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Grants to Wisconsin Nonprofits and Agencies to Address
Basic Needs and Needs Related to COVID-19

Agency Type:

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Kenosha Community Foundation

Deadline Date:

03/25/21 4:00 PM Receipt


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Grants to Wisconsin nonprofit organizations and agencies for projects to improve the quality of life for local residents in eligible locations. Funding is intended for initiatives to meet organizational needs related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as well as the basic needs of beneficiaries. Eligible proposals serve the greater Kenosha area.

For 2021 grants from Unrestricted Funds, the Foundation wishes to:

  • Encourage proposals from organizations for programs that meet the basic needs of beneficiaries (areas identified in the Foundation’s 2020 Community Needs Assessment Survey – see Program examples include mental health support services, education-related needs including on-line access, housing /shelter assistance, and food/meal/voucher programs.
  • Also consider proposals from organizations to help them address needs that have emerged as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, such as the need for IT infrastructure, personal protection equipment, and other measures to improve the safety of the organization’s staff, volunteers, and beneficiaries.

The Foundation will also give priority consideration to:

  • Collaborative efforts, with two or more organizations jointly planning and delivering projects that offer creative solutions or ideas, and
  • Projects that use Foundation funds to leverage other funding sources.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 150185

Estimated Size of Grant:

While there is no dollar limit on grant requests, in 2020, the Foundation awarded grants averaging $4,664/award.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Foundation plans is accepting applications for proposals from not-for-profit organizations.

In awarding grants from Unrestricted Funds, the Kenosha Community Foundation will consider supporting:
- New not-for-profit organizations that show promise for success, demonstrate sound management practices, clear goals relevant to community needs and effective ways to achieve those goals.
- Established agencies that are either seeking to expand their services and develop new programs or that are experiencing temporary financial difficulty.

Conversely, the Foundation will generally not consider supporting:
- Repeat grants to the same project on an open-ended basis.
-The regular, operational expenses of a program except in the initial year(s) of a new initiative.
- Contributions to endowment funds or grants for annual campaigns, debt retirement, or lobbying.
- Sectarian (religious) programs.
- Direct grants to individuals.
- Grants to Organizations that serve beneficiaries outside of the greater Kenosha area.

Pre-Application Information:

Send application packages to the Foundation by Thursday, March 25, 2021.

Contact Information:

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

Email applications to:

Or mail to:
Kenosha Community Foundation
600 52nd Street, Suite 110,
Kenosha, WI 53140

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Wisconsin: the greater Kenosha area

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