How to Apply for a Grant

(Grant Cycle is Now Closed)

Each year, the Kelly Cares Foundation funds various programs and initiatives. Since 2014, the Foundation has granted nearly $120,000 for programs around the world. 

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 grant requests than it can fund but we look forward to reviewing all applications from qualified organizations.

Grant applications for the 2017 grant cycle will be available starting September 1, 2016. We will accept applications from September 1st through December 31, 2016.

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Our Grant Process 

What should I do if I have any questions regarding the Grant Application?

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?

How should I send the application?

All applications and documents must be sent via email as one document to 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 organizations will receive an automatic email once the application has been received electronically. All 2017 applicants will receive grant notification regarding grant funding or decline by March 31, 2017.