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Kinder Morgan Foundation Grant

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Schools for Academic
Programs and Arts Education for K-12 Youth

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Kinder Morgan Foundation

Deadline Date:

08/01/21 Postmarked


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Grants of up to $20,000 to USA nonprofit organizations and schools in eligible locations for academic and arts education programs serving K-12 youth. Funding is intended to support programs that benefit underserved populations, including minorities and girls. Priority will be given to STEM programs. Applicants must be located within 30 miles of the funding source's selected areas of operations or benefit youth in those areas.

Eligible uses of funds are for program support only, with the exception of capital projects for libraries. Programs must serve more than 500 underserved youth in grades K-12 and have a proven track record of success.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176177

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants range between $5,000 and $20,000.

Term of Contract:

The foundation does not make multi-year commitments.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofits, public schools, and private schools may apply.

In the United States, nonprofits and private schools must have 501(c)(3) designation from the Internal Revenue Service. (Not applicable to public schools.)

In Canada, nonprofits and private schools must provide documentation that enables the Foundation to determine that the organization is the equivalent of a U.S. public charity.

The following are not eligible for grants:
- Individual applicants or individual pursuits
- Political causes, candidates or lobbying efforts
- Programs or organizations outside the United States or Canada
- Operating expenses
- Capital projects (except libraries)
- Projects of religious denominations
- Advertising
- Sponsorships
- Service clubs, fraternal organizations, or third-party fundraisers
- Travel for individuals or groups
- Conventions, conferences, seminars, or other special events
- Mentoring, leadership, stewardship, or other social development programs
- Programs that include age groups outside the K-12 criteria

Pre-Application Information:

Applications need to be submitted for review by the 1st of February, May, August, and November. Applicants will be notified of the board's decision within 30 to 60 days.

Funding will not be provided more than once per calendar year to the same organization and we do not make multi-year commitments.

Application information:

Guidelines for Nonprofits:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Grant applications may be mailed or sent via e-mail to the addresses below:

Kinder Morgan Foundation
1001 Louisiana St.
Houston, TX 77002


Phone: 713-420-4792

Grant Coverage Areas:

Must be located within 30 miles of the indicated areas of Kinder Morgan’s operations.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama: Birmingham 35209;   Arizona: Phoenix 85044; Tucson 85711;   California: Concord 94520; Carson 90810;   Colorado: Colorado Springs 80903; Lakewood 80401;   Florida: Tampa 33619;   Georgia: Alpharetta 30005;   Illinois: Downers Grove 60515; Chicago 60633;   Louisiana: Shreveport 71106 Port Sulphur 70083; Harvey 70058;   New Jersey: Port Newark 07114;   North Dakota: Williston 58801;   Oklahoma: Tulsa 74137;   Texas: Midland 79705; Pasadena 77503; Houston 77002; El Paso 79904;   Virginia: Norfolk 23523;   Washington: Vancouver 98663

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