The Klarman Family Foundation (KFF) reviews proposals primarily on a by-invitation-only basis. The staff solicits information from entities whose missions and goals resonate with the Trustees’ funding priorities and current areas of focus. The Foundation provides general operating, project and capital support through annual and multi-year grants, and does not typically make grants toward endowments.

KFF Trustees review grant recommendations throughout the year, 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:

  • Does the organization demonstrate effective leadership, a strong board, solid planning and sound financial practices?
  • Does the organization have clearly articulated goals, and a record of success in assessing and achieving them?
  • Do the organization’s mission and goals fit within the Foundation’s current areas of focus?

For details on the Foundation’s recent grantmaking, please see our latest IRS Form 990PFs from 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022.