Grants Areas of Funding Interest, Grant Application Process

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The W.D. Kelley Foundation evaluates requests for funding with the following tenets in mind:

  •  Leadership is fundamental.  Great work is guided by great leaders.  We are interested in supporting organizations, projects, and individuals with a proven history of strong leadership in work that aligns with our mission.
  • Education is strengthened through innovation. Proposals for education should embrace nontraditional, experiential pedagogies.  We look for projects and programs that reflect creative, out-of-the-box practice that genuinely engages and challenges students.

Grants are not made for endowments.  Capital grants are discouraged.

Exceptions to these areas of interest are at the sole discretion of the William D. Kelley Foundation.

Grants will be made to organizations that are a public entity or have an IRS 501(c)(3) classification.


Grant Application Process

  • Download and complete basic information sheet.
  • A 1- 2 Page Letter of Intent that includes
    • A clear description of the project
    • The expected outcomes and how they will be measured
    • A project timeline including a projected date of completion
  • A project budget including both income and expenses
  • A copy of the organization’s latest tax-exempt form from the Internal Revenue Service under section 170 of the IRS code
  • The latest filed IRS Form 990
  • A copy of the last certified audit and/or the last fiscal year’s financial statements

Please submit the above items to:

W.D. Kelley Foundation
Attn: Grants Committee
707 Rock St
Georgetown, TX 78626

We regret that any materials submitted with the proposal cannot be returned.