W.M. Keck Foundation

W.M. Keck Foundation was established in Los Angeles since 1954 by William Myron Keck, the founer of The Super Oil Company.

The vision of the foundation is providing far-reaching benefits for humanity by taking a bold and creative approach to grantmaking.

The foundation focused their giving on Science and Engineering Research; Medical Research; Undergraduate Education; and Southern California.

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$1,022,800,000 - 2011-12-31


$16,939,000 - 2011-12-31

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Recent News from W.M. Keck Foundation

Chapman Dedicates Keck Center for Science and Engineering, Which Promises 'an Incredible ...
Foundation: W.M. Keck Foundation

Supported by a $20 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation, this game-changing facility spans nearly an entire city block and offers...more

Get in on RIO workshops, offered through November
Foundation: Packard Foundation, W.M. Keck Foundation

... invited to a conversation on the David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellowships and the W.M. Keck Foundation Research and Education...more

LeTourneau University gets $250K grant for scanning electron microscope
Foundation: W.M. Keck Foundation

The W.M. Keck Foundation, established in 1954 by Superior Oil Co. founder William Myron Keck, supports science, engineering and medical research grants. The microscope LeTourneau's grant will cover...more

Pacific University (Ore.) Receives $200000 From WM Keck Foundation for Undergraduate ...
Foundation: W.M. Keck Foundation

Newswise — Pacific University has received a multi-year grant of $200,000 from the W.M. Keck Foundation to help the university's College of Arts ... Areas of study within Pacific's School of Arts...more

With Keck Foundation support, CSU researchers to study how viruses attack
Foundation: W.M. Keck Foundation

Life science researchers Tim Stasevich and Brian Musky have received a four-year, $1.2 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation for a project...more

Cal State LA awarded grant to educate Tomorrow's Leaders
Foundation: W.M. Keck Foundation

As a result, Cal State LA has been awarded a three year $375,000 grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation toward the research of paper...more

Iowa State Physicists Win W.M. Keck Foundation Grant to Develop Nanoscope
Foundation: W.M. Keck Foundation

Newswise — AMES, Iowa – Researchers from Iowa State University's department of physics and astronomy are working to build a powerful...more

Iowa State physicists win WM Keck Foundation grant to develop nanoscope
Foundation: W.M. Keck Foundation

The W.M. Keck Foundation of Los Angeles - one of the country's largest philanthropic organizations - recently awarded a three-year, $1.3 million...more

Two Duke researchers receive $1 million grant for brain studies
Foundation: W.M. Keck Foundation

Two Duke brain researchers were awarded a $1 million grant by the W.M. Keck Foundation, the University announced Wednesday. Fan...more

CSUSM Awarded $250K from Keck Foundation
Foundation: W.M. Keck Foundation

The W.M. Keck Foundation has awarded a $250,000 grant to California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) to develop a program on...more

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