About Us

Request Summaries for the Foundation's next grant cycle will run from December 1, 2017 until January 31, 2018.

If your organization is invited to submit a Full Proposal, the deadline will be March 15, 2018.

The Kettering Family Foundation was founded by Eugene W. Kettering, son of Charles F. Kettering, and his wife Virginia W. Kettering in 1956.

Today, the Foundation supports a broad range of charitable activities of interest to the Board of Trustees, which is composed of members of the Kettering Family.

Because funding decisions are driven by the interests of the trustees, Request Summaries endorsed by a trustee at the time of submission are considered a priority. Over 90% of grants awarded fit within this category.

A trustee may choose to endorse a request at any time during the application review process; therefore, the Foundation is open to receiving Request Summaries that are not endorsed at the time of submission. Trustees may not be preemptively contacted to obtain an endorsement.

The Board of Trustees meets biannually (May and November) to make funding decisions. Please visit the Application Process page for more information and to apply.