Apply for a Grant
We accept grant requests from nonprofit 501(c)(3) public charities to positively impact lives in the greater Fox Valley, from Oshkosh to Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Our funding focuses on addressing the needs of the most vulnerable people in our community by supporting nonprofit organizations and programs addressing vulnerable populations and meeting basic needs. We encourage collaboration and innovation as a means to address complex social issues such as poverty.
The J. J. Keller Foundation prides itself on our established relationships in our communities, allowing our team to lean-in, listen, and understand where funding can make the most impact. While we typically work with organizations with whom we’ve created such partnerships, we welcome new applications and connections all year round, and invite you to meet with us directly for further conversation.
If your organization is new to working with the J. J. Keller Foundation, please contact us before applying. If you have received past funding, you will be required to complete a Grant Summary Report before reapplying. The Grant Summary Report will be found in your GoApply portal, under the ‘In Progress’ tab. Please contact us if you encounter any challenges accessing the report.
2. ONLINE APPLICATION
For directions on how to submit your application, and best practices, click through our short instructions on the GoApply platform, or begin to submit your application using the “Apply Now” button below. You will need to sign into your account to apply. If you do not have an account, you will need to create one. Grant applications are accepted throughout the year, following the schedule below. All grant recipients will be required to complete a grant summary report before reapplying, found here.
Small Grants Monthly Review:
Grant requests $25,000 and under are reviewed on a monthly basis. For a grant to be considered, please submit the application by the 10th of each month. A site tour and follow-up questions may be required following the grant request.
Large Grant Review:
Grant requests over $25,000 are reviewed by the J. J. Keller Foundation Board three times a year. To be considered for a grant, please submit your application by the following 2024 dates. If you are submitting a Challenge Match grant, please use the same J. J. Keller General Grant Application in the link below. A site tour may be required following the grant request. If you have a critical need that doesn’t align with the 2024 application dates, please contact us.
- March 26
- July 26
- October 23
Capital Grant Requests:
The J. J. Keller Foundation prioritizes funding for programs and services to support basic needs and mental health services in the community. Occasionally a capital grant request from a grantee partner will be considered by the Foundation Board for funding.
New in 2024 all capital requests will be considered once per year by the Foundation Board. If you are thinking of applying for a capital project, please contact us prior to making an application to better understand funding alignment. Applications may be submitted following a pre-application meeting with staff over the course of the year until October 23, 2024. Capital grant awards will only be made in December 2024.
3. GRANT DECISION
You will be notified of the funding decision. If you are selected to receive a grant, the funds will be wired to your organization’s financial institution and 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 December 8. Associates will send 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.