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.  

Join us for a special event on February 28, Power of the Past, Force for the Future, at the American Jazz Museum, where we will celebrate BCF’s outgoing, founding leadership, G. Lawrence Blankinship and Reverend Jimmie Banks. Learn more and purchase tickets.

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. 

Give to the Black Community Scholarship Endowment Fund

Give to the Black Community Scholarship Fund

Give to the Black Community Fund

Apply for a Black Community Fund Scholarship

Apply for a Black Community Fund Grant

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1055 Broadway Blvd., Suite 130
Kansas City, MO 64105

Board of Directors: 
Sheilahn Davis-Wyatt, Chair
Damon Bryant
Dan Haley
Rhonda Holman
Kevin Masters
Emmet Pierson, Jr.