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Kettering Family Foundation (KFF) Grant

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Agencies
for Arts, Education, and Human Services

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Kettering Family Philanthropies (KFP) - Kettering Family Foundation (KFF)

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Grants to USA nonprofit organizations and government agencies for activities that benefit communities across a broad range of areas, with an emphasis on geographic locations where family members of the Funding Source reside. Request summaries are due prior to the submission of full proposals. Priority areas include arts, culture, humanities, education, environment, health and medical, human services, and public and society benefit.

The Foundation trustees have historically approved grants in those areas where Kettering family members reside. At the same time, 90%+ of the grants approved in recent years have been trustee endorsed, some of which are in areas that may be located outside of family residence areas.  Family members live throughout the United States, but there are larger concentrations between New York and New Hampshire, in addition to Colorado. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181847

Term of Contract:

Requests for multi-year grants are rarely considered.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations that are not units of government or affiliated with a religious organization must have a current 501(c)(3) determination letter from the IRS.  

Fiscal sponsorships will be accepted, but only under special circumstances. 

Request Summaries for any of the following purposes are rarely considered without the endorsement of a Kettering Family Foundation trustee:
-Religious organizations for religious purposes
-Individual public elementary or secondary schools or public school districts
-Capital construction
-Foreign based or foreign purpose organizations
-Local chapters of national organizations
-Multi-year grants
-Travel expenses
-Event sponsorship

Request Summaries will not be accepted for any of the following purposes:
-Grants or loans to individuals
-Tickets, advertising or sponsorships of fundraising events
-Efforts to carry on propaganda or otherwise attempt to influence legislation
-Activities of 509(a)(3) Type III Supporting Organization

Pre-Application Information:

It is strongly recommended that you contact the Foundation’s office to discuss your proposed program before you start the application process.

The Application Process:
- KFP uses a two-step application review process that operates on a biannual cycle, December to May and June to November. The appropriate KFP Committee first reviews a Request Summary. If interested, the Committee will invite the applicant to submit a Full Proposal.
- Only one Request Summary per calendar year may be submitted to any one of the Kettering Family Philanthropies.
- Previously supported organizations are eligible to submit a Request Summary for the same or different purpose, if the previous grant has been fully expended, and all required reports have been submitted and accepted by KFP.

- Request Summaries due January 31
- Full Proposals due March 15

- Requests Summaries due July 31
- Full Proposals due September 15

If these dates fall on a weekend or holiday, the information is due the next business day. You will receive an e-mail confirming receipt of your submission. You will be contacted if additional information is needed. A site visit may be requested.

Request Summaries for the Foundation's next grant cycle will be accepted from December 1, 2018 until January 31, 2019. If your organization is invited to submit a Full Proposal, the deadline will be March 15, 2019.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Create an account to access the online application:

To discuss your proposed program before you start the application process, send an email to:
or call the KFP offices at 937-228-1021.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming