US Bank - Mary Elizabeth Martin Scholarship Trust

Fund Description: 

The Mary Elizabeth Martin Scholarship Trust was established in 1961, and is considered a Private Foundation under section 509 (a) of the Internal Revenue Code. The trustee is required to annually distribute the net investment income to tax exempt organizations to be used for charitable or educational purposes, which may include providing one or more scholarships to assist worthy students to obtain a college or university education in the United States. The trust is administered by US Bank and the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation administers this grant competition. An advisory committee chosen by US Bank makes all grant decisions. Grants are awarded annually in August and typically range from $500-$3,000.

Contact Person: 
Contact us at grants@growyourgiving.org / 816.627.3452


Deadline: Monday, December 2, 2019

Grant Restrictions and Requirements:
Grants are made only to organizations that are exempt from Federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Important Dates: 

  • September 1, 2019: Applications available online through the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
  • Monday, December 2, 2019: Application must be completed online and submitted by 5 p m. CST on this date.
  • February 2020: Notification of awards sent to applicants.

Procedures for Grant Seekers: 

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

Online Application: 

In order to better serve funders and grantees, we are transitioning to new application software. We appreciate your patience during this transition. For technical assistance with the application process or questions about the transition, please contact grants@growyourgiving.org or 816.627.3452.

If this is your first time accessing the application software, please click the Register button in the upper right hand corner. If you are a first time user, but your organization has an application account, please contact grants@growyourgiving.org or 816.627.3452 to be added to your organization.

The grant application for the US Bank Mary Elizabeth Martin Scholarship Trust can be found here: US Bank Mary Elizabeth Martin Scholarship Trust Application