John Steven Kellett Foundation: Grants for LGBT

OVERVIEW: The John Steven Kellett Foundation supports LGBTQ organizations serving the Greater Houston, Texas area.

IP TAKE: This funder awards grants to organizations combating discrimination against the LGBTQ community and those addressing issues related to minority sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.

PROFILE: John Steven Kellett founded the John Steven Kellett Foundation in 1992 to “[f]und other nonprofit organizations that serve Greater Houston  support worthy causes related to education about, gaining equal rights for, and elimination of discrimination against: gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender people in issues of minority sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.” The foundation views Harris, Chambers, Liberty, Montgomery, Waller, Fort Bend, and Brazoria counties as part of the Greater Houston area.

Kellett Foundation grants are generally modest sized and typically range from $1,000 to $5,000. Past grantees include the Gay and Lesbian Switchboard of Houston and the Gay and Lesbian Community Center in San Antonio, Texas. To learn more about the types of LGBT organizations Kellett supports, examine its prior grantees list.

The foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications from qualifying organizations through its letter of inquiry (LOI) system. Kellett’s grant cycle is April 1 to March 31 the following calendar year.

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