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Community Foundation announces 2020 Field of Interest Fund grant opportunities

Community Foundation announces 2020 Field of Interest Fund grant opportunities

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The Kenosha Community Foundation has announced local not-for-profit organizations can now apply for 2020 grants from four Field of Interest Funds that it manages.

According to Executive Director Robert Schneider, the area’s community foundation is seeking proposals to be funded from the following endowment funds:

n 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. Last year, the Foundation awarded five grants from this fund. The average grant was $1,300.

n 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. Last year, the Foundation awarded 11 grants from this fund. The average grant was $2,910.

n Women’s Fund — Supports programs that create opportunities for women and children through responsive philanthropy and community involvement. Last year, the Foundation awarded 11 grants from this fund. The average grant was $1,127.

n Arts Fund — Supports nonprofit organizations which offer arts programming with the purpose of enhancing the culture, economy, and quality of life in Kenosha County. Particularly interested in creative initiatives which expand and diversify the arts in Kenosha, address needs that sustain developing organizations or efforts, and/or have educational value. Last year, the Foundation awarded five grants from this fund. The average grant was $1,106.

In January 2019, the Foundation awarded 28 grants, totaling $49,000, from these four funds.

Applications must be received by the Foundation no later than 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, 2019.

Committees of volunteers from around Kenosha County will help select award recipients. Grant awards will be announced in January 2020.

Grant criteria and application forms are available on the Foundation’s website www.kenoshafoundation.org.

Applications for 2020 grants from the Foundation’s Unrestricted Funds will be released in December 2020.

For additional questions, contact email@kenoshafoundation.org, or call 262-654-2412.

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