The Official Rules can be found here.
Program is open to non-profit organizations with Internal Revenue Service 501(c)(3) status with serviced benefiting Milwaukee county. The following groups / organizations are ineligible to receive funding: current Kohl’s Hometown and affiliate partners, 2018 Kohl’s Hometown Giving grant recipients, schools (school districts, PTA’s, Foundations), daycares, individuals, religious congregations*, clinical and/or research programs, fundraiser or gala events, endowment campaigns, elected officials, athletic teams, or events/programs.
*For the avoidance of doubt a religious congregation (e.g. a church, synagogue, mosque) may not apply for or receive grant funds unless they are applying in support of a non-sectarian program with an individual EIN number.
Please refer to the Official Rules for complete details.
Kohl's supports local schools through the Kohl's Fieldtrip Grant Program. Visit Kohls.com/Fieldtrip for details.
Yes, even if your organization registered and applied last year, all organizations are required to register through the system to create a new log-in account beginning September 9, 2019. This must be completed by the assigned Application Contact. Application Contact must be a person with supervisory responsibility over matters of organization policy who will be responsible for submitting the application and all future communications regarding the program.
An organization with a pending 501(c)(3) status is not eligible to apply for a grant.
If you have forgotten your password, click the ‘Login’ button on the homepage. Next click ‘Forgot Password’ and enter the email address you used to register. Your password will then be emailed to you.
You can save your work and complete it at another time by logging in to your account before the deadline (11:59pm CT on September 20, 2019).
Eligible organizations can apply for a maximum of one (1) grant valued between $2,500 (minimum) and $50,000 (maximum). Awarded grants are a one-time donation.
No, applications are only accepted online.
You will be notified via email indicating whether or not your application has been approved. You will receive an email indicating your application’s status no later than November 25, 2019. Be sure to add firstname.lastname@example.org and KohlsHometownGiving@csm.com to your Safe Sender’s List to ensure receipt of all Program emails. If your application is approved, the email will include a Grant Acceptance Form (this form will also be available the next time you log-in to your account). You must complete and return the Grant Acceptance Form prior to December 13, 2019 before your grant can be confirmed. Return the form to us by uploading the document to your account. For the avoidance of doubt, an "Application Approved" email does not mean you are confirmed to receive the grant for which you applied; upon receipt and approval of your Grant Acceptance Form your grant will be confirmed, and you will receive a separate confirmation email.
To upload your grant acceptance form after your application has been approved, view your profile then click the “UPLOAD” button next to your application.
When you log-in to your Account, select "View Application," if the form was uploaded successfully, the status will be listed as "Submitted Awaiting Review." You will then be notified before December 20, 2019 indicating whether or not your grant has been confirmed.
Kohl’s reserves the right, due to available grant money thresholds for categories, or other reasons to award grant money to organizations only in part.
Grant monies will be distributed to approved Organizations in February 2020. If you do not complete the Grant Acceptance Form, or if you do not receive confirmation that your Grant Acceptance Form has been reviewed and approved (by December 20, 2019), you will NOT receive grant monies.
Please email KohlsHometownGiving@csm.com.
They say home is where the heart is. And while we are strongly committed to the thousands of communities we are a part of across the United States, we will always give back to the place where we got our start. We are focused on helping make a difference in the everyday health and wellness of families in our Hometown. Visit Kohls.com/Cares for more information.