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Of Current Interest

Current Counseling Advice Period

Counseling advice on Phase I Application submissions for the May 1, 2017 deadline will take place only between January 1 and February 15. 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 Guideline


Upcoming Deadline - By Invitation ONLY

Once invited to submit a Phase II Proposal, hard copy submissions for the June 2017 grant cycle should be received no later than Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 4:30pm (PT).  Deadlines are based on Pacific Time.  Requests must be received in our offices in hard copy form by 4:30pm (PT) in order to be considered.  Phase II Proposals received after the deadline will not be considered.  We appreciate early submissions.

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


Next Phase I Application Deadline for All Programs

Phase I Application forms required for the Monday, May 1, 2017 submittal can be found under the following links:
Requests must be received in our offices in hard copy form no later than 4:30pm (PT) in order to be considered.  Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Research Program Phase I Information

Undergraduate Education Program Phase I Information

Southern California Program Phase I Information

Annual Report


This year's report highlights our investments in education.  Since the Foundation's inception, we have made gifts totaling nearly $125 million to local institutions that promote quality education from early childhood through the college undergraduate level.  This report explores how the Foundation has invested in local schools and programs with grants that support diverse strategies to transform learning experiences.

Our Mission

Far-Reaching Benefits

The W. M. Keck Foundation seeks to generate far-reaching benefits for humanity by supporting pioneering discoveries in science, engineering and medicine, and organizations that enrich the lives of children, youth and families.

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