Virginia W. Kettering Foundation Grant

Virginia W. Kettering Foundation

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Next deadline: Jan 31, 2022 (Letter of inquiry)

Later deadlines: Mar 15, 2022 (Full proposal), Jul 15, 2022 (Letter of inquiry), Sep 15, 2022 (Full proposal)

Grant amount: Up to US $1,400,000

Fields of work: Art & Culture Education Environment Health & Medicine Human & Social Services Civic Affairs Humanities & Social Science Community Services Show all

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program, Education / Outreach

Location of project: Counties in Ohio: Butler County, Clark County, Darke County, Greene County, Miami County Show all

Location of residency: Ohio

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The Virginia W. Kettering Foundation was created upon the death of Virginia in 2003 to continue her legacy of supporting those communities and organizations that were important to her.

The Foundation supports charitable activities within eight counties in Ohio--Montgomery, Greene, Clark, Miami, Darke, Preble, Butler and Warren--as well as Kettering University, the Cincinnati Zoo and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

The Virginia W. Kettering Foundation (VWKF) will consider activities in the following categories:

Primary Areas of Support:

  • Arts, Culture and Humanities
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health/Medical
  • Human Services
  • Public/Society Benefit

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Organizations that are not units of government or affiliated with a religious organization must have a current 501(c)(3) determination letter from the IRS.
    • Fiscal sponsorships will be accepted, but only under special circumstances
  • Only one Request Summary per calendar year may be submitted to any one of the Kettering Family Philanthropies.


  • A Request Summary will not be accepted for any of the following purposes.
    • Religious organizations for religious purposes
    • Individual public elementary or secondary schools or public school districts
    • Multi-year grants
    • To add to or create an endowment fund
    • Grants or loans to individuals
    • Tickets, advertising or sponsorships of fundraising events
    • Efforts to carry on propaganda or otherwise attempt to influence legislation
    • Activities of 509(a)(3) Type III Supporting Organization


This page was last reviewed September 21, 2021 and last updated September 21, 2021