The mission of the KDK-Harman Foundation is to break the cycle of poverty
through education while promoting a culture of giving excellence.
For Summer STEM Learning Grants with the Summer STEM Funder Collaborative , please click here or go to our
"Summer Learning" tab.
If you are applying for a KDK-Harman Foundation grant that is not a Summer STEM program, please follow the instructions below:
Step One: All applicants must complete a Letter of Inquiry, a downloadable file posted on the Central Texas Education Funders (CTEF) website. “Step 1” is the terminology used for the LOI on the CTEF website. Letters of Inquiry ("LOI") are to be from the executive director of the nonprofit organization. The LOI must be submitted electronically in the original Word document form. Foundation staff will review submitted the LOI and respond in a timely manner. The Foundation will send an email either inviting you to submit a grant application for further consideration or declining your LOI request. Letters of Inquiry are accepted any time throughout the year, and organizations can submit more than one LOI per year. However, we do have deadlines for each board meeting.
Below is the deadline for the LOI (Step 1) with the corresponding board meeting:
(reply to: admin[at]kdk-harman.org and in the subject line please type "KDK-Harman Foundation LOI")
LOI due February 3, 2017 for March 2017 board meeting
LOI due June 23, 2017 for August 2017 board meeting
LOI due September 15, 2017 for November 2017 board meeting
Step Two: If you are invited to submit a Grant Application (Step 2), please download the file posted on the CTEF website. All
grant applications must be submitted electronically in the original Word document form and the project/program budget in Excel.
A site visit might be scheduled as part of the review process.
NOTE: Organizations can only submit one application per year.
Below are the deadline for the application (Step 2) with the corresponding board meeting:
(reply to: admin[at]kdk-harman.org and in the subject line please type "KDK-Harman Foundation application")
Application due February 17, 2017 at 5:00 pm for the March 2017 board meeting
Application due July 6, 2017 at 5:00 pm for August 2017 board meeting
Application due October 6, 2017 at 5:00 pm for November 2017 board meeting
Decisions on all grant applications are made at the board meetings. Funds are disbursed typically within 30 days of board approval,
once the grant contract and evaluation plan have been executed.