Black Community Fund

Greater Kansas City Community Foundation


Grant amount: US $500 - US $10,000

Next deadline: Aug 8, 2018 3:00pm PDT

Later deadlines: Jan 31, 2019 3:00pm PST

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: General Operating Expense, Applied Project / Program, Education / Outreach

Location of project: Counties in Kansas: Johnson County, Wyandotte County, Counties in Missouri: Cass County, Clay County, Jackson County Expand all

Location of residency: Counties in Kansas: Johnson County, Wyandotte County, Counties in Missouri: Cass County, Clay County, Jackson County Expand all

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Overview:

NOTE: If your organization has never applied to the Black Community Fund, please call before applying to help determine if your project is a good fit for this opportunity.

Fund Description

Black Community Fund (BCF) grants provide support to enhance the socio-economic aspects of the African-American community in the Greater Kansas City area.

Established as a fund at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation by the Hall Family Foundation in 1983, the Black Community Fund has been investing in the African-American community in Greater Kansas City for over 30 years. The Black Community Fund became an affiliate of the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation in 2007.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • To be considered a potential grantee, an organization must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and demonstrate a programmatic focus on improving the quality of life of African-Americans in the Greater Kansas City region through one of the following areas:
    • Health Care
    • Education
    • Youth Development

    The BCF Board of Directors will also give consideration to a vital Community Enhancement, that which will have positive long-term impact and/or is affecting systemic change – please call to discuss your Community Enhancement concept before submitting.

Ineligibility:

  • While requests to support special events are discouraged, the following types of grants will not be considered:
    • Grants to endowments or to consultants that help prepare, create and build endowments
    • Reduction or liquidation of existing debt
    • Capital expenditures
    • Scholarships or grants to individuals
    • Annual appeals or fundraising drives, membership contributions and conference expenses
  • No organization shall have more than one active grant or grant request with the Black Community Fund at any time.
  • In general, the Black Community Fund will not be the sole or primary funder of a proposed project or organization.


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