How We Work

The Klarman Family Foundation (KFF) reviews proposals on a by-invitation-only basis. We solicit requests from entities whose missions and goals resonate with the Trustees’ funding priorities and current areas of interest.

KFF provides general operating, project and capital support through annual and multi-year grants, and does not typically make grants toward endowments. KFF Trustees hold three grant review meetings each year in February, May and November and the Foundation does not typically consider more than one request for funding (including event support) from an organization during any twelve-month grant period.

We support organizations that employ a thoughtful and effective approach to meet their goals. In general, the following criteria are used to evaluate funding requests:

  • Do the organization’s mission and goals fit within the Foundation’s current priorities?
  • Does the organization demonstrate the capacity to implement the proposed work through effective leadership, a strong board, solid planning and sound financial practices?
  • Are there clearly articulated goals, objectives and outcomes?
  • Does the organization have a record of success achieving its desired objectives?