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LET’S CREATE LASTING CHANGE. APPLY FOR A GRANT TODAY.

AT KEEN, WE’RE COMMITTED TO CREATING STRONG COMMUNITIES AND PROTECTING THE PLACES WE PLAY. THE KEEN EFFECT PROGRAM AWARDS GRANTS TO GRASSROOTS ORGANIZATIONS ACROSS THE WORLD WORKING TO GROW THE NEXT GENERATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDS.

SINCE OUR GRANTS PROGRAM STARTED IN 2013, WE’VE FUNDED:

  • 56 Non-profit
    ORGANIZATIONS
  • $320,000 DOLLARS AWARDED
    SINCE 2013
  • 11 COUNTRIES
    WITH PROJECTS
  • 26 PROJECTS IN THE
    UNITED STATES

FUNDING CRITERIA

  • INSPIRES YOUTH OUTDOOR PARTICIPATION

    Funded projects will inspire youth experiences in the outdoors through nature-based play, scientific education, or stewardship programs.

  • DIVERSE AUDIENCES & GEOGRAPHY

    Funded projects will engage diverse audiences in various geographies throughout the world.

  • INNOVATIVE & CREATIVE

    Funded projects will identify unique needs and challenges related to childhood engagement with the natural world and provide creative, effective solutions.

  • KEEN COLLABORATION

    Funded projects will work collaboratively with KEEN to socially share project stories, provide updates, and complete a grant report.

  • THE BASICS

    Only 501(c)3 (or globally equivalent), non-religious organizations will be funded. We do not fund research projects, conferences, or events.

  • SOCIALLY SAVVY

    Funded projects will have great photos and engaging stories to share, and be willing to engage with #keeneffect.

APPLY FOR A KEEN EFFECT GRANT

KEEN awards $100,000 per year through the KEEN Effect Grant Program to registered 501(c)3 or global equivalents. Grant size ranges from $2,500 to $10,000.

KEEN EFFECT GRANT CALENDAR
  • August 1 Application Period Opens
  • September 30 Application Due
  • October 30 Grantees Announced

Wilderness is not a luxury
but necessity of the human spirit.

– Edward Abbey

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