Family Fun & Connections Event Grant Program

Colburn-Keenan Foundation

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Grant amount: US $1,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States

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NOTE: We will accept applications until all grant funds have been awarded for the year.

COLBURN – KEENAN FOUNDATION, INC. is a charitable organization dedicated to improving the health and well being of individuals and families living with chronic illnesses, with priority placed on those living with bleeding disorders. Our mission is to create a perpetual source of grant funding that will support charitable organizations whose programs and activities benefit the chronic illness and bleeding disorders communities; funding that will assist families with bleeding disorders and other chronic illnesses to meet their socio-economic and insurance related needs; funding that will support research to find a cure for hemophilia; and funding that will support students with bleeding disorders through a designated scholarship program for higher education.

Family Fun & Connections Event Grant Program

In 2016, when the Colburn-Keenan Foundation celebrated ten years of service to the bleeding disorder community, the employees and board decided to give back to the community, just as our founders would have wanted and created a program entitled “10th Anniversary Celebration”. The 10th Anniversary Celebration program offered $1,000 grants to be used towards a family or community day event. Many organizations accepted our offer and were able to hold fun events such as:

  • Low rope challenge course
  • Zip-lining 
  • Traveling petting zoo
  • Ice cream sundae party
  • Carnival themed dance party
  • Beach day
  • BBQ buffet luncheon
  • DJ with photo booth
  • Snowflake dance  

Donald Colburn and Kathy Ann Keenan, his wife, understood the importance of community strength and community advocacy. They also understood the importance of giving back to the community. The Colburn-Keenan Foundation represents their life-long commitment to supporting the emergency, medical, and educational needs of those with bleeding and other chronic disorders. In addition, the Foundation supports the work of community, regional, and national organizations involved in projects and programs that benefit the bleeding disorders and chronic illness communities.

Due to the success of last year’s 10th Anniversary Celebration program, we have created this Family Fun & Connections Event Program which will be available all year round. 

The Family Fun & Connections Event Program runs year round as long as there is money left in the budget. Contact the foundation to see if funds are available before applying.

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


  • The Foundation supports community, local and national organizations and institutions in the United States, whose programs serve the needs of those with chronic inherited bleeding disorders and other chronic illnesses.