The OMC Legacy Fund

2023 Grants from the OMC Legacy Fund

In January 2023, the Foundation awarded the following six grants targeting youth programs from the Outboard Marine Corporation (OMC) Legacy Fund:

    1. Boys and Girls Club of Kenosha: to support the installation and operation of a park Safety Station.

ELCA Urban Outreach: to support community-based summer camp.

Kenosha County Association of Home and Community Education-Book Worms: to support bi-lingual books and literacy programming for Head Start programs.

Shalom Center of the Interfaith Network: to support its homeless shelter family enrichment programming.

The Sharing Center: to support motel vouchers for homeless individual and families.

Three Harbors Council Boys Scouts: to support transportation and programming for scout camps.

Focus of Grants from the OMC Legacy Fund
With proceeds from OMC Legacy Fund, the Kenosha Community Foundation supports programs and activities that improve the general welfare and enhance the quality of life for youth in the Kenosha community.

About the Fund
The OMC Foundation was a not-for-profit organization that was founded in 1945 (originally as the Ole Evinrude Foundation).

As a result of the 2001 liquidation of Outboard Marine Corporation, the board of the OMC Foundation elected to dissolve the foundation and distribute the remaining assets to benefit communities affected by the liquidation as a positive, long-term legacy.

The Kenosha Community Foundation, which received some of the funds (along with other not-for-profits such the Greater Milwaukee Foundation and the Racine Community Foundation) created the OMC Legacy Fund.