Women’s Fund

2023 Grants from the Women’s Fund

In January 2023, the Foundation awarded the following seven grants to programs that benefit women and children from the Women’s Fund:

    1. Boys and Girls Club of Kenosha: to support a Little Free Library Kit made available to Club families.

Faith, Hope and Love: to support duffle bags and supplies for children in housing transition due to eviction.

Kenosha Achievement Center: to support supplies and equipment for children/toddlers with developmental delays.

Kenosha Literacy Council: to support a Parent Power Workshop for Women English-Language Learners.

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

UW-Parkside Foundation: to support the launch of women’s golf programming.

Women and Children’s Horizons: to support an art therapy program for victims of domestic violence.

Focus of Grants from the Women’s Fund
Grants from the Foundation’s Women’s Fund support programs and organizations that create opportunities for women and children in Kenosha County.

In addition, the Women’s Fund is a co-sponsor the Kenosha Women’s Network’s 2020 Susan B. Anthony – Women of Influence Awards.

About the Fund
Established by the Foundation as a component fund (also known as a quasi-endowment) in 1997, the Women’s Fund was the idea of a group of visionary Kenosha women, including Connie Ferwerda and Mary Frost Ashley, who were dedicated to improving the well-being and quality of life of women and children in Kenosha County.

The endowment fund was designed so that it would grow through tax-deductable donations from the public and a portion of the income earned by the endowment to be used as grants to local non-profit organizations. Since 1998, the Women’s Fund has distributed over $60,000 in grants to the community.