Engaging youth with outdoor experiential, wilderness, and environmental science education
Helping disadvantaged youth build academic skills and prepare for, apply to, and succeed in college
Supporting cultural enrichment for all young people to help broaden exposure to the arts and provide opportunities to participate in the arts
Providing professional training for disadvantaged youth to develop work readiness and in-demand skills through hands-on workplace experience

Application Information

Applications are accepted during a specific submission window, three times throughout the year. Please check back often as dates may change due to unforeseen circumstances. Applications are due by 5:00 pm on the final day of the submission period.
Next submission window:
August 29 – September 12, 2023 at 5:00 pm (Grants Awarded in December 2023)


The Kimball Foundation staff is available to answer any questions regarding eligibility, guidelines, or priorities. Please contact Eunice Valentine for inquiries about guidelines or program areas or Jessica Sutton for grants portal, online application, or reporting questions or issues.

Staff may host an occasional open-ended informational Zoom session for new applicants to ask questions or learn more about the foundation. Next date and time TBD.

Support Areas

The Kimball Foundation supports college access and persistence, cultural enrichment, environmental education, and workplace success programs serving the residents of San Francisco, Marin, San Mateo, and Sonoma counties and to a limited extent Santa Clara County as far south as Palo Alto.