Kelly for Kids Community Grants

Kelly for Kids Foundation

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Anticipated deadline: Oct 21, 2020

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Training / Capacity Building, Capital Project, Project / Program, Education / Outreach

Location of project: Counties in New York: Allegany County, Cattaraugus County, Chautauqua County, Chemung County, Erie County Show all

Location of residency: United States

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Kelly for Kids Community Grants

K.F.K. Foundation, Inc. (d/b/a Kelly for Kids Foundation) is a not-for-profit foundation committed to helping organizations who assist children in the Western New York area. 

The Kelly for Kids Foundation was established in 1987 by former Buffalo Bills quarterback and Pro Football Hall of Famer, Jim Kelly. It was his inspiration and hope the Foundation would improve the quality of life for disabled and disadvantaged youth in Western, NY. 

Since its inception, the Foundation has raised over 5 million dollars.

Community Grants

The Kelly for Kids Foundation Community Grants are awarded to charitable not-for-profit 501 (C)(3) organizations whose primary mission is to assist children in need in the Western New York area. In particular, it funds health and social service organizations that serve the disabled and/or economically disadvantaged youth.

Areas of Focus

  • Innovative programs that directly assist Western New York children in need.
  • Equipment and physical improvements for organizations dedicated to programs for disadvantaged children and teens.
  • The Foundation gives priority to organizations that can demonstrate definitively how the funds will be used.

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


  • Organization that has tax-exemption under Section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is classified as “not a private foundation: as defined under section 509(A). 


  • Kelly for Kids Foundation Community Grant DOES NOT:
    • Provide grants to individuals.
    • Purchase sponsorships (e.g., program advertising, corporate table, golf holes) at the organization’s special events.
    • Provide funding for public playgrounds.
    • Fund local chapters of national organizations that send a substantial portion of the grant to the national office.
    • Fund governmental programs of lobbying efforts.
    • Provide grants for overhead or general operating expenses.