Who funds KEI?

KEI is a U.S. tax exempt organization, under 501(3)(c) of the IRS rules.

KEI is supported by grants and research contracts, including in recent years from the following institutions:

  • Foundation to Promote Open Society
  • Perls Foundation
  • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan & Hospitals
  • American University/Arcadia Foundation
  • Gordon R Irlam Charitable Foundation

KEI also receives a small amount of funding through personal, individual contributions. If you would like to donate to KEI’s efforts, please visit: https://www.keionline.org/donate

In previous years, KEI received funding from the following foundations, among others:

  • Ford Foundation
  • The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Open Society Institute
  • Rockefeller Foundation
  • Rockefeller Brothers Fund
  • Sun Hill Family Foundation

In 2006 KEI received a MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions.

In 2013, KEI solicited donations on behalf of a travel fund supporting NGOs (other than KEI) to attend the diplomatic conference for the WIPO Marrakesh Treaty for persons who are blind or have other disabilities.

KEI Europe is a separate legal entity. KEI Europe has received support from:

  • Heinrich Böll Foundation
  • Camino Stiftung

If you are interested in supporting KEI’s work, please contact Claire Cassedy (Claire.Cassedy@keionline.org,) or donate here.