US Bank - Mary Elizabeth Martin Scholarship Trust

Fund Description: 

The Mary Elizabeth Martin Scholarship Trust was established in 1961, and is considered a Private Foundation under section 509 (a) of the Internal Revenue Code. The trustee is required to annually distribute the net investment income to tax exempt organizations to be used for charitable or educational purposes, which may include providing one or more scholarships to assist worthy students to obtain a college or university education in the United States. The trust is administered by US Bank and the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation administers this grant competition. An advisory committee chosen by US Bank makes all grant decisions. Grants are awarded annually in August and typically range from $500-$3,000.

Contact Person: 
LaVon Colhour / colhour@growyougiving.org / 816.627.3400


Deadline: Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 5 p.m. CST

Grant Restrictions and Requirements:
Grants are made only to organizations that are exempt from Federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Important Dates: 

  • Application Available: February 17, 2014
  • Deadline: April 17, 2014 at 5:00 pm CST
  • Determination / Notification: August

Procedures for Grant Seekers: 
Review your organization's Nonprofit Profile to ensure that all information is current. For questions about updating your profile or having REVIEWED status, please contact the Donor Relations and Education Team at 816.842.0388 or nonprofitsearch@growyourgiving.org.

All applications forms must be submitted online by 5:00 p.m. CST on the due date through the internet grant application module (iGAM).

Application/iGAM Instructions: 
Please read the grant guidelines and application instructions in their entirety before you begin an application. If you have technical questions relating to iGAM, please contact grants@growyourgiving.org or call 816.627.3429.

  • First-time iGAM users will need to create a user name and password via the “New Applicant?” link on the iGAM homepage. Previous iGAM users may log in using their existing iGAM account credentials.
  • Users are encouraged to create a single username and password for their organization to be shared among staff.
  • If you have forgotten your password, use the “Forgot Password?” field to recover your password.
  • Save the iGAM homepage to your web browser in order to access and resume draft applications as well as to review previously submitted applications.

The grant application for the US Bank Mary Elizabeth Martin Scholarship Trust can be found here: US Bank Mary Elizabeth Martin Scholarship Trust Application