Deadline: 4/30/22 (LOI); 6/30/22 (Full Proposal)

Amount: $5,000-$15,000



It is the policy of The Kerr Foundation to identify and support 501(c)(3) organizations and institutions that provide new or enhanced opportunities for those within granting areas, particularly the young. We believe this is the best accomplished in the areas of education, health, cultural development, and community service. While preference is given to Oklahoma organizations and institutions, we recognize those located outside the state and region can also have a beneficial impact on the economic, social and cultural growth and development of Oklahoma. Therefore, we will also accept grant requests from Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico and Texas.

An LOI is required before a formal grant application can be submitted. The following information should be included in this letter in a concise manner. Please provide a brief history of your nonprofit and an overview of your programs. Attach a copy of your 501c3 letter of exemption from the IRS, amount of money you are requesting, and a brief description of the project for which you are requesting funds. Explain the need that can be met by your project and describe the target population and geographic area, while providing a few significant statistical facts. If you are approaching other agencies or nonprofits to support this project, mention them and be sure to list any funds already received and how you expect to support the project.

Email all letters of inquiry to, and cc:

You will then be notified via email whether or not you have been approved to apply for funding from the Kerr Foundation. All LOIs must be received by April 30, 2022 and our grant application deadline will be June 30, 2022 for consideration at the September 2022 board of trustees meeting.

Eligible applicants:

  1. Nonprofit organizations
  2. PreK-12 Educational Agency
  3. Native American Tribal Government
  4. Institution of Higher Education


Cecilia Miller