The Kelly Foundation makes grants to various charitable organizations in the community including, but not limited to, education institutions, hospitals, cultural activities 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 that are posted on this site, and submit a completed online Application.
Please use the link below to complete the application process. You will need to register by creating a new account and login.
Use this link to Begin the Application process.
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:
This chart illustrates how the Foundation has distributed grant funds in the past, shown by category: