Latina Giving Circle of Greater Kansas City

Fund Description: 

The Latina Giving Circle of Greater Kansas City (LGC) was formed in 2013 to provide support to non-profit organizations that provide 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 our community.

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Make a Donation to the Latina Giving Circle of Greater Kansas City

Application Deadline:
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Latina Giving Circle Steering Committee:
Gaby Flores, Amanda Vega-Mavec, Amanda Sisney, Susan Garrett

Past Grantees:

  • Olathe Parents as Teachers SCPV - $12,000
  • Cristo Rey High School Girls in STEM Education - $2,500
  • Metropolitan Community College Spanish Interpreters - $3,900
  • Migrant Farmworkers Assistance Fund Latinas without Limits - $6,000
  • Coalition of Hispanic Women Against Cancer - $5,002
  • ​​Northeast Community Center - $1,350
  • Midwest Center for Literary Arts (The Writers Place) $1,350​
  • Samuel Rodgers Health Center - $5,200
  • Donnelly College, Participation in Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Conference - $1,400
  • Girls on the Run Team at Argentine Middle School - $2,600
  • Shawnee Mission School District, United States Latino Literature in the Heartland at Shawnee Mission North High School - $6,000

2018 Winners:

  • Art As Mentorship - $1,500
  • Caritas Clinics Inc. - $5,000
  • HappyBottoms - $2,000
  • Start at Zero - $2,000
     

Grant Range: $2,000 - $12,000

Eligibility:

  • Grants are made only to nonprofit organizations that are exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3).
  • The nonprofit organization must be located in one of the following counties located in the Kansas City metropolitan area: Clay, Jackson or Platte in Missouri, or Johnson or Wyandotte in Kansas.
  • The program or project must:
    a) focus on improving the quality of life for Latina women and girls who reside within one of the above-listed counties OR
    b) promote philanthropic education and giving among Latinas residing within one of the above-listed counties.
  • Please indicate the total grant amount requested in the application.

Restrictions:
The following will be excluded from consideration:

  • Individuals, political parties, candidates, or political activities
  • Religious organizations for denominational programs
  • Capital campaigns

Grant Application Timeline:

  • July 1, 2019: Grant application posted online via the Community Foundation website. Click HERE to access the online application.
  • September 3, 2019: Applications must be completed online through the Internet Grant Application Manager (iGAM)
  • September/ October: LGC members review applications, select finalists, and vote on award.
  • November: LGC members meet for year-end celebration and announcement of grant recipients. Funds presented.

If the LGC has any questions regarding a proposal, a board or committee member may contact applicant 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 816.842.0388 or nonprofitsearch@growyourgiving.org.

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 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.