Allen P. and Josephine B. Green Foundation Grant

Allen P. and Josephine B. Green Foundation

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Next deadline: Mar 10, 2021

Later deadlines: Sep 8, 2021

Grant amount: US $2,000 - US $50,000

Fields of work: Wellness & Healthy Living Poverty Alleviation & Services Basic Human Needs Religion & Spirituality Historic Preservation Museums & Cultural Institutions Literacy Food Delivery & Distribution Services Library Services Education Family Services Senior Services Youth Services Child Welfare Services Disability Care & Services Health Care Access & Delivery Show all

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program, Education / Outreach

Location of project: Counties in Missouri: Audrain County, Boone County, Callaway County, Camden County, Chariton County Show all

Location of residency: United States

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 Allen P. and Josephine B. Green Foundation

The Allen P. and Josephine B. Green Foundation is a private foundation with approximately $11 million in assets. The mission of the Foundation can be summed up as “Improving the quality of life in Missouri”. The Foundation’s Board of Directors consists of eleven members who meet twice a year to award grants and conduct other business essential to the Foundation. 

Every year, the Foundation receives many more deserving requests than it can afford to fund. Not counting investment expenses, more than 80% of the Foundation’s expenditures are payments of grants. Over its lifetime, the Foundation has paid out over $17,500,000 in grants, mostly to organizations in Missouri. 

In 2011 the Foundation partnered with the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation (GKCCF) in order to provide a more efficient and streamlined process for eligible organizations to submit requests and reports to the Green Foundation.

Commonly Funded Requests

  • Facilitating health care
  • Helping the physically or mentally disabled
  • Children and youth
  • Strengthening families
  • Providing for the elderly
  • Food banks and pantries
  • Education at all levels
  • Libraries
  • Museums
  • Literacy
  • Religious organizations
  • Restoration and preservation

Grant Guidelines and Policies

  • To support qualified organizations operating within the state of Missouri that relieve human misery, want and suffering regardless of age, race, religion or economic status
  • To support both independent and institutional educational programs that develop and empower individuals of all ages to become more productive members of their communities
  • To establish, maintain, and support student scholarships that further the educational opportunities for and objectives of highly qualified candidates
  • To contribute to regularly organized religious institutions, and the establishment, preservation and rehabilitation of historically significant places, assets, programs and that make a meaningful and positive impact in their communities
  • To support organizations and programs that seek to improve the health, wellness, longevity and happiness of members of their communities
  • The programs hereby referred to may be open to any qualified group which, in the discretion of the Board of Directors, falls within the purposes of the Foundation

Historic Foundation Guidelines

  • The Foundation's original trust indenture identified the following list as the grantmaking guidelines.
  • To contribute to and assist, by disbursement, donation, or loans, to regularly organized religious institutions
  • To establish, maintain or endow, in whole or in part, or contribute to chairs, professorships, lecture courses, fellowships or scholarships in institutions of learning
  • To establish or contribute to loan funds in aid of students in institutions of learning
  • To initiate, establish, maintain or contribute to projects or programs for the preservation, extension or dissemination or learning, including research in any field of human knowledge and to make such use and disposition of the results thereof as the Trustee may determine
  • To contribute, by disbursement, donation or loan to the establishment and maintenance of hospitals, orphanages, and homes for the aged or helpless
  • To initiate, establish, maintain or contribute to programs for the relief of human misery, want, and suffering. While it is not intended that the Trustee shall distribute to individual alms, the programs hereby referred to may be limited to any group or class which, in the discretion of the Trustee, falls within the purposes of the Foundation

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  • The geographic focus of the Green Foundation is limited to central Missouri. 
  • Grants will be made for one year only with no commitment for years ahead should the Board no longer consider the project a high priority matter.


  • Preferences
    • Human and social service programs providing direct services to people in need .
    • Youth development programs .
    • Innovative developmental and educational programs for children .
    • Health and hospitals (funding for research projects is not included in this priority) .
    • Religious institutions with an emphasis on projects that support community churches and the provision of social services.
  • Priority will be given to new projects and to those that have not been funded for at least one year.
  • “Seed money” to launch a new project or program is a desirable type of grant.
  • Although providing money for “bricks and mortar” as such is not of interest, it may be desirable to provide facilities to get a worthwhile project started or expanded.


  • Ineligible Request examples
    • To individuals
    • To projects and programs located outside of the United States
    • To a charity that is not publicly supported
    • For social causes or for social activism
    • For lobbying, propagandizing, or for political campaigns
    • To requests deemed inappropriate for a variety of other​ reasons
  • Requests unlikely to be funded
    • Projects / programs located outside of central and eastern​ Missouri
    • Commitment of funds for more than one year
    • Grants for operating funds and annual budgets
    • Unspecified general funds
    • Projects with a perceived small chance of success
    • Programs that would seem unlikely to continue without further​ funding from the Green Foundation
    • Large capital fund drives
    • Large building fund drives
    • Large endowments
    • To an organization whose primary mission it is to raise and distribute funds
    • To federated giving programs
  • Any application that supports program delivery outside of the Green Foundation's geographical focus will not be considered.


This page was last reviewed November 25, 2020 and last updated November 25, 2020