Community Gift Awards Program

“The all-volunteer Community Investment Committee developed the Community Gift Awards Program as a means to meet current community needs that are not currently covered by our Community Investment Grant Program,” says Patricia Demos, United Way of Kenosha Board Member and Community Investment Committee Chairperson. “Through this program, we hope to provide additional financial support to local non-profits; therefore, expanding the reach and impact of donations to United Way.”

The Community Gift Awards are funded through the annual Community Campaign. Applications are open to Kenosha County non-profits that are seeking financial support for programs and projects that align with the United Way’s mission and key focus areas (education, financial stability, and health).

Community Gift Awards range from $250 to $500. Applications will be reviewed by the United Way’s Community Investment Committee. Applications for the 2022-2023 funding cycle are closed. Decisions will be announced in December 2022.

Stay tuned for our 2023-2024 Community Gift Awards in the fall of 2023

Questions should be directed to Jevon Claussen, Director of Community Impact Operations, via email at