Kohler Foundation Grant Program Shifting to One Annual Grant Cycle
We believe the power of small investments, thoughtfully made, create lasting impact.
Beginning in 2023, Kohler Foundation will move to a single annual grant cycle. Grants of up to $10,000 will be available. The grant cycle will be open July 15 through September 15,2023.
- Grants of up to $10,000 will be available with preference given to new projects and programs
- Eligible grant applicants must be classified as tax-exempt public charities (Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) or public institutions such as schools or governmental entities.)
- Our geographic funding preference is Sheboygan County, but we consider applicable programs throughout rural Wisconsin. We award grants primarily within the state of Wisconsin.
If your project meets our funding criteria, we ask that you follow our submission guidelines. Please be sure to read our Funding Guidelines below, prior to filling out the application.
KFI FUNDING PRIORITIES
Kohler Foundation makes grants to tax-exempt public charities described under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Service Code or public institutions such as schools or governmental entities. Kohler Foundation is organized to engage in, advance, support, promote and administer educational and artistic activities primarily within the Sheboygan County region. While our focus remains local to this area, we also support arts and education programs in rural communities in the state of Wisconsin, particularly those which have already been the recipients of KFI investment through its other program areas (e.g. Art Preservation), and rural areas where there is little other philanthropic capital available.
- Programs within the fields of arts and education are of special interest to KFI’s grant committee, including STEAM initiatives (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics); Increasing access to the arts (e.g. transportation, visiting artists/distance learning, rural outreach, technology); Programs which have a specific plan to create an impact of greater proportion than a small grant might initially reflect.
- Requests for technology and equipment may receive funding occasionally, but not on an ongoing basis.
- KFI does not fund grant requests that are solely for general operating support (e.g. salaries, overhead). In addition, Kohler Foundation’s grant program does not award funds for capital campaigns or building projects, fundraising drives, or event sponsorships. We cannot respond to standardized fundraising appeals.
1. Prepare your application
The online grant application cannot be saved. Once you enter the application process it must be completed within 24 hours. To assist in your preparation please see the application questions HERE.
2. Submit application - CLICK HERE to submit your 2023 grant application. Applications will be accepted July 15 – September 15, 2023
3. K-12 schools are required to include a cover letter from the principal of the school explaining how the request fits into the school’s overall strategic goals and priorities.
Questions? Contact Angela Ramey at firstname.lastname@example.org or call KFI at 920-458-1972