FAQ

The Official Rules can be found here.

Program is open to non-profit organizations with Internal Revenue Service 501(c)(3) status with services benefiting Milwaukee county. The following groups / organizations are ineligible to receive funding: current Kohl’s Hometown partners, 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.

Yes, even if your organization registered and applied in past years, all organizations are required to register and create a new account through our system beginning September 6, 2021. This must be completed by the assigned Application Contact. The 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.

Yes, due to COVID-19 implications last year, all previous Kohl’s Hometown Giving grant recipients are eligible to receive funding in 2021.

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 (5pm ET on September 17, 2021).

Eligible organizations can apply for a maximum of one (1) grant valued between $5,000 (minimum) and $50,000 (maximum). Awarded grants are a one-time donation.

No, applications are only accepted through our online portal.

You will receive an email indicating your application’s status no later than November 16, 2021; the email will indicate whether or not your application has been approved. Be sure to add support@kohlshometowngiving.com and KohlsHometownGiving@probabilityworks.com to your Safe Sender’s List to ensure receipt of all Program emails. If your application is approved, the email will include instructions on how to sign a Grant Acceptance Form (this form will also be available the next time you log-in to your account). You must complete the Grant Acceptance Form prior to November 30, 2021 before your grant can be confirmed. 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.

When you log-in to your Account scroll down; if the application was submitted successfully, the status will be listed as "Submitted Awaiting Review." You will receive an email in mid-November indicating whether or not your grant has been confirmed.

When you log-in to your Account, select "View Application," if the form was submitted successfully, the status will be listed as "Submitted For Review." You will then be notified by November 29, 2021 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 December 2021/January 2022. 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 November 29, 2021), you will NOT receive grant monies.

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.