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United Way of Kenosha County announces recipients of Community Investment Funding

Sixteen local nonprofits to receive funding to support 20 vital community programs


United Way of Kenosha County fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person. For almost 100 years, UWKC has created positive change throughout Kenosha County by mobilizing the caring power of the community, improving lives, and striving for lasting, positive transformation.

United Way of Kenosha County, mobilizing the caring power of our community, is pleased to announce that it will partner and invest in 16 nonprofit agencies throughout Kenosha County.

United Way of Kenosha County invests local dollars donated during its annual campaign through a competitive grant process known as Community Investment. The Community Investment Committee, consisting of 13 community volunteers, uses a thorough vetting process to select nonprofit partners who are delivering measurable results in the areas of education, financial stability, and health.

The Sharing Center team gears up excitement to serve their community.

The 2022 recipients of United Way of Kenosha County’s Community Investment grants are:

  • BeLEAF Survivor’s – S.C.A.N. Stop Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Big Brother and Big Sisters of Racine/Kenosha – One on one Mentoring
  • Boys and Girls Club – Youth Empowerment
  • Catholic Charities – Behavioral Health and Counseling Services
  • ELCA Outreach Center – Summer Camp
  • Habitat for Humanity – Home Construction
  • Kenosha Achievement Center – Early Intervention
  • Kenosha Area Family and Aging Services – Meals on Wheels
  • Kenosha Human Development Services – Transitional Housing for Homeless Youth & Adults
  • Kenosha Human Development Services – Juvenile Crisis
  • Kenosha Literacy Council – Literacy for Life
  • Kenosha Vocational Ministry – Vocational Ministry
  • Kenosha YMCA – Abilities in Motion Adaptive Sports
  • Kenosha YMCA – Safety around Water
  • Kenosha YMCA – Live Strong
  • Shalom Center – Homeless Shelter Program
  • Sharing Center – Nutrition Program
  • Society’s Assets – Art to Increase Disability Awareness
  • Women and Children’s Horizons – Legal Advocacy
  • Women and Children’s Horizons – Children’s Services

Community Investment partner agencies are excited to utilize provided funding to continue, and expand, their vital community programs.

“Thanks to everyone at United Way for your partnership and support of bilingual Community Counseling services,” said Jackie Rekowski, director of mission advancement at Catholic Charities. “You are helping people impacted by poverty receive vital mental health care.”

Donna Menarek, the marketing and development manager at Society’s Assets, added: “We are looking forward to expanding the impact of the Society’s Assets Disability Awareness through Art programs in Kenosha County.”

Without the support from the local community, UWKC’s Community Investment Grants would not be possible, which would greatly limit the resources available to partner agencies.

“Our community is fortunate to have so many incredible nonprofits,” said Jevon Claussen, director of community impact at UWKC. “We are very thankful for the organizations and individuals who continue to support United Way Kenosha County, whose generosity makes these grants possible.”

In addition to the workplace campaign, individuals may support and give to UWKC’s Community Investment and other local initiatives by sending contributions directly to United Way of Kenosha County at 5500 6th Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53140, or by donating online at