Apply for a Grant
The J. J. Keller Foundation accepts applications on a rolling basis. The review timeline depends on the size of the request as the due diligence process is aligned with the size of the request.
We accept grant requests from nonprofit 501(c)(3) public charities in the Fox Valley region at any time throughout the year. Applicants must apply online, using the process outlined below. Generally, we work with organizations we have a relationship with. Smaller grant requests are typically reviewed monthly, while larger ones are reviewed at quarterly Foundation board meetings. If your organization is awarded a grant, a final report will be required before applying for a future grant.
Nonprofit organizations who are applying for the MATCHING GIFTS program will use the Matching Gifts Application process below.
1. ELIGIBILITY QUIZ
Click on the “Apply Now” button below to take our eligibility quiz. It will help you determine whether your request aligns with our guidelines.
2. LETTER OF INQUIRY
If eligible, you will be guided to an online form requesting basic information about the nonprofit organization and the request. The online letter of inquiry form requires an email address and EIN number for your nonprofit organization. In some circumstances the foundation staff may request additional information or a site visit before the application moves forward.
3. ONLINE APPLICATION
The J. J. Keller Foundation reviews every Letter of Inquiry that is submitted. If the inquiry moves to the full application stage an email with a link to the full application form will be sent to the email address submitted in the letter of inquiry. The link to the application is time sensitive and expires 2 weeks after being sent.
4. GRANT DECISION
You will be notified of the funding decision. If you are selected to receive a grant, the grant check will be delivered within 30 days of notification. If your nonprofit organization is awarded a grant, a final report will be required before applying for a future grant.
Through the Matching Gifts program, associates of J. J. Keller can have their monetary donations to qualified nonprofit organizations, matched with Foundation funds. The program runs January 1 through November 30. Associates will send you a Matching Gifts form with their donation which will assist nonprofit organizations with the application process. To begin a request, click on the “Apply Matching Gifts” button and complete the online form.