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

AT KEEN, WE’RE COMMITTED TO PRESERVING AND PROTECTING THE PLACES WE PLAY. THROUGH THE KEEN EFFECT GRANT PROGRAM, WE AWARD GRANTS TO GRASSROOTS ORGANIZATIONS AROUND THE WORLD WORKING TO DO JUST THAT.

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

  • PROTECT THE PLACES WE PLAY

    Funded projects must seek to protect and preserve life outside.

  • INNOVATIVE & CREATIVE

    Funded projects will think outside the box, have clear goals and measurable objectives.

  • KEEN COLLABORATION

    Funded projects will work collaboratively with KEEN to tell their project's story, 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.

  • DIVERSE AUDIENCES & GEOGRAPHY

    Funded projects will often engage diverse audiences and/or different locations around the world.

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

GLOBAL EFFORTS, LASTING CHANGE

From living on a clean-up barge on the Ohio River, to the northern Mountains of British Columbia, to the climbing walls of Mexico or the beaches of Australia, to Detroit's inner city—our KEEN Effect grantees are hard at work, around the world.

  • Spotlight//GRANTEE 2015

    This great group from Toronto, Canada empowers urban children, youth, and their families to learn about, grow, and prepare fresh foods, cultivated in an environmentally-sustainable manner through hands-on programs.

    GREEN THUMBS GROWING KIDS. TORONTO, CANADA
    GREEN THUMBS GROWING KIDS

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

– Edward Abbey

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