Eastland Giving Circle

Fund Description: 

The Eastland Giving Circle (EGC) is a group of philanthropic and civic-minded individuals dedicated to making a substantive impact to the wellbeing of the eastern Jackson County, Missouri area through a yearly donation.

EGC will award a grant to one organization through this annual application process. An organization may receive this grant once in a three-year period. Grant recipients will be announced in early November. Grants are made only to non-profit organizations that are exempt from Federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and have an eastern Jackson County, Missouri presence and mailing address.

The primary focus for 2017 will be on new programs/projects supporting Children's Needs: Prenatal to Toddler. Applicants must have a REVIEWED nonprofit profile with the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation. Application must be completed online through IGAM.

Contact Person: 
Melanie Cline, mimimjc@att.net or Pam Stepp, 816.260.7330

Grant Range:
For 2017, the grant range will be $25,000-$30,000. EGC awards the entire amount to one organization for a special project. The grant applicant must apply for the full amount of the grant award.

Application Deadline:
September 11, 2017, 5:00 p.m.

For technical assistance with the online grant application contact the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation at 816.627.3452 or grants@growyourgiving.org

The following will be excluded from consideration:

  • Individuals, political parties, candidates or political activities
  • Primary and secondary educational institutions
  • Religious organizations for denominational programs
  • Requests for general operating funds

Eastland Giving Circle Board Members:
Jane Stepp, Kelley Manning, Melanie Cline, Lauri Meyer, Nancy Bruns, Pam Stepp, Lori Irwin, Chris Foresee and Shawnna Fleenor

Grant Application Procedure/Timeline:

  • July 13, 2017: Application available online. Click HERE to access the online application
  • September 11, 2017: Applications must be completed online through IGAM and submitted by 5 p.m. on this date
  • October 2017: EGC Grant Committee will select finalists and members will vote online
  • November 2017: Funds presented to award recipient
  • August 31, 2018: Outcomes report due to Eastland Giving Circle Grant Committee and general membership

If EGC has any questions regarding your proposal, a board member may contact you requesting further information or an appointment for a site visit.

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 nonprofitsearch@growyourgiving.org or 816.842.0388.

All applications must be submitted online by 5:00 p.m. CST on the due date through 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 816.627.3452.

  • First-time IGAM users will need to create a username 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.