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Apply for a Grant

Partner with us to improve lives.

We’re pleased you are interested in partnering with us to improve lives and look forward to learning more about your mission and programs. Please review the following guidelines as you consider submitting a proposal or progress report.


If you have any questions, please contact

Requests for Support

KeyBank Foundation typically reviews and decides upon grant requests each quarter through committees of officers within the organization. Applications for KeyBank Foundation grants must be submitted by September 30 to be considered in the current year. Separate from grants, charitable sponsorship request applications must be submitted by October 31 to be considered in the current year.

KeyBank Foundation values organizations which embrace inclusion. KeyBank Foundation does not make grants to organizations that discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity, disability, or sexual orientation. In addition, we generally do not make the following types of grants:

  • Grants outside of the following states in which we have retail operations: Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, Vermont, and Washington.
  • Grants to individuals.
  • Grants for memberships, lobbying or political activities, advertisements, athletic teams, booster clubs and organizations outside the United States, organizations that are inconsistent with U.S. equal opportunity policies, selected organizations with Internal Revenue Code Section 509(a)(3) status.

Prior to Applying

If you’d like to speak with us prior to applying for a grant or charitable sponsorship, please contact with questions. For KeyBank Foundation requests, preliminary grant inquiries are accepted by telephone or in writing. You may also develop a draft of the grant application and share it 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
  • Amount requested

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