Grants to Wisconsin nonprofit organizations for programs and projects that benefit local residents in eligible locations. Funding is intended for activities in a range of focus areas, including but not limited to, education, humanities, arts, youth, and women and children. Grants are intended to support established agencies that seek to develop new programs and expand their services or that are experiencing temporary financial difficulty. Eligible proposals benefit Kenosha County.
The Foundation awards grants from several Field of Interest Funds:
OMC Legacy Fund: Supports programs and activities that improve the general welfare and enhance the quality of life for youth in the greater Kenosha community.
LaFave Family Fund: Supports programs and organizations that promote understanding, communication and a sense of tolerance between individuals and groups through education, arts and humanities
Women’s Fund: Supports programs that create opportunities for women and children through responsive philanthropy and community involvement.
Arts Fund: Supports non-profit organizations that offer arts programming with the purpose of enhancing the culture, economy, and quality of life in Kenosha County.
The Foundation awards grants to non-profit organizations.
The Foundation generally will not:
- Repeat grants for the same project on an open-ended basis. This is particularly true for grants awarded after 2020.
- In most years, support regular operational expenses of a program.
- Contribute to endowment funds.
- Support sectarian (religious/faith-based) programs.
- Make direct grants to individuals.
- Make grants for annual campaigns, debt retirement, or lobbying.
- Make grants outside of Kenosha County.
- Discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, sex, or national origin. The Foundation requires funded organizations to uphold similar standards.
Applications must be received at the Foundation office by 4 P.M. on Thursday, September 28, 2023.
Grants from the four funds will be awarded in January 2024.
Collaborative efforts are encouraged. Two or more organizations can jointly plan and deliver programs offering creative approaches to the given focus of the fund.