Northland Giving Circle

Fund Description: 

Northland Giving Circle (NGC) is a group of philanthropic and civic-minded individuals dedicated to making a significant impact to the well-being of Clay and Platte counties through a yearly donation. One grant up to $30,000 is awarded yearly for a program/project that provides services that improve the lives of Clay and/or Platte county residents.

The primary focus for 2016 will be on projects supporting at-risk children. Applicants must have a REVIEWED nonprofit profile with the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation. Application must be completed online through IGAM.

Contact Person: 
Judy Spinner / / 816.741.7131

Application Deadline:
October 20, 2016, 5 p.m.
For technical assistance with the online grant application contact the Community Foundation at 816.627.3452 or

Grant Restrictions and Requirements:
The following will be excluded from consideration:

  • Individuals, political parties, candidates or political activities.
  • Primary and secondary educational institutions.
  • Religious organizations or denominational programs.
  • Capital campaigns.

Northland Giving Circle Founding Members:
Gaye Ballinger, Sally Bailey, Donna Sumpter, Linda Mitchell, Linda Ward, and Judy Spinner the Grant Application Committee Chairman

2016 Grant Application Procedure/Time Line:

  • August 19, 2016 – Applications for 2016 available online through the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation internet grant application module (IGAM).
  • October 20, 2016 – Deadline for applications to be submitted (5 p.m. CST). If you cannot meet the deadline you are invited to apply next year.
  • November 3 - 7, 2016 Northland Giving Circle Grant Application Committee will select three finalists to submit to membership for final vote.
  • January 2017 – Northland Giving Circle members will vote; the organization receiving highest number of votes will be awarded grant.
  • February 2017 – Formal presentation of up to a $30,000 award will take place with awardee.
  • April - May 2017 - Annual Celebration for recognition of grant recipient and member of Northland Giving Circle.

If Northland Giving Circle has any questions regarding your proposal, a member of the Grant Application Committee may contact you via phone or email requesting further information or an appointment for a site visit. If you have questions, please call or email Judy Spinner (816-741-7131, For technical assistance with the online grant application contact the Community Foundation (816.627.3452,

The recipient of any grant from Northland Giving Circle must use the funds awarded for the specific purpose(s) as outlined in the original grant proposal. Northland Giving Circle requires a report detailing expenditures to date, planned expenditures and interim results of the program by July 30, 2017. In addition, a final report is required detailing full expenditures and final results of the program by January 30, 2018.

IGAM Instructions: 
Click here to register to access the 2016 Northland Giving Circle Grant Application.
You will be prompted to create a username and password, unless previously done so.
Users are encouraged to create a single username and password for your organization to be shared among staff.
Save the iGAM homepage to your web browser favorites to access draft and submitted applications:
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