Black Community Fund

Enhancing Black communities in Kansas City.

April 2021

We are pleased to launch our 2021 grant opportunity.

BCF grants provide support to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations focusing on enhancing the socio-economic aspects of the African American community in the Greater Kansas City area. Preference will be given to Black-led, Black-serving organizations addressing the impact of COVID-19 on the Black community. Churches and faith-based organizations are eligible to apply.

Application Available: April 16, 2021
Application Deadline: 
June 4, 2021 at 5 p.m. Central

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About the Black Community Fund

The Black Community Fund (BCF), an affiliate of the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, was established by the Hall Family Foundation in 1983. Its mission is to provide support and leadership to enhance socio-economic aspects of African-American communities in the Greater Kansas City area.

BCF has awarded more than $4.5 million to more than 200 nonprofit organizations addressing critical community needs. In 2010, BCF launched an academic scholarship program. Students receive a minimum of $5,000 and commit to 16 hours of community service. 84 students make up BCF's college-going pipeline, and they have a presence in 33 U.S. institutions from HBCUs (historically black colleges and universities) to Ivy Leagues.

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NaTika Rowles, Executive Director or 816.268.3296

Board of Directors:

Emmet Pierson, Jr., Board Chair
Damon Bryant, Vice Chair
Shannon Berry
Dan Haley
Rhonda Holman
Darron Story


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