Kontoor Brands Foundation FAQs

Application FAQs

We represent a program operating with a fiscal sponsor that has an IRS 501(c)(3) designation. Are we eligible to apply?

The Foundation only accepts applications from non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations that are running their own programs and does not accept fiscal sponsor requests for support.

What is the grant amount that the Foundation provides?

The Foundation provides grants of up to $50,000 depending upon the size of the organization and program budgets and scope of the activity being addressed.

Does the Foundation have examples of previous grants awarded?

This is the Foundation’s inaugural year of operation. As a result, its first grants will be publicized no later than December 2023.

When are the submission application cycles and deadlines?

For Cycle I funding, the application opens June 5, 2023 at 9 a.m. ET and the deadline is July 1, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET. For Cycle II funding, the application opens Oct. 1, 2023 at 9:00 ET and the deadline is Oct. 31, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

How will submissions be judged?

Submissions will be evaluated based upon their level of adherence to the Foundation’s guidelines.

Can I submit multiple proposals?

Only one proposal per organization is permitted.

When will grantees be selected and contacted?

For the Cycle I funding round, grantees will be notified in September, 2023. For the Cycle II funding round, grantees will be notified in December, 2023.

Are there limitations on how the grant should be used?

The grantee will be required to spend the grant funds as specified in the grant award letter and corresponding application, which includes a proposed budget of expenditures. A progress report will be required of each grantee specifying how the proposed grant funds were actually spent and an explanation of any variances.

Are both foundation focus areas open for application in 2023?

For Cycle I and Cycle II funding in 2023, the Foundation will be accepting applications only for the focus area of Nourish & Shelter. Applications for the focus area of Learn & Prosper will be considered in subsequent funding rounds starting in 2024.