Foundation / Corporation
The Kerr Foundation
Grants to Oklahoma, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Texas, and Washington, DC nonprofit organizations to implement new or improve existing programs in the areas of health, education, community services, and cultural development. Applicants must submit a letter of inquiry at least 21 days prior to the grant deadline. Emphasis is placed on programs benefitting the young.
Education - Institutions of elementary, junior high, pre-collegiate, along with institutions of higher learning to include health science centers and medical research done by educational institutions
Arts and Culture - Organizations in the visual arts and performing arts areas, museums, and libraries
Health - Institutions providing health care, doing medical research, or outreach organizations employing primarily professionals from the allied health area
Human Services - Organizations providing services in diverse areas to the public, and specifically to the disadvantaged, people with special needs and the elderly
- Capital - Bricks and mortar projects, including equipment
- Program - Programs having an objective and specified time span
- Operating - Funds to be used to cover basic ongoing administrative and personnel expenses
GrantWatch ID#: 177654
It is the policy of The Kerr Foundation to identify and support 501(c)(3) organizations and institutions.
While preference is given to Oklahoma organizations and institutions, the Foundation recognizes that such located outside the state and region can also have a beneficial impact on the economic, social and cultural growth, and development of Oklahoma. Therefore, the Foundation will also accept grant requests from Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, and Texas.
Additionally, in recognizing the significant and continuing influence of the Federal government on the state and region, the Foundation will also accept proposals from the Washington area; however, Oklahoma organizations will receive first priority for available funds.
A letter of inquiry is required before a formal grant application can be submitted. Following the submission of a letter of inquiry, you will be notified via email whether or not you have been approved to apply for funding from the Foundation.
All Letters of Inquiry must be received and approved by June 21, 2019, which is twenty-one (21) days prior to the grant application deadline.
Deadline: Friday, July 12, 2019 - Grant Applications Due for consideration for the September board of trustee meeting.
Favorable consideration of a proposal will normally be in the form of a Challenge Grant. This means that the organization/institution approved for a grant must first, in order to receive payment of the amount of the grant from The Kerr Foundation, raise or secure grants, donations and pledges in the total amount specified in the grant. The Challenge amount is usually dollar for dollar and normally must be secured within twelve months from the date of award.
The Kerr Foundation, Inc. does not give back-to-back grants. If you have been paid a grant during a particular year, you must allow one entire granting year before applying again.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Email all letters of inquiry to:
Laura D. Kerr, Vice President
Cecilia Miller, Executive Assistant
The Kerr Foundation. Inc.
12501 North May Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73120
Tel (405) 749.7991
Fax (405) 749.2877
USA: Arkansas; Colorado; Kansas; Missouri; New Mexico; Oklahoma; Texas; Washington, DC