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Awards and Grants



KEEN San Francisco is awarded $10,000 from Bay Area Youth Sports Foundation (BAYS) in support of KEEN's efforts in San Francisco for their athletes from all over the Bay Area.




KEEN Los Angeles is awarded $17,000 grant from Variety, the Children's Charity!


Thank You, Variety!




KEEN Phoenix is delighted to announce it has been awarded a $5000 grant from Thunderbird Charities to support our new programming at the Virginia G. Piper Sports & Fitness Center.

Thank you, Thunderbird Charities!



KEEN New York Named participant for the Volunteer Impact Partnership (VIP) Program by New York Cares
KEEN New York will participate in an intensive three year volunteer impact study with New York Cares to identify and measure the benefits of multi-level volunteer services on nonprofit capacity.



KEEN Los Angeles Receives $10,000 grant from LA 84.





KEEN USA Receives $25,000 grant from the May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust.

KEEN USA wins $10,000 and a 15-second spot on NBC's NFL Sunday Night Football Halftime Show from Toyota, through their Halftime Hand-Off Competition.  Toyota also produced a 2-minute video about KEEN.


And from our archives...

KEEN Receives at $30,000 grant from CVS Caremark Charitable Trust
KEEN is delighted to announce this award, as part of CVS Caremark Charitable Trust’s $6.3 million in grants supporting causes including children with disabilities and those who are uninsured. The money will be used to enable KEEN to determine if our programs fully meet the exercise needs of our athletes - the children with disabilities we serve.


KEEN Greater DC Receives Top Honors
We are proud to announce that The Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington has selected KEEN Greater DC to be featured in the 2010-11 Catalogue. A panel of 90 expert reviewers from area foundations, corporate giving programs, larger non-profit organizations, and the DC government evaluated nearly 240 applications; KEEN Greater DC is one of 68 outstanding nonprofits to be featured this year!




KEEN St. Louis Receives Missouri Foundation for Health Grant
This grant provides funding over the next two years for staff salaries, equipment, and supplies associated with the KEEN Sports and Swim programs. The Missouri Foundation for Health is a philanthropic organization whose vision is to improve the health of the people in the communities it serves. With the support of MFH, KEEN will continue to be able to offer our unique, one-to-one sports coaching program free of charge to St. Louis youth with developmental and physical disabilities. MFH recognizes that KEEN’s program meets a critical health need for these underserved youth by providing them with a free and safe place for physical activity with the support of volunteer coaches. We are grateful for the support of MFH and look forward to a continued collaboration with them.

KEEN USA and Boundless Playgrounds received a $100,000 grant from CIGNA
This grant is to build an accessible playground in Phoenix, AZ and expand KEEN servies in the city of Phoenix. We are grateful to CIGNA for their support of KEEN programs. We are also thrilledto be partnering for the first time with Boundless Playgrounds.

Suzanne Wright of Autism Speaks Visits KEEN San Francisco!
Last December, Autism Speaks awarded KEEN USA a $14,285 grant in support of our affiliate expansion. Recently, Suzanne Wright, co-founder of Autism Speaks, visited KEEN San Francisco. She met KEEN athlete Jonah and his mother Sally along with a KEEN volunteer, KEEN SF Board President Stephanie Duchene, KEEN SF Executive Director Jennifer Senecal and KEEN USA Executive Director Linda Platt. Click here to see what Autism Speaks has to say about the KEEN visit their website..

KEEN USA Receives Daniels Fund Grant!
KEEN USA received an $11,000 grant from the Daniels Fund in support of our 2008 affiliate expansion. The Daniels Fund operates the Daniels Fund Scholarship Program and the Daniels Fund Grants Program. The Fund was established in 1997 by Bill Daniels, a pioneer in cable television know for his kindness and generosity to those in need.

Federal Communications Bar Association Foundation
KEEN was also recognized by the Federal Communications Bar Association Foundation. In 2005 they named KEEN Greater DC the sole beneficiary of the procedes of their annual silent auction - over $76,000 - to bring KEEN programs into the underserved area of Southeast DC.

Washingtonian Magazine
In celebration of its 40th anniversary, Washingtonian Magazine name KEEN Greater DC as one of the "40 organizations [that] strengthen the bodies and spirits of young Washingtonians."