The Kinder Morgan Foundation focuses exclusively on academic education and the arts. It supports programs that benefit traditionally underserved youth, including minorities and girls, with a majority of contributions directed to STEM programs. The organization supporting the program and the program itself must have clearly defined objectives and demonstrate strong community ties. Programs must be located in Kinder Morgan’s selected areas of operations or benefit youth in these areas. Typical grants are between $5,000 and $20,000, and nonprofits, public schools and private schools may apply. The program must serve more than 500 underserved youth in grades K-12 and have a proven track record of success.