The Sharing Center receives grants from Kenosha Community Foundation

Community Foundation Executive Director Robert Schneider with Sharon Pomaville of the The Sharing Center. The Sharing Center received grants from the Foundation’s Women’s Fund, OMC Legacy Fund and unrestricted funds. /Contributed photo

Community Foundation Executive Director Robert Schneider with Sharon Pomaville of the The Sharing Center. The Sharing Center received grants from the Foundation’s Women’s Fund, OMC Legacy Fund and unrestricted funds. /Contributed photo

The Kenosha Community Foundation has awarded 35 grants to 26 different non-profit organizations serving Kenosha County residents.

In total, the Community Foundation distributed $97,500 in grants – a five percent increase from the grant distribution in June 2013. (Last year, the Foundation awarded 33 grants to 26 different organizations totaling $92,360.).

Awards this year included:

  • The Sharing Center in Trevor to support their emergency food pantry for families in Western Kenosha County.
  • The Sharing Center to provide one-on-one support to victims of sexual and domestic violence.

The 35 grants are derived from six endowment funds that the Community Foundation manages. Each fund focuses it grant making on a specific cause or public interest including basic human services – such as emergency food and shelter services, activities for area youth and seniors, initiatives that benefit women and children and programs aimed at the arts and humanities.

“Our area’s non-profit organizations have developed practical and innovative programs that address both the long-standing and emerging needs of our county’s residents”, said Foundation Executive Director Robert Schneider. “We hope that the Community Foundation’s grant making will be an example to inspire others in the county to #GiveLocalKenosha and support non-profit organizations that carry out programs and projects that they believe in.”

A full list of grants awarded is posted online at the Community Foundation’s is available here.

The Kenosha Community Foundation, organized in 1926 as a tax-exempt public charity, actively manages permanent endowments established by individuals, families and business organizations. The Community Foundation manages over $7 million in endowment funds and each year awards over $250,000 in grants, scholarships and gifts to Kenosha area non-profit organizations and students.

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