The Kelly Foundation makes grants to various charitable organizations in the community including, but not limited to, education institutions, hospitals, cultural activities (such as symphonies and museums), and groups for the benefit of children.
Kelly Broadcasting Company’s KCRA‐TV (Sacramento‐Stockton‐Modesto, CA) went on the air on September 5, 1955. As Sacramento’s leading news broadcaster, it’s slogan, “Where the News Comes First,” more than speaks to the KCRA‐TV dedication to the community in this area.
For decades, the Kelly family has reached out to the community to enhance quality of life through charitable contributions. The owners of Kelly Broadcasting Co. established the Kelly Foundation in December 1988 as the formal vehicle for structuring charitable contributions to help meet the challenges of its social responsibilities. The Kelly family sold KCRA‐TV in 1999 and has continued the Kelly Foundation ever since.
In 2009 the River City Bank Foundation merged with the Kelly Foundation and executives of the Bank currently serve on the Foundation's Board. Jon S. Kelly founded River City and continues to support the Bank, and his daughter, Shawn Devlin, who currently serves as Chairman of the Board. The Kelly Foundation is an expression of the importance the Kelly family places on being a good neighbor and citizen in all the regions where they do business.
In order to be considered for a grant from the Kelly Foundation you must review the guidelines and submit a completed Application along with an Executive Summary. Please use the links below to download the documents in either Word or PDF format. The Distribution Committee reviews all applications that we receive. Any application missing any one of the required items will be disqualified.
Use this link to Download Application in PDF format.
Use this link to Download Application in Word Doc format.
Use this link to Download the Executive Summary in PDF format.
Use this link to Download the Executive Summary in Word Doc format.
Please send your completed Application and Executive Summary to:
P.O. Box. 255868
Sacramento, CA 95865
Please do not send your application via Federal Express or Certified Return Receipt, as this is a Post Office Box and we are not there to sign for the package.
In order to be considered for a grant from the Kelly Foundation you must review the guidelines prior to submitting a completed application.
Please click on the Download Guidelines link to open in PDF format.
Here is a sampling of some of the past Kelly Foundation grant recipients: