KPMG Foundation: Grants for K-12 Education

OVERVIEW: The KPMG Foundation awards grants that benefit K-12 programs and initiatives across the United States. It’s K-12 grantmaking focuses on supporting low-income and preparing first-generation students for college.

IP TAKE: This funder tends to support non-profit K-12 education organizations rather than individual schools and institutions.

PROFILE: Founded in 1968, the KPMG Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the audit, tax and advisory services company KPMG U.S. Through its grantmaking, the foundation seeks to “[b]ring about systemic change in business and society—specifically, an increase in the diversity of ideas.” KPMG focuses primary education, secondary education, higher education, public safety, disaster preparedness and disaster response.

KPMG grants typically range in amount from $5,000 to $75,000. Past K-12 education grantees include the National Academy Foundation, which has received multiple years of funding in support of its work with high school students; and the American College Application Campaign, which received funding for its work helping low-income and first generation college students gain access to a college education.

The KPMG Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.


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