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15 Oct

Karl Kirchgessner Foundation

  Grant Amount: $50,000


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.


The Foundation makes grants only to organizations which are currently qualified as tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code Section 501 (c)(3) and are not private foundations or supporting organizations.

Typical applicants are organizations which seek to help the blind and other vision-impaired individuals to become self-sufficient. Particular consideration is given to applicants from the Southern California area, as outlined in the Foundation’s Mission Statement.

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