Hall Family Foundation Grant

Hall Family Foundation

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Deadline: Rolling

Grant amount: Up to US $2,200,000

Fields of work: Personal Health Management Community Health Education Mental Health & Psychiatric Diseases Health Care Access & Delivery Visual Arts Performing Arts Community Development & Revitalization Family Services Child Welfare Services Youth Services Education - Higher Education Academic Success & Enrichment Education System Policy & Reform Education - K through 12 Education - Preschool / Early Learning Show all

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Capital Project, Project / Program, Education / Outreach

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

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

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Grant Categories

The Hall Family Foundation concentrates its philanthropic efforts on six primary areas of need in the Kansas City Area.

Early and K-12 Education:

Grantmaking in early, elementary and secondary education seeks to promote excellence and access to a quality education. We prefer to support organizations, programs and projects that address the educational needs of urban school children with a particular interest in systemic reform/improvement efforts, closing achievement gaps and building human capital.

Higher Education:

The Foundation makes Higher Education grants for select programs that are considered centers of excellence. We emphasize programs that expand research capacity and education opportunities. We recognize the link between Higher Education and the economic vitality of the region.

Children, Youth and Families:

Grants in this category intend to improve well-being among children, youth and families who are vulnerable due to race or economic disparities, limited resources, or exposure to violence, and to assist those in need of support to have access to opportunities to achieve their greatest potential.

Neighborhood Revitalization:

Our neighborhood revitalization grantmaking seeks to prevent or overcome blight and deterioration of the urban core and its neighborhoods. We prefer to support organizations, programs and projects that promote lasting, comprehensive redevelopment in targeted areas or whose work leverages HFF grant awards in other interest areas that may affect specific neighborhoods.

The Arts:

Grants in The Arts encourage excellence in the community’s performing and visual arts organizations. Top priority is given to programs that enhance quality, strengthen management and increase audience development. While larger, established arts groups take priority, we also invest in smaller groups that fill a specific arts niche.


With a goal of better overall health in our community, grants in this category intend to help those with limited resources achieve equitable access to quality health care, including physical and mental health services; expand the community’s capacity to provide the highest quality health services; and increase residents’ knowledge and ability to achieve positive health outcomes for themselves.

Additional Interests:

Grants in this category include Foundation support of community-wide efforts that seek to provide long-term solutions to high priority local issues, such as Life Sciences.

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  • A copy of the organization’s most recent 501(c)(3) tax exempt ruling from the IRS should be included in the application.
  • The Foundation prefers to concentrate its philanthropic efforts in the greater Kansas City region, including Jackson, Cass, Clay and Platte Counties in Missouri, and Wyandotte and Johnson Counties in Kansas.
    • The Foundation’s bylaws state The University of Kansas is an exception to this rule.


  • The Foundation prefers investments in capital projects and programs that enrich the community, help people and promote excellence.
  • Preference is given to programs that:
    • Create long term solutions;
    • Respond to and positively impact the community;
    • Promote excellence;
    • Have the capacity to achieve the desired results through leadership, management and financial resources; 
    • Are innovative and catalytic;
    • Have the likelihood of future support for ongoing operating costs;
    • Don’t compete with government programs; and
    • Cooperate with other community resources and agencies.


  • Areas of Exclusion:
    • Organizations outside the greater Kansas City area; 
    • Political parties, candidates or political activities; 
    • Individuals; 
    • International organizations; 
    • Religious organizations where the primary purpose is promotion of specific religious doctrine; 
    • Endowments;
    • Scholarly research;
    • Past operating deficits or debt reduction;
    • Event promotion (i.e., golf tournaments, walk-a-thons, etc.); or
    • Travel or conference expenses. 
    • Groups classified by the IRS as 509(a)(3) supporting organizations.
  • The Foundation generally does not provide operating support grants.