Advancing Scientific Research and Promoting our Community

We use philanthropy to boost high impact science and community projects; We call this the Keck Effect.

Advancing Scientific Research and Promoting our Community

We use philanthropy to boost high impact science and community projects; We call this the Keck Effect.

Recent News

Our 2022 Annual Report highlights the study of earth science and related fields. In the last 15 years we have contributed over $33 million to pioneering research striving to better understand our earth.
In December, the Foundation’s Board of Directors awarded grants to seven organizations in Southern California, totaling $2.5 million. Abstracts for these grants have been released. Congratulations to all our grantees this cycle!
In December, the Foundation’s Board of Directors awarded grants to nine Research institutions, totaling $10.3 million. Abstracts for these grants have been released. Congratulations to all our grantees this cycle!

Our Mission

The W. M. Keck Foundation strives to create far-reaching benefits for humanity by supporting both outstanding science, engineering & medical research, and organizations that enrich the lives of children, youth and families.

Our Approach

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$150 M

Total Expenditures

$2.5B

Total budget 2021

OUR GRANTS
Ranging from a few thousand to hundreds of thousands of dollars- are awarded organizations, scholars, and activists in over 120 countries

Upcoming Research Deadline:

Concept Counseling

The next Concept Counseling period for the Research Program is open from July 3 through August 15. Counseling calls are scheduled on a first come first served basis; contact the Foundation up to two weeks before the period opens to secure a call.

Upcoming Research Deadline:

Phase I Application

The deadline for Phase I applications to the Research Program is Wednesday, November 1 at 4:30pm (PT). The Foundation encourages early submissions.

Upcoming Research Deadline:

Phase II Proposal

The deadline for invited Phase II proposal submissions is Monday, August 15 at 4:30pm (PT). The Foundation encourages early submissions.

Upcoming Southern California Deadline:

Concept Review

The portal for the Southern California Program’s Concept Review period opens October 1 and closes November 15 at 4:30pm (PT).

Upcoming Southern California Deadline:

Application

The application deadline for the Southern California Program is Wednesday, July 5 at 4:30pm (PT). The Foundation encourages early submissions.

Upcoming Southern California Deadline:

Site Visit

For organizations invited to a Site Visit with the Southern California Program, the deadline to submit required documents is Friday, September 1 at 4:30pm (PT).

Giving

Since 1954 the W. M. Keck Foundation has made thousands of grants totaling billions of dollars in support of institutions and organizations doing ground-breaking work across the country.

$2.2 billion

Total Grants Awarded

Over 6500

Total Grants Made

$1.5 billion

Total Assets