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Kerr Foundation Grants

Kerr Foundation
Letter of Intent (Required): Apr 30, 2022
Application: Jun 30, 2022

Cecilia Miller


The Kerr Foundation, Inc. awards funding for capital, programmatic, or operating expenses for programs working in the following areas:

  • Education: Elementary, junior high, pre-collegiate, along with institutions of higher learning to include health science centers and medical research done by educational institutions
  • Health: Institutions providing healthcare, 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
  • Arts and Culture: Organizations in the visual arts and performing arts areas, museums, and libraries

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 raise or secure grants, donations, and pledges in a total amount equal to that specified in the Kerr grant. The challenge amount is usually dollar for dollar, and typically must be secured within 12 months from the date of the award.


Only 501(c)(3) organizations may apply. While preference is given to Oklahoma organizations, grant requests will also be considered from organizations in Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, and Texas.

The Foundation does not give back-to-back grants. Grantees must allow one entire granting year before applying again.

Geographic coverage
Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Oklahoma organizations will receive first priority for available funds.
Amount of funding

Historically, the average grant amount for health and human services projects has been $9,500.

Application process

Application guidelines are available on the program website.

A letter of inquiry is required before a formal grant application can be submitted. The letter of inquiry must be submitted by April 30, 2022. Email the letter of inquiry to and copy

Grant applications must be submitted online by June 30, 2022.

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Allied health · Capital funding · Children and youth · Clinics · Culture and cultural competency · Elderly population · Healthcare facilities · Healthcare needs and services · Hospitals · Human services · People with disabilities · Poverty · Research methods and resources · Schools · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · Arkansas · Colorado · Kansas · Missouri · New Mexico · Oklahoma · Texas

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