Karl Kirchgessner Foundation
The Karl Kirchgessner Foundation supports organizations located in the Southern California area, which are actively engaged in the provision of services in the field of vision.
The Foundation’s mission is to assist economically disadvantaged persons, especially those among the young, the elderly, and the disabled. While the Foundation supports a limited amount of eye research, its emphasis is to support activities in the area of eye care, and in helping those with sight problems to be self-sufficient.
The Foundation’s fiscal year ends June 30th and Grants are normally funded in June. In order for grant applications to receive adequate consideration, Letters of Intent to apply for funding must be received by the Foundation by October 15th. After receipt of such a Letter, the Foundation will advise the applicant whether there is an interest in pursuing the matter and, if so, will request submission of a formal Application.