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The Kerr Foundation Grant

Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States for
Health, Culture, Education, and Community Services

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Grants to nonprofit organizations in multiple states 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 prior to submitting a full application. Eligible states are Oklahoma, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Texas, and Washington, DC. Emphasis is placed on programs that benefit youth.

Program Categories: 

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

Project Categories:

  • 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

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GrantWatch ID#: 177654

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

It is the policy of The Kerr Foundation to identify and support 501(c)(3) organizations and institutions.

Preference is given to Oklahoma organizations and institutions, but the Foundation recognizes that those located outside the state and region can also have a beneficial impact on the economic, social and cultural growth and development of Oklahoma. Therefore, it will also accept grant requests from Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, and Texas.

In recognizing the significant and continuing influence of the Federal government on the state and region, it will also accept proposals from the Washington D.C. area; however, Oklahoma organizations will receive first priority for available funds.

Pre-Application Information:

A letter of inquiry is required before a formal grant application can be submitted. All LOIs must be received no later than November 22, 2019.

Please note that the next grant application deadline is January 17, 2020, for consideration for the March 2020 board of trustee meeting.

Favorable consideration of a proposal will normally be in the form of a Challenge Grant. This means that the organization approved for a grant must first, in order to receive payment, raise or secure grants, donations and/or pledges in the total amount specified in the grant. The challenge amount is usually dollar for dollar and typically must be secured within twelve months from the date of award.

The Kerr Foundation, Inc. does not give back-to-back grants. For example, if your organization received a grant payment in the year 2018, you may not apply again until the year 2020.

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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:

Apply online:

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

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arkansas;   Colorado;   Kansas;   Missouri;   New Mexico;   Oklahoma;   Texas;   Washington, DC