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Of Current Interest 

Impact Story: Mimicking Enzymes, University of Wisconsin-Madison Chemists Produce Large, Useful Carbon Rings

grant made in 2000 to support a Center for Chemical Genomics to use synthetic organic chemistry and high-throughput screening techniques to study biologically significant molecules continues to pay scientific dividends today.

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Upcoming Phase I Application Deadline for All Programs

Phase I applications for the Friday, May 1, 2020 deadline must be submitted no later than 4:30pm (PT) on deadline day.  Program information and submission instructions can be found under the following links:

Research Program Phase I Information

Southern California Program Phase I Information





Annual Reports

2018: Unleashing Potential

This year's annual report is a collection of stories that exemplify the Foundation's goal of unleashing potential at the front end of basic scientific and medical research.


2017: At the Interface

The theme for this year's report is "interface" - the place at which independent and often unrelated systems meet and act on or communicate with each other.


2016: Looking in On Nature

The 2016 annual report highlights promising new technologies, instrumentation and methodologies being designed to study the natural world at entirely new levels.

Policy Updates

Undergraduate Education Grantmaking Change

The Foundation no longer accepts Undergraduate Education Program grant applications.  We will continue to support Undergraduate Education through transformative special projects.


Reporting Requirements

In accepting an award from the W.M. Keck Foundation, all grantees agree to comply with the Foundation's reporting requirements.  All grantees must submit reports through the Foundation's online system.  Please click on the link below for the latest information:  

Reporting Requirements



Our Mission

Far-Reaching Benefits

The W. M. Keck Foundation seeks to generate far-reaching benefits for humanity by supporting pioneering discoveries in science, engineering and medicine, and organizations that enrich the lives of children, youth and families.

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