Guidelines for U.S. and Canadian Organizations

Eligibility
  • We provide program support only. (Libraries may apply for capital projects-see Restrictions for more information.)
  • Kinder Morgan must have operations in the community served by the program. General location information is available on the About Us page. Contact us if you have questions.
  • The program must benefit youth in grades K-12 only.
  • Non profits, public schools and private schools may apply.
  • In the United States, non profits and private schools must have 501(c)(3) designation from the Internal Revenue Service. (Not applicable to public schools.)
  • In Canada, non profits and private schools must provide documentation that enables us to determine that the organization is the equivalent of a U.S. public charity. See How to Submit an Application for details. (Not applicable to public schools.)
Focus Areas
  • Academic programs, including tutoring
  • Arts education programs
  • Environmental education programs that work with local schools and meet curriculum standards
Restrictions
The following are not eligible for grants:
  • Individual applicants or individual pursuits
  • Political causes, candidates or lobbying efforts
  • Programs or organizations outside the United States or Canada
  • Operating expenses
  • Capital projects (except libraries)
  • Projects of religious denominations
  • Advertising
  • Sponsorships
  • Service clubs, fraternal organizations or third-party fundraisers
  • Travel for individuals or groups
  • Conventions, conferences, seminars or other special events
  • Mentoring, leadership, stewardship or other social development programs
  • Programs that include age groups outside our K-12 criteria
Grant Amounts and Frequency

Our grants are between $1,000 and $5,000. We will not provide support more than once per calendar year to the same organization and we do not make multi-year commitments.

Deadlines and Review Process

Our deadlines are the 10th of every other month beginning in January. (We will accept applications postmarked on or before a deadline.) We will notify you of our board's decision on your application 60 to 90 days after we receive it.

Reports and Other Mailings

Please send us a final or interim report only when re-applying for a grant. We do not require reports if you are not re-applying. Also, please do not add us to mailing lists for annual reports, announcements or invitations.

Send your grant application to:

Kinder Morgan Foundation
370 Van Gordon Street
Lakewood, CO  80228
km_foundation@kindermorgan.com


Contact us for more information:

km_foundation@kindermorgan.com
(303) 914-7655