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Upcoming Phase I Application Deadline

Hard copy Phase I Application submissions for the December 2015 grant cycle should be received no later than Friday, May 1, 2015, 4:30pm (PT).  Deadlines are based on Pacific Time.  Applications must be received in hard copy form at the Foundation by 4:30pm (PT) in order to be considered.  Phase I Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.  We appreciate early submissions.

Please note, the counseling advice on Phase I submissions for the
May 1, 2015 deadline ended on February 15.  For a complete list of the Foundation’s important dates and deadlines and concept paper guidelines for the next counseling advice period:

Grant Cycle Timeline

Concept Paper Guidelines


Phase I Applications for All Programs

Phase I Application forms required for the May 1, 2015 submittal can be found under the following links:

Research Program Phase I Information

Undergraduate Education Program Phase I Information

Southern California Program Phase I Information


Next Counseling Advice Period

Counseling advice on Phase I Application submissions for the
November 2, 2015 deadline will take place only between July 1 and August 15. Contact from a multi-unit organization (such as a college, university or agency branch location) must be coordinated through the institution's central development office. Most colleges and universities have designated an official liaison to the Foundation. Other personnel contacting the Foundation will be referred to the central liaison. Potential applicants are encouraged to submit their ideas for grants in the form of a single-page concept paper. For a complete list of the Foundation’s concept paper guidelines and process and important dates and deadlines:

Grant Cycle Timeline

Concept Paper Guidelines

Annual Report


As we celebrate the W. M. Keck Foundation's 60th anniversary, this year's report shares accounts of past grants that exemplify the tremendous impact our grantees continue to make in diverse fields of science and medicine, in undergraduate education and in the Los Angeles community.

Distinctive and Novel in Our Approach

Improving Quality of Life

Supporting pioneering discoveries in science, engineering and medical research has been and continues to be our mandate. In the area of education we support undergraduate programs that promote inventive approaches to instruction and effective involvement of students in research. In Southern California, we support organizations that enrich the lives of our region’s residents particularly children, youth and their families.

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