Marcy Shulman Memorial Organization Grant Program

This program is currently closed.  Please check back in February of 2020.

The Colburn-Keenan Foundation is committed to providing assistance and support to community, local, and national organizations that offer programs and services to individuals and families with chronic illnesses in the United States, with priority on those within bleeding disorders community.

The Marcy Shulman Memorial Organization Grant Program is named in honor of one of the founding members of the Colburn-Keenan Foundation’s Board of Directors, Marcy Shulman.  Marcy was a long-time friend, co-worker, and collaborator of the Foundation’s founders, Donald Colburn and Kathy Ann Keenan. Marcy helped bring to fruition Don’s and Kathy’s final project, the Colburn-Keenan Foundation, following their passing from cancer in 2006.  Marcy worked tirelessly developing the support programs and fine-tuning the mission of the Foundation, even as she battled cancer which would finally claim her in December of 2010.

What organizations are eligible to apply?

  • Organizations that offer programs and services to individuals and families with chronic illnesses in the United States, with priority on those within the bleeding disorders community
  • Organizations must have their 501c (3) status.
  • Organizations are eligible to apply for and potentially receive one Marcy Shulman Memorial Organization Grant each year.

What type of grant proposals will be considered for funding?

  • Projects must intend to improve the quality of life and health of members of the bleeding disorders and chronic illnesses communities.
  • Organizations should not submit proposals for projects similar to the various programs offered by the Colburn-Keenan Foundation, including but not limited to:
    • financial assistance programs to individuals and families facing financial hardship
    • grant programs for other organizations
    • undergraduate scholarship programs for students with bleeding disorders
    • campership programs to help children attend summer camps
    • education travel grant programs to help individuals attend educational conferences

Grant Details:

  • Grant awards are considered up to a maximum of $10,000.
  • Grants are for the 2019-2020 grant cycle which is July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.  Expenses incurred prior to July 1, 2019 will not be covered by this grant and all grant money must be used on or before June 30, 2020.
  • All grant funds as well as any interest earned thereon must be expended for charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes in accordance with the activities outlined in your grant proposal.
  • The grant funds may not be used for any of the following purposes: to attempt to influence legislation or the outcome of any specific public election; to carry on, directly or indirectly, any voter registration drive; to make grants to individuals or to other organizations, which do not comply with the requirements of Section 4945(d)(3) (or (4)), or undertake any activities for a non-charitable purpose.
  • Any funds not expended or committed for the purposes of the grant within the period indicated in the grant approval letter must be returned to the Foundation.


If you are interested in more information on the Colburn-Keenan organization grant program, please use the application form linked above.