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.