Grant Making

The Keller Foundation awards an average of 30 grants each year. Grants range in size from $2,500 up to $50,000. Awards are relative to the size and scope of the project as well as its potential to impact our focus community.

We prefer to make three-year Impact Grants which constitute 5%-50% of the program’s budget.  Impact Grants help our grantees plan for funding support long-term. Impact Grants usually have the following elements:

  • Awarded in 3-year cycles
  • Evaluation required for renewal
  • Looking to make an impact in our focus community
  • Help nonprofit organization/program startup in area of focus/need
  • Looking to leverage resources of other funders; and/or working with others to help collaborate or influence change
  • Alignment with foundation values
  • Reinforce foundation image and values in the community
  • Supports specific programs