Northland Giving Circle

Fund Description: 

Northland Giving Circle (NGC) is a group of philanthropic and civic-minded individuals dedicated to making a significant impact to the well-being of Platte and Clay counties through a yearly donation. One $30,000 grant is awarded yearly for a program/project that provides basic needs of food, clothing and/or shelter to residents of Platte and/or Clay counties.

Contact Person: 
Cindy Rhodes, crhodes46@hotmail.com or 816.746.4602


Application Deadline:
October 15, 2014, 5 p.m.
For technical assistance with the online grant application contact the Community Foundation at 816.627.3429 or grants@growyourgiving.org.

Grant Restrictions and Requirements:
The following will be excluded from consideration:

  • Individuals, political parties, candidates or political activities.
  • Primary and secondary educational institutions.
  • Religious organizations or denominational programs.
  • Capital campaigns.

Northland Giving Circle Founding Members:
Gaye Ballinger, Judy Spinner, Sally Bailey, Donna Sumpter, Linda Mitchell, Linda Ward, and Cindy Rhodes the Grant Application Committee Chairman

2014 Grant Application Procedure/Time Line:

  • August 22, 2014 – Applications for 2014 available online through the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation internet grant application module (IGAM).
  • October 15, 2014 – Deadline for applications to be submitted (5 p.m. CDT). If you cannot meet the deadline you are invited to apply next year.
  • November 3 - 7, 2014 Northland Giving Circle Grant Application Committee will select three finalists to submit to membership for final vote.
  • January 2015 – Northland Giving Circle members will vote; the organization receiving highest number of votes will be awarded grant.
  • February 2015 – Formal presentation of $30,000 award will take place with awardee.
  • March 2015 - Annual Celebration for recognition of grant recipient and member of Northland Giving Circle.

If Northland Giving Circle has any questions regarding your proposal, a member of the Grant Application Committee may contact you via phone or email requesting further information or an appointment for a site visit. If you have questions, please call or email Cindy Rhodes (816.741.3162, crhodes46@hotmail.com). For technical assistance with the online grant application contact the Community Foundation (816.627.3420 grants@growyourgiving.org).

The recipient of any grant from Northland Giving Circle must use the funds awarded for the specific purpose(s) as outlined in the original grant proposal. Northland Giving Circle requires a report detailing expenditures to date, planned expenditures and interim results of the program by July 30, 2015. In addition, a final report is required detailing full expenditures and final results of the program by January 30, 2016.

IGAM Instructions: 
Click here to register to access the 2014 Northland Giving Circle Grant Application.
You will be prompted to create a username and password, unless previously done so.
Users are encouraged to create a single username and password for your organization to be shared among staff.
Save the iGAM homepage to your web browser favorites to access draft and submitted applications: www.grantrequest.com/SID_1164?SA=AM.
A compatible web browser must be used, either Internet Explorer version 6 or higher or Fire Fox version 1.5 or higher and have cookies enabled.