The Kimball Foundation was established by William R. Kimball (1919 - 2005) and Sara H. Kimball (1936 - 1997). It was incorporated as a private foundation in the State of California in 1997.
The Kimball Foundation provides opportunities for the at-risk and disadvantaged youth in the Bay Area to improve the quality of their lives and reach their highest potential.
The foundation’s focus areas include the following:
The foundation prioritizes the support of organizations that promote college access and encourage community service for low-income youth. Grants in the arts are made to groups that predominately serve youth.
Please note that the foundation seeks to support organizations that measure the effectiveness of their services. All grantseekers should establish SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound) objectives, measure performance against those objectives (“outcomes”), and communicate them to the foundation. LOIs and full proposals should include objectives and outcomes for the period preceding the request and must include new or updated objectives for the period covered by the request. Reports must provide outcomes based on the objectives established in proposals. If you have any questions regarding the measuring success policy, please contact Hector Melendez, Senior Program Officer, at email@example.com.
The Foundation prefers to receive requests for specific projects and programs. The Foundation does not support medical research, individuals, endowments, events, annual appeals, or religious organizations other than those providing non-sectarian services to the community.
REST YEAR POLICY
The Kimball Foundation seeks to provide both ongoing support for effective nonprofit organizations, and to identify and support new and promising organizations. To achieve this goal, the foundation employs the following “rest year” policy: any organization that receives four years of consecutive funding must take a one-year rest before receiving additional support. Each year of a multi-year grant is counted as one year of support. Organizations that were awarded a multi-year grant prior to this policy in March of 2012, and the remaining portion of the grant constitutes a fifth year of support or greater, will receive the remaining grant funds pending good performance. Following this distribution, the organization must take a rest year. Organizations who have received an Interim grant and that have transitioned to the regular board grant cycle may be counted towards the four consecutive years of funding at staff discretion. This policy does not apply to board discretionary or legacy grants.
To determine if your organization is eligible to apply for a Kimball Foundation grant, you must be able to answer yes to all the questions listed below.
The foundation will accept 2013 proposal submissions for consideration during the following dates:
Please check back often as sometimes these dates might change due to unforeseen circumstances.
All grantees are required to submit reports on progress achieving the goals, objectives, and outcomes identified in the proposal. Reports are due approximately eight months from the grant distribution. Specific due dates will be included in the organization’s grant agreement. For further information on the reporting procedure, please see Reporting Requirements.
Questions & Concerns
Board of Directors
Gretchen B. Kimball, President and CEO
Hector Melendez, Senior Program Officer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Kimball Foundation