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The Kettering Fund Grant

Grants to Ohio Nonprofits, Agencies, and Faith-Based Organizations
for Education, Health, Environment, and Arts and Culture Activities

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Foundation / Corporation

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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 activities. Applicants are strongly recommended to contact the funding source before applying. A request summary is due by January 31, 2018. Funding will be provided for projects that focus on the areas of education, environment, health and medical needs, human services, public and society benefit, and arts, culture, and humanities.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178309

Term of Contract:

Multi-year grants are not awarded.

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.

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

Pre-Application Information:

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 are due on January 31. 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:
Full Proposals are due March 15 for those who have received an email inviting them to submit a proposal. 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 read these Helpful Hints before you begin to fill out the application form:

Contact Information:

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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Geographic Focus:

USA: Ohio