2021 Grants from the OMC Legacy Fund
In January 2021, the Foundation awarded the following seven grants targeting youth programs from the Outboard Marine Corporation (OMC) Legacy Fund:
• Concerned Citizens Coalition to support its Teen Task Force that promotes a lifestyle free of alcohol, tobacco and drugs (ATOD).
• ELCA Outreach Center to support its six-week summer camp for inner city Kenosha grade school youth.
• Faith, Hope and Love to help expand its Duffels for Kids program that serves Kenosha County children in crisis.
• Focus on Community to support its Stop Child Abuse and Neglect (SCAN) program.
• Kenosha County Food Bank for equipment and supplies required to facilitate its curbside delivery efforts in the cold weather months.
• Kenosha YMCA to support its Brass and Lincoln Middle School Achievers program.
• Succeed Beyond High School for is Succeed Beyond High School program that assists student participants to further education and career goals.
Focus of Grants from the OMC Legacy Fund
With proceeds from OMC Legacy Fund, the Kenosha Community Foundation supports programs and activities that improve the general welfare and enhance the quality of life for youth in the Kenosha community.
About the Fund
The OMC Foundation was a not-for-profit organization that was founded in 1945 (originally as the Ole Evinrude Foundation).
As a result of the 2001 liquidation of Outboard Marine Corporation, the board of the OMC Foundation elected to dissolve the foundation and distribute the remaining assets to benefit communities affected by the liquidation as a positive, long-term legacy.
The Kenosha Community Foundation, which received some of the funds (along with other not-for-profits such the Greater Milwaukee Foundation and the Racine Community Foundation) created the OMC Legacy Fund.