The W. M. Keck Foundation
Founded with the goal of generating far-reaching benefits for humanity and following the ideals of our founder, the Keck Foundation's programs support outstanding science, engineering and medical research; and in Southern California, arts and culture, education, health and community service projects that will have a significant impact on complex issues and problems. The Keck Foundation also supports undergraduate education through board initiated transformative special projects.
Grants Awarded since 1954
Total Assets in 2020
The Keck Foundation strives to fund endeavors that are distinctive and novel in their approach. It encourages projects that are high-risk with the potential for transformative impact. “High-risk” comprises a number of factors, including questions that push the edge of the field, present unconventional approaches to intractable problems, or challenge the prevailing paradigm.
Grants Awarded by Program
Research Program Awards
Southern California Program Awards
Special Projects Awards
In the last 15 years we have awarded over $33 million to study earth science and related fields. Our 2022 annual report highlights research striving to better understand our earth.
At the Interface
60 years (1954 - 2014)
The W. M. Keck Foundation’s 60th anniversary report reflects on the growth of our grantmaking through six decades of furthering our founder’s mission: to provide far-reaching benefits to humanity by funding high-risk, high-impact scientific endeavors.