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2018 Unrestricted Funds Grant

Grants to Kenosha County, Wisconsin Nonprofits for Programs
Related to Substance Abuse, Mental Health, and Transportation

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Kenosha Community Foundation

Conf. Date:


Deadline Date:

03/08/18 4:00 PM Receipt


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Grants of up to $7,500 to Wisconsin nonprofit organizations in Kenosha County for programs that improve the quality of life for local residents. Priority is given to projects that address three priority areas identified in a Community Needs Assessment: transportation, mental health, and substance abuse.*

Additionally, for grants from the Unrestricted Funds, the Kenosha Community Foundation will:
-Give priority to collaborative efforts, with two or more organizations jointly planning and delivering projects that offer creative solutions or ideas.
-Give priority to projects that use Foundation funds to leverage other funding sources.
-Provide funds to match other resources already gathered and offer challenge grants in order to stimulate support of a program by other funding sources.

*These service areas were identified in the Foundation’s Community Needs Assessment Survey – view the results of the survey at

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 150185

Estimated Size of Grant:

A maximum of $7,500.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofit organizations serving the greater Kenosha area are eligible to apply.

The Foundation usually will not:

-Repeat grants to the same project on an open-ended basis.
-Assume support of the regular operational expenses of a program except during the initial years of promising new ventures.
-Contribute to endowment funds.
-Support sectarian (religious) programs.
-Make direct grants to individuals.
-Make grants for annual campaigns, debt retirement, or lobbying.
-Make grants outside the greater Kenosha area.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Learn about the Foundation’s 2018 Focus for Unrestricted Funds Grant Making at Jan. 24 Public Event

To answer questions about the Foundation’s new focus and criteria for its Unrestricted Funds grantmaking, all are invited to attend the following community discussion:

4:00 PM, Wednesday,
January 24, 2018
Kenosha Public Library- Southwest
7979 38th Avenue, Kenosha, WI

This 20-30 minute discussion will include a brief presentation of the results of the Foundation/UW-Extension’s Community Needs Assessment survey that collected the community’s views on the priorities, opportunities and challenges in Kenosha and Kenosha County, followed by an extended question and answer session.

The meeting is free and open to all, but please RSVP (see Contact Information below).

Pre-Application Information:

Grant applications must be received by the Foundation no later than 4:00 PM Thursday, March 8, 2018. Grant awards will be announced and awarded in June 2018.

Grant Info:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

RSVP for the Community Discussion at

Send the application package to the Foundation by mail or to the above email:

Kenosha Community Foundation
600 52nd Street, Suite 110,
Kenosha, WI 53140

Robert Schneider, Executive Director

Karen Kaiser, Office Administrator

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Wisconsin: Kenosha County