KeyBank Foundation, through its philanthropic investments, corporate contributions, and volunteerism supports organizations that foster economic self-sufficiency, principally where KeyBank operates.
KeyBank Foundation is a nonprofit charitable foundation, funded by KeyCorp. Founded in 1969 as Society Foundation, we became known as Key Foundation in 1996 and KeyBank Foundation in 2009.
As a corporate neighbor, we advance economic self-sufficiency through our funding priorities, which help communities and individuals prosper:
KeyBank Foundation cannot fund every worthwhile endeavor. In general, we do not make the following types of grants:
The KeyBank Foundation typically reviews and decides upon grant requests each quarter, through committees of officers within the organization. There are no deadlines for grant applications. Separate from grants, charitable sponsorship requests are considered as they are received. We ask that both grant and sponsorship requests be complete and concise.
If you’d like to speak with us prior to applying for a grant or charitable sponsorship, please contact your nearest KeyBank market office with questions. Preliminary inquiries are accepted by telephone or in writing. You may also develop a draft of the application and share with us via email prior to submitting. Please provide the following information about your organization and the program for which funding is requested: name, address, telephone number, IRS tax-exempt classification, tax ID #, program description, goals you hope to achieve, and amount requested.
Recipients of grants must submit interim reports on an annual basis and a final report no later than three (3) months after the completion of the project and prior to any new funding request. Program grant reports should include copies of all publicity related to the project.