OVERVIEW: The Denis P. and Carol A. Kelleher Charitable Foundation’s New York City grantmaking includes support of Catholic institutions.
IP TAKE: The foundation keeps a low profile and does not accept unsolicited proposals. Unfortunately, this funder does not maintain a website, which limits information available on its grantmaking priorities and activities.
FUNDING AREAS: Catholic Causes, Education & Youth, NYC Community
PROFILE: Established in 2000, the Denis P. and Carol A. Kelleher Charitable Foundation is steered by financier Denis Kelleher and his wife Carol, who are based on Staten Island. The foundation’s grantmaking includes support of Catholic and Irish institutions, as well as education in the city.
Denis Kelleher was born in Ireland and is a supporter of Irish and Catholic causes. For instance, he has been a major contributor to the American Ireland Fund and offers a scholarship fund in his native Kerry. He was also once Grand Marshal of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City.
Past grantees includeAmerican Irish Historical Society, Catholic Charities, St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Bay Ridge Preparatory School, Catholic School Region Staten Island, Columbia University, Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, and Meals on Wheels of Staten Island.
Grant sizes vary, but most grants are under $100,000. In the past, the foundation generously supported the St. Patrick’s Cathedral with a seven-figure award.. The foundation does not accept letters of inquiry; however, grantseekers should consider contacting the organization in order to learn how to secure a grant.
- Denis P. Kelleher, Director
- Carol A. Kelleher, Director
The Denis P. and Carol A. Kelleher Charitable Foundation does not provide a clear avenue for getting in touch; however, below is an address:
The Denis P. and Carol A. Kelleher Charitable Foundation
17 Battery Pl., 11th Fl.
New York City, NY 10004