Information and Application for Current Grant Cycle
Granting more than $118,000 in the past three years
After the Harvest fights hunger, improves nutrition and reduces food waste by rescuing fresh produce that might otherwise be wasted. They received $7,500 for a barcode scanner system to improve cost-effective delivery of nutritious food.
Camp Encourage provides overnight camping opportunities for youth on the autism spectrum. They received $5,000 to fund a carnival at the end of each of their two four-day overnight summer sessions.
G.I.F.T. Generating Income For Tomorrow provides grants to Black-owned businesses in Kansas City that operate in low-income areas, specifically east of Troost Avenue. They received $10,000 to advance G.I.F.T.'s Business Center, which provides co-working space and technical assistance to catalyze business growth in the urban core.
Gilda’s Club’s mission is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. They received $2,205 for a laptop and tablet used for their cancer distress screener that assists in developing a personal care plan that enables patients to take control of their life with and through a cancer diagnosis.
Red Tail Academy provides a path to launch students of color into the field of aviation. They received $10,950 to fund ground school for 10 students and community engagement outreach activities to reach 600+ students.
The Whole Person provides a broad range of services to people with disabilities. They received $7,650 to support the purchase of Paralympic equipment, resulting in Kansas City’s first track and field team for athletes with physical/sensory disabilities and the first Paralympic track meet for local and regional participants.
Inclusion Connections - $15,000 to purchase PawsAbilities van to transport jobholders and visit mobile store events
LevelUP Kids - $7,500 to purchase spot vision screener to expand vision care to low-income children
Urban Ranger Corps - $15,000 for van purchase to help transport young men to work sites, extracurricular activities, and volunteer opportunities
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Flourish Furnishings - $2,000 to help spread hope throughout the Kansas City region
Scraps KC - $2,000 for making KC textile waste sustainable
Bags of Fun Kansas City - $8,000 to "support the mission of Bags of Fun KC by purchasing awesome toys and games for children with cancer and other long-term illnesses."
Center for the Developmentally Disabled - $3,000 to "support CDD’s long-term vision of providing critical support services to those with developmental disabilities by purchasing Chromebooks used to deliver content and media resources for their enjoyment and personal development."
Christmas in October - $5,000 to "repair of roofs for 5 to 7 homes of low-income seniors, resulting in enhanced safety and equity for the homeowners, as well as value for the neighborhood, through its network of professionals and volunteers."
Determination Inc. - $12,000 to "help fund Determination Inc.’s entrepreneur-accelerator competition, which gives formerly incarcerated individuals a jump start into rebuilding their careers and their communities. The competition helps provide matching grants and skills that help them and their companies rocket to success."
Northland Therapeutic Riding Center - $2,000 to "purchase the supplies necessary to ensure their indoor riding arena is safe and comfortable for all of their patrons who visit daily to engage in therapeutic riding sessions with their 11 horses and their PATH-certified trainers, the only ones in the East MO region!"
Sheffield Place - $8,250 to "help redevelop a new building to increase its capacity to serve homeless mothers and their children. The money will be used to purchase needed appliance and other materials used to ensure these families are given every chance of starting a new and better life in the home Sheffield provides."