2022 Grants from the OMC Legacy Fund
In January 2022, the Foundation awarded the following seven grants targeting youth programs from the Outboard Marine Corporation (OMC) Legacy Fund:
Hospice Alliance to support the “Connections-Planting Seeds of Hope” program which provides grief support to children and families.
Junior Achievement of WI to support the JS Finance Park student financial literacy program.
Kenosha Achievement Center to support Special Education and Therapeutic Coaching for caregivers of infants and toddlers with special needs.
Kenosha YMCA to support Brass Community School Achievers program.
Three Harbors Council-Boy Scouts to support the Carb-Oh-Da-Kota Merit Badge Program.
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.