The W.M. Keck Foundation's grantmaking is focused primarily on the areas of medical research, science, and engineering. The foundation also maintains a program for liberal arts colleges and a Southern California grant program that provides support in the areas of civic and community services, health care and hospitals, pre-collegiate education, and the arts.
Purpose of Site:
To disseminate information from and about W.M. Keck Foundation. Grantseekers can access grant application guidelines and information about the foundation's programming.
The W.M. Keck Foundation was established in 1954 by the late William Myron Keck, founder of the Superior Oil Company, to support exemplary scientific, engineering, and medical research programs at accredited universities and colleges throughout the United States.
In 1996, Robert A. Day, succeeded his uncle, the late Howard B. Keck, as chairman and president of the foundation. Under Mr. Keck's and Mr. Day's leadership, the foundation has made grants of over $875 million while its assets have grown from $250 million to more than $1.4 billion today.
The W.M. Keck Foundation Web Site is an excellent resource for grantseekers to learn of about the foundation's charitable mission and its programs. The information available on the site is well organized and easily navigated. Files detailing Keck Foundation initiatives, annual reports, and grantmaking history are available for downloading.
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