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.
2020 Grants Awarded from the OMC Legacy Fund
In January 2020, the Foundation made the following grants from the OMC Legacy Fund:
• Big Brothers/Big Sisters to support its youth mentoring program with Carthage College.
• Boys and Girls Club of Kenosha to support Indoor Soccer Scholarships for local at-risk youth.
• ELCA Outreach Center to support its summer camp for inner city Kenosha grade school youth.
• Faith, Hope and Love for a program that assists children during visits to an incarcerated parent.
• Girl Scouts of Southeastern Wisconsin to help provide financial assistance to girls to attend its outdoor summer camp.
• Kenosha Achievement Center for Voyage Transportation Assistance for young adults with disabilities.
• Sharing Center for its Preventative Rent / Utility Assistance program for families at-risk for homelessness.
• Three Harbors Council Boys Scouts for its program that provides local youth immersive career experiences and mentoring with local businesses.
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.