The Krell Family Foundation


The Krell Family Foundation

About the Foundation

The Krell Family Foundation is an independent charitable foundation established in 2006 to create a permanent legacy of Krell family giving. The Foundation makes charitable contributions based on family member interests in the areas where family members live.

Grantmaking Guidelines

Funding Priorities or Interests

The Krell Family Foundation supports general charitable activities with a focus on the following areas:

  • Education, including scholarship opportunities;
  • Immigrants and helping them be successful in the US, and
  • Jewish organizations and those that impact Israel.

As grant applications are by invitation only, there is flexibility on these priorities with grants awarded to areas of family member interest.

Geographic Focus

The Foundation focuses its giving in New York, with particular focus on Manhattan as well as the Hudson Valley, and other areas of interest to the family.

Types of Support

The Foundation prefers to fund:

  • General/Operating Support
  • Program Support
  • Scholarship Funds

Capital Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

The Foundation is open to providing grants wherever needed most by the non-profits it supports.


The Trustees of the Krell Family Foundation have chosen to be proactive in their giving and therefore, applications are accepted by invitation only.

Eligibility Requirements

The Foundation will consider all qualified applications received from organizations that are exempt from taxation under the Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). If you are a 509(a)(3) Supporting Organization, please be prepared to provide additional information. Grants are not made to support individuals.

Grant Cycle and Deadline Information

As grant requests are by invite only, the Foundation will advise on annual deadlines.

The foundation will typically have two grant-making cycles per year, one over the summer (July, August, early September timeframe) and a fall cycle in late November.

Organizations selected to receive funding will be notified accordingly, typically in late summer or late November/early December.

Recipients of grants are expected to submit a final report on the expenditure of the funds and an evaluation of the project.