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Herbert H. Kohl Charities, Inc.


Last Updated: 2016-07-22

At A Glance

Herbert H. Kohl Charities, Inc.

825 N. Jefferson St., Ste. 350

Milwaukee, WI United States 53202-3731

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Politics; Sports

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-06-30)

Assets: $85,220,178

Total giving: $2,008,650






Established in 1977 in WI - Founded by Herbert Kohl, a former senator from Wisconsin who assumed office in 1989 and stepped down in 2013. Kohl is also the former owner of the National Basketball Association's Milwaukee Bucks.

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for higher and other education, health associations, children, youth and social services, arts and culture, federated giving programs, and community development; some funding also for Christian organizations and churches, and Jewish organizations.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Catholicism
  • Child welfare
  • Community and economic development
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Education
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Higher education
  • Human services
  • Judaism
  • Nonprofits
  • Protestantism
  • Youth services
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students
  • Associations
  • Catholic institutions
  • Judaic institutions
  • Multipurpose centers
  • Protestant institutions
  • Public charities

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-06-30

Assets: $85,220,178 (market value)

Gifts received: $10,297

Expenditures: $2,033,330

Total giving: $2,008,650

Qualifying distributions: $2,010,570