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The first step for everyone in our grantmaking process is to submit a grant request using the online form linked in the yellow box below. You will receive a confirmation email after your request has been received.

Due Dates

You may submit your Grant Request at any time throughout the year. We review requests for $25,000 or less on the first Wednesday of each month. If your Grant Request is received by 5 p.m. the Monday before that date, it will be included in our review. Note: We do not review requests in December or January.

There are specific deadlines for requests of more than $25,000:

KZCF generally considers one comprehensive Grant Request per organization on an annual basis.

Your Grant Request must be completed in one session; you will not be able to save and return to the online form later. We recommend you answer the questions in a document first, then copy and paste from it to the online form. A Grant Request template is available for download here.

Note: We recommend a maximum of 400 words per question. This is a recommendation, not a requirement. You will receive a copy of your Grant Request by email shortly after it has been submitted.

Start Your Grant Request

Already a KZCF grant recipient?

View your previous grant requests by using the button below or the Grantee Portal at the top of this page to login to your Agency Profile or click here: Go to Grantee Portal.

If you received your first grant in or after 2020, your agency has not been set up with a login. You can reach out to Kari Benjamin Hamann to get set up, or we can send you your previous request(s) in PDF.