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It is the policy of The Kerr Foundation to identify and support 501(c)(3) organizations and institutions that provide new or enhanced opportunities for those within the granting areas, particularly the young. We believe this is best accomplished in the areas of education, health, cultural development and community service. While preference is given to Oklahoma organizations and institutions, we recognize that such located outside the state and region can also have a beneficial impact on the economic, social and cultural growth and development of map imageOklahoma. Therefore, we will entertain grant requests from the following states:

  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • New Mexico
  • Texas

Additionally, in recognizing the significant and continuing influence of the Federal government on our state and region, we will also accept proposals from the Washington area; however, Oklahoma organizations will receive first priority for available funds.

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. For example: If an organization should receive a grant payment in the year 2016, they may not apply again until the year 2018. Additionally, please note that we are unable to accept any grant requests in the amount of $100,000 or more.

Proposals should be received no later than Friday, July 14, 2017 for consideration at the March 2017 Foundation meeting. If you determine that your organization has its 501(c) (3) tax exempt status and falls within our granting areas, then you may apply online using the links below:

Click for Online Account access

Click for Grant Application



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