McKeen Fund Grant

McKeen Fund

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Grant amount: Up to US $50,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Florida, Massachusetts, New York

Location of residency: Florida, Massachusetts, New York

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McKeen Fund Grant

The McKeen Fund was created as a Charitable Trust by Mrs. Noreen McKeen of Palm Beach, Florida.  

The Fund's Mission is to improve the lives of the elderly, people with disabilities and disadvantaged children and families as well as the education of persons studying for the priesthood.

Today, the McKeen Fund continues to support the donor's philanthropic philosophy and values, including an emphasis on giving to Roman Catholic organizations. The Trustees will also consider in addition to the donor's preferences, the demands of a changing world and its impact on the Fund's mission.

Funding Priorities 

The purpose of the McKeen Fund is to provide support to medical, educational and social service organizations and programs that address the needs of vulnerable children and their families, and the elderly. In education, grants focus on pre-k through secondary education, as well as enrichment programs and supportive services.

The Fund provides grants to organizations which are tax-exempt and publicly-supported under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service with an emphasis on giving to Florida, Massachusetts and New York. 

Beyond Grants

The Fund also recognizes the donor's value of service and philanthropy going beyond just grantmaking. Fund resources extend to direct charitable activities, including leadership, expertise and a commitment to our grantees and other non-profit organizations.  

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


  • As a matter of policy, the Fund will only make grants to private, publicly supported, not-for-profit, tax-exempt organizations within the meaning of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • The Fund will generally accept grant applications from applicants located in the states of Florida, Massachusetts and New York. 


  • Please note: Applications for direct salary support will not be accepted.
  • All grant awards are made on the condition that the entirety of the funds advanced shall be utilized in direct furtherance of the project and that no portion thereof shall be appropriated by the Grantee as an administrative or processing fee, for overseeing the project or for its general overhead.