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Of Current Interest

Impact Story: Predicting Catalyst Selectivity

The laboratory of Dr. Scott Denmark at the University of Illinois has developed a new, computationally-guided workflow that can accelerate the identification and optimization of catalysts.  A Keck grant made in 2013 has realized its primary goal of leveraging the power of informatics (machine learning) to guide the optimization of certain types of catalysis in organic synthesis.

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Special Grants: Disaster Relief

In December 2018, in the wake of the devastating California wildfires, the Foundation's Board of Directors and Members decided to award special grants of $500,000 each to Direct Relief and the California Community Foundation's Wildfire Relief Fund for their rebuilding efforts.

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Phase I Application Deadline for All Programs

Phase I applications for the Wednesday, May 1, 2019 deadline must be submitted no later than 4:30pm (PT) on deadline day.  Program information and submission instructions can be found under the following links:

Research Program Phase I Information

Southern California Program Phase I Information

Undergraduate Education Program Phase I Information

Annual Report

At the Interface

Our theme for this year's report is "interface" - the place at which independent and often unrelated systems meet and act on or communicate with each other.

Our Mission

Far-Reaching Benefits

The W. M. Keck Foundation seeks to generate far-reaching benefits for humanity by supporting pioneering discoveries in science, engineering and medicine, and organizations that enrich the lives of children, youth and families.

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