Our Contributions

Just like the excitement of a game-winning touchdown, we feel like we are winning by extending support to others.

The Robinson Community Learning Center provides a wide variety of educational and relationship-building services that the center provides programming to 600 members of the Northeast Neighborhood of South Bend each week. Kelly Cares' gift underwrites innovative tutoring, violence-prevention, youth entrepreneurship and performing arts projects for adults and children.
The Robinson Community Learning Center provides a wide variety of educational and relationship-building services that the center provides programming to 600 members of the Northeast Neighborhood of South Bend each week. Kelly Cares' gift underwrites innovative tutoring, violence-prevention, youth entrepreneurship and performing arts projects for adults and children.

Grant Application

 

The Kelly Cares Foundation was established by the Brian and Paqui Kelly family to support organizations, initiatives and programs that closely align with the goals and values of the Kelly family in three main pillars: Health, Education, and Community. To learn more about the Kelly Cares Foundation, visit www.kellycaresfoundation.org.

Each year, the Kelly Cares Foundation funds various programs and initiatives. The Foundation has distributed more than $1.6 million in financial support since 2009. The goals of these grant funds are to support their mission. The deadline for grant applications is yearly.

The Executive Director directs the policies and programs of the foundation; the KCF Executive Committee has discretionary powers and is dedicated to discharging its responsibility in a manner that will result in maximum beneficial use of resources of the Foundation to promote the future success within its three pillars. The nature of the programs and their long-term benefit shall be guiding considerations in funding grants.

The foundation would like to thank you for applying for funding. National interest in the grant program is quite extensive, and we are committed to a limited and selective number of grants.  Kelly Cares receives more grants than it can fund but looks forward to reviewing all applications from qualified organizations.

CLICK HERE TO OPEN THE 2017 KELLY CARES FOUNDATION GRANT APPLICATION (PDF File)

CLICK HERE TO OPEN THE 2017 KELLY CARES FOUNDATION GRANT APPLICATION (Word Document)

 

Frequently asked questions regarding our grant process

What should I do if I have any questions regarding the Grant Application?
Please email grants@kellycaresfoundation.org

How should I assemble the grant?
Please email completed grant application along with additional requested information as one pdf document in ordered format (please review the checklist).

If I applied in the past, can I apply again? Can I apply for the same program?
Yes, providing your organization has not received funding within the past three years. If your organization has received funding within the past three years, you must wait until the appropriate grant cycle to apply again.

How many copies do I need to send?
No extra copies are needed-just the original application along with requested documentation as one pdf file.

If I have further questions, how should I contact the Foundation?
Please email grants@kellycaresfoundation.org

How should I send the application?
All applications and documents must be sent via email as one document to grants@kellycaresfoundation.org. Do not use any other form of delivery (Dropbox, USPS, etc.).

Does the 2017 Grant Application have to be emailed by December 31, 2016 by 11:59pm?
Yes-electronic mail can be delivered at any time so the date stamp is final.

Can I hand deliver the 2017 Grant Application to the Kelly Cares Foundation office?
No-we request that all grants be mailed electronically for secure record keeping.

When will the organizations be notified?
All 2017 applicants will receive grant notification regarding grant funding or decline by March 15, 2017.