Competitive Grant Opportunities

About Our Competitive Grant Opportunities

All grant opportunities are listed below and will be updated with new deadlines as the dates become available. If you are returning to continue work on an application or need to complete a report form, please visit https://www.grants.growyourgiving.org.

For technical assistance with the application process, please contact grants@growyourgiving.org or 816.627.3452.

See a list of other local funders in the Kansas City community at the bottom of this page.

If your organization is looking to build long-term assets and reserves, you might be interested in establishing an agency fund. Learn more.


The purpose of the Kansas City, Missouri Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is to unite graduates of regionally accredited educational institutions to promote equity, education, intellectual growth, individual worth and development of opportunities for women and girls. The mission of the Nettie Irene Van Der Veer Wagy Fund is to further the mission of AAUW and to honor Irene Wagy.

Application Timeline: This opportunity is currently closed. Please check back for future updates.
Contact Information: Kelli Doyle, doyle@growyourgiving.org or 816.268.3203


The American Century Investments Foundation, established in 2000, is overseen by a board of directors that sets guidelines and priorities for the Foundation and makes all grant decisions on behalf of the Foundation. Assistance in grants administration is provided to the Foundation by the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation. Learn more about American Century Investments® and its other areas of community investments.

Application Timeline: This opportunity is currently closed. Please check back for future updates.
Contact Information: grants@growyourgiving.org or 816.627.3452


Established as a fund at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation by the Hall Family Foundation in 1983, the Black Community Fund (BCF) has been investing in the African American community in Greater Kansas City for over 30 years. 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. BCF became an affiliate of the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation in 2007.

Application Timeline: This opportunity is currently closed. Please check back for future updates.
Contact Information: blackcommunityfund@growyourgiving.org


The Children's Services Fund of Jackson County grants to nonprofit organizations in support of programming that promote mental health and social-emotional well-being for children and youth, aged 19 and younger.

Application Timeline: This opportunity is currently closed. Please check back for future updates.
Contact Information: Children's Services Fund, 816.832.6340, hello@jacokids.org


The Clay County Children’s Services Fund will provide grants to organizations offering services that protect the well-being and safety of children nineteen years of age or younger residing in Clay County, Missouri. Such services may include counseling, family support, temporary residential services, and other such services set out in RSMo 210.861.

Application Timeline: This opportunity is currently closed. Please check back for future updates.
Contact Information: Kathy Macken, kmacken@claycokids.org


The Eastland Giving Circle (EGC) is a group of philanthropic and civic-minded individuals dedicated to making a substantive impact to the eastern Jackson County, Missouri area through a yearly donation. The primary grant focus in 2022 is to support housing for those in need in Eastern Jackson County, Missouri.

Application Timeline: This opportunity is currently closed. Please check back for future updates.
Contact Information:
 Cindy Sickendick, clsick7195@gmail.com


Established in 2002, Heartland Utilities for Energy Efficiency (HUEE) was organized with the purpose to promote energy efficiency through energy education, resources and actions to help assure a secure energy future for residents of the greater Kansas City area. HUEE provides grants to organizations focusing on providing energy efficiency education activities or the adoption of energy efficiency measures in the residential sector.

Application Timeline: Grant applications may be submitted at any time and will be reviewed at the next regularly scheduled monthly HUEE board meeting.
Contact Information: Sarah Forgey, forgey@growyourgiving.org or 816.627.3444


Organized in 2002, the purpose of Heartland Utilities for Energy Efficiency (HUEE) is to promote energy efficiency through energy education, resources and actions to help assure a secure energy future for residents of the greater Kansas City area. HUEE provides grants to schools through a public service announcement (PSA) video contest. The contest is an exciting opportunity to engage middle school students to be creative and learn more about energy efficiency and sustainability.

Application Available: Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022
Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 12, 2023
Contact Information: Sarah Forgey, forgey@growyourgiving.org or 816.627.3444


Hispanic Development Fund

The Hispanic Development Fund (HDF) Grants Program has moved to an invitation-only application process and does not accept unsolicited letters of inquiry or proposals. To seek out grantees, HDF staff actively engages with a wide range of stakeholder groups and monitors ongoing and emerging issues in our Hispanic community. Proposals from potential grantees will be invited based on priorities set by the HDF Advisory Board.

Contact Information: info@hdfkc.org


The Homelessness Trust Fund was established at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation in 1988 to serve as an endowment for assistance to homeless individuals and those in danger of becoming homeless. Grants are made annually to organizations for distribution to eligible individuals residing in Kansas City, Missouri, and/or Jackson County, Missouri.

Application Timeline: This opportunity is currently closed. Please check back for future updates.
Contact Information: Kelli Doyle, doyle@growyourgiving.org or 816.268.3203


Impact KC is a group of philanthropic and civic-minded individuals dedicated to making a substantive impact to the well-being of the Kansas City metropolitan area through volunteerism, fundraising and education. Impact KC receives funding from its general membership, and the fund is administered by the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation. Impact KC awards one-time grants to one to four organizations through an annual application process.

Application Timeline: This opportunity is currently closed. Please check back for future updates.
Contact Information:
Dan Ryan, danryankc@gmail.com, and David Wetzel, dnwetzel@me.com


Irven E. and NeVada P. Linscomb Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Linscomb were dedicated to helping those who, through no fault of their own, could not help themselves. This grant opportunity supports programs impacting the lives of underserved, low-income children ages birth to 18 in Clay and Platte Counties.

Application Timeline: The Irven E. and NeVada P. Linscomb Foundation acknowledges the unique challenges nonprofits continue to face and recognizes that agencies’ ability to serve clients, raise funds, and manage business has changed greatly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to the crisis, the Foundation has canceled the current competitive application process in an effort to reduce the burden on nonprofit organizations. In 2022, grantees will be contacted directly by Foundation staff. Contact Gwen Wurst or Sarah Forgey with any questions.


Jacob L. and Ella C. Loose Foundation

The board of directors of the Jacob L. and Ella C. Loose Foundation has determined to pursue a strategy informed by both quantitative and qualitative data, that focuses on deploying resources which address healthy lifestyle disparities experienced by Black, indigenous, and people of color in Kansas City, Missouri. How this strategy will be enacted is yet to be determined. The group is considering many elements including how to align with philanthropy’s best practices through proposal procedures, addressing systemic issues or supporting responsive programs, how the Foundation will engage with the community to partner and learn, and how the Foundation can assist grantee partners beyond financial contributions.

Through this process, the Foundation believes that transparency is key to being a strong community partner. In 2022, grantees will be contacted directly by Foundation staff. The Foundation is not accepting applications at this time. Please visit this page for updates throughout the year. Contact Gwen Wurst at wurst@growyourgiving.org or 816.627.3446 and Kelli Doyle at doyle@growyourgiving.org or 816.268.3203 with any questions.


The Hunt Family Foundation is committed to making a positive impact on those in need in the communities where we live and work through philanthropy, programming and volunteerism. In 2023, the Kansas City Chiefs will select one organization to have the opportunity to be the beneficiary of the Chiefs Charity Game for 2024. The chosen organization will receive 90% of the proceeds from the Chiefs Charity Game, with the remaining 10% of the proceeds dedicated to the sustainability of the Chiefs Charity Game and its future beneficiaries through the Hunt Family Foundation.

Statement of Interest Available: Monday, Nov. 7, 2022
Statement of Interest Deadline: Monday, Dec. 12, 2022
Contact Information:
Denise St. Omer, stomer@growyourgiving.org or 816.627.3417


Latina Giving Circle of Greater Kansas City

The Latina Giving Circle of Greater Kansas City (LGC) was formed in 2013 to provide support to nonprofit organizations with programs that improve the quality of life for Latina women and girls in the greater Kansas City area. The LGC also seeks to promote philanthropic education and giving among Latinas in the community.

Grantmaking Adaptation In Response to COVID-19: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on its membership, the Latina Giving Circle canceled its current grant application process. The Latina Giving Circle acknowledges the unique challenges nonprofits are facing and recognizes that the ability to serve clients, raise funds, and manage operations has changed greatly. At this time, the Latina Giving Circle is not considering direct requests for funding. Please contact Amanda Sisney, amanda.sisney@jacksonlewis.com with any questions.


Liberty Giving Circle (LGC) is a group of philanthropic and civic-minded women dedicated to making a significant impact on the well-being of the citizens of the Liberty area. LGC awards a grant to one or more organizations through the annual application process.

Application Timeline: This opportunity is currently closed. Please check back for future updates.
Contact Information: Dianne Ferrell, 816.289.0023, and Claire Bishop, 816.516.0564 or clairebishop505@gmail.com


The Northland Community Foundation (NCF), an affiliate of the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, seeks to improve the quality of life in the Northland by increasing charitable giving, connecting donors to community needs they care about and providing leadership on critical community issues. By using an RFP approach, NCF aims to solicit the best thinking of nonprofit organizations, public sector agencies, research institutions, and other entities serving Clay and Platte Counties.

Application Timeline: This opportunity is currently closed. Please check back for future updates.
Contact Information: Gwen Wurst, wurst@growyourgiving.org or 816.627.3446


Parade of Hearts Beneficiary
Parade of Hearts is a public art experience that celebrates our diversity, unites communities and supports nonprofits by placing beautifully designed hearts by local artists throughout the Kansas City region. Public charities throughout the Kansas City region may submit an application for consideration to become the third beneficiary for Parade of Hearts. A selection committee will review applications and choose the third beneficiary that will be announced in early 2023.

Application Available: Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022
Application Deadline: Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023
Contact Information: grants@growyourgiving.org or 816.627.3452


Established in 2016, the Sisters’ Circle's mission is to increase charitable giving within African American communities and to benefit African American communities in the Greater Kansas City area. Annually the Sisters' Circle Fund provides grants to nonprofit organizations who work with intention to improve the quality of life, or provide services of significant value to the Kansas City region’s African American communities. The Sisters’ Circle Fund is a giving circle. The award will be determined upon the Membership’s review of submitted applications, and is dependent upon funding availability in each year.

Application Timeline: This opportunity is currently closed. Please check back for future updates.
Contact Information: sisterscirclefund@gmail.com


In keeping with the intent of Healthy Communities Wyandotte, the focus will be to fund programs that increase knowledge and action toward long-term changes that enable Wyandotte County community members to eat healthy food and be physically active. The selection committee is seeking applications that demonstrate cultural relevance, address opportunities to increase knowledge and improve the food environment or support active living through utilization of Wyandotte County’s environmental infrastructure.

Application Timeline: This opportunity is currently closed. Please check back for future updates. 
Contact Information: Denise St. Omer, stomer@growyourgiving.org or 816.627.3417 and Kelli Doyle, doyle@growyourgiving.org or 816.268.3203


The Mary Elizabeth Martin Scholarship Trust grants to nonprofits that have current 501(c)(3) status. Awards ranging from $500 to $3,000 may be used for charitable or educational purposes, which may include providing one or more scholarships to assist students to obtain a college or university education in the United States.

Application Timeline: This opportunity is currently closed. Please check back for future updates.
Contact Information: grants@growyourgiving.org or 816.627.3452


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