tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
- The Kenosha Community Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, sex, or national origin.
- Applicants are encouraged to discuss their project with Foundation staff, or submit a brief letter of intent describing the project for which funding is sought, prior to submitting a completed application, to find out if the idea is potentially fundable by the Foundation.
For advice on preparing a grant proposal, read “A Rant on Grants!”