Helen Freeborn Kerr Charitable Foundation

Helen Freeborn Kerr Charitable Foundation

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Grant amount: US $2,500 - US $5,000

Anticipated deadline: Feb 1, 2021

Applicant type: Nonprofit College / University

Funding uses: Research, General Operating Expense, Project / Program

Location of project: Texas

Location of residency: Texas

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Helen Freeborn Kerr and her husband owned a ranch in the area of Somerset, Texas. Her husband was a groundskeeper at Randolph Air Force Base. He died of cancer in his 80s. Helen lived very simply and took delight in helping people. 

While grant distributions are made each year to several charitable organizations named by Mrs. Freeborn Kerr, she also requested that the remaining funds be granted to 501(c)(3) charities for the sole purpose of research to find a cure for cancer.

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


  • Applicants must be classified by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a 501(c)(3) public charity.
  • Grants are restricted to organizations operating in Texas.


  • The foundations do not consider grant requests from individuals and do not support organizations attempting to influence policy through direct lobbying or any political campaigns.