Welcome to the Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation. We have endeavored to make this website as user-friendly and informative as possible. It’s updated to January 2015. We welcome questions or comments.
The Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation is a private charitable foundation created in 1957 by Conrad Klee and his wife. Since that time it has made charitable grants to various qualified nonprofit organizations, primarily in Broome County, NY.
The Klee Foundation is committed to promoting, nurturing and educating a healthy community. Accordingly, particular focus is placed upon grant proposals seeking funding to support sustainable programs that can demonstrate how they can help to achieve that goal.
Elements of this goal may include, but not be limited to:
- Educating and promoting healthy lifestyles
- Encouraging synergism that occurs when organizations cooperate to promote these ends
- Ensuring that young people in Broome County have access to higher education
- Supporting the rich arts opportunities of the area
It supports the arts and humanities, education, health, and human services through its grants. A board of directors meets eight times a year. At its March and November meetings the board reviews and acts on grant proposals. It may choose to review proposals at an additional meeting if circumstances warrant. The board joins other foundations, charities and corporate giving programs across the county in supporting Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice: A Guide for Charities and Foundations. The Guide resulted from charities and foundations reflecting a broad cross-section of the American nonprofit community coming together for the first time to develop principles of good governance that they aspire to and encourage all organizations to follow. See Principles and Standards for more detail.
Nonprofit organizations interested in applying should read and follow grant guidelines. Staff welcomes questions, and will assist applicants to the extent possible.
Call Judith Peckham, Executive Director, or Michele Duquella, Administrative Assistant, at 607-722-2266.