Grant Guidelines

Grant requests must follow the guidelines listed below:


  • The Kahlert Foundation makes grants in the areas of health care, youth programs, education, veteran organizations, and human services.

  • Grants are for organizations serving the following areas:

    • Mid-Atlantic region

      • Maryland (primary focus)

      • Northern VA

      • Southern PA

      • Washington DC

    • Utah

  • Organizations must submit their 501(c)(3) document under the Internal Revenue Code.

  • Organizations must have a minimum “C” rating with Charity Watch but we have a strong preference for an “A” or “B” rating. The minimum rating for Charity Navigator is 3 stars. The Kahlert Foundation is committed to supporting organizations that spend a high percentage of their funds on programs and service, not administration and fund raising.

  • Grant requests must be for programs that improve the quality of life for the community and individuals with measurable results.

  • Grants may be awarded for capital campaigns, special projects or programs, staffing, and general operations.

  • Grant requests must show a need for the request, its impact, and effectiveness.

  • Organizations need to demonstrate good leadership, financial stability, and a minimum history of 2 years of existence.

  • Grants may be for one year or multi-year.

  • While the foundation may make grants for several years to an organization there are no guarantees of funding in perpetuity.



Greg W. Kahlert



P.O. Box 1701

Sykesville, MD 21784



Heather K. Kahlert

Vice President