The Kettering Fund Grant

Grants to Ohio Nonprofits, Agencies, and Faith-Based
Organizations for Community Benefit and Research Activities

GrantWatch ID#: 178309
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Kettering Family Philanthropies (KFP) - The Kettering Fund



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Grants to Ohio nonprofit organizations, government units, and faith-based organizations for a range of community benefit and research activities. A request summary is due by July 31. Funding will be provided for projects that focus on the areas of education, arts, culture, and humanities, environment, health and medical, human services, and public/society benefit.

Multi-year grants are not awarded.

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.

A Request Summary will not be accepted for any of the following purposes:

- Religious organizations for religious purposes
- Individual public elementary or secondary schools or public school districts
- Multi-year grants
- 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

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

Application Process:

KFP uses a two-step application review process that operates on a biannual cycle, December – May and June – November. The appropriate KFP Committee (Committee) first reviews a Request Summary. If interested, the Committee will invite the applicant to submit a Full Proposal.

Step One: Request Summary:

Request Summaries for the Kettering Fund's next grant cycle will run from June 1, 2017 until July 31, 2017. You will receive an e-mail confirming receipt of your submission. You will be advised by email of the outcome of the Committee’s review in approximately three weeks.

Step Two: Full Proposals:

If your organization is invited to submit a Full Proposal, the deadline will be September 15, 2017.
You will receive an email confirming receipt of your submission. You will be contacted if additional information is needed. A site visit may be requested. Notice of approval or denial will be communicated to you within 10 days of the Committee’s meeting.

Generally, grants are paid within 45 days of the Committee’s meeting.

Request Summaries and Full Proposals must be submitted online. Faxed, mailed, or hand-delivered Request Summaries and Full Proposals will not be accepted, unless KFP has agreed to an exception.

Please Note:

- 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.

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

Before applying, contact Fund staff via email at or call the KFP offices at 937-228-1021 (KFP is in the Eastern Standard time zone).

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