Harvest Ball Society Grants

Greater Kansas City Community Foundation

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Grant amount: More than US $25,000

Anticipated deadline: Nov 15, 2020 3:00pm PST

Applicant type: Nonprofit

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

Location of project: Counties in Missouri: Clay County, Platte County

Location of residency: Counties in Missouri: Clay County, Platte County

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Fund Description:

Founded in 1987, the Harvest Ball Society (HBS) has become the largest, not-for-profit organization devoted exclusively to raising funds for charities in the Northland. Since its inception 30 years ago, the Harvest Ball Society has distributed over 7 million dollars to many different deserving agencies. 

In 2019, Harvest Ball Society is offering two grant opportunities:

  • Impact Grants are meant to serve any of the following:
    • innovative new projects;
    • catastrophic needs;
    • capital projects; or start-up requests to address basic needs, healthcare access, access to mental/behavior healthcare, or senior services.
    • Impact grants are intended to change the scope or services available as part of your organization. Ideally, an impact grant from HBS will be catalyst to draw attention to a particular need and encourage other funders to assist as well. Impact grants are funded at $25,000 or higher.
  • 2019 Grants will address family homelessness by supporting organizations providing at least one of the following:
    • shelter,
    • eviction prevention,
    • other assistance or support services for families experiencing homelessness.

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


  • Who May Apply: Tax exempt 501(c)(3) or 509(a)(1) organizations serving Clay or Platte Counties.


  • Harvest Ball Society will NOT fund:
    • Individual needs
    • Scholarships
    • Capital campaign requests
    • Any multi-year funding commitment
    • Private foundations
    • Organizations that restrict choices or limit options
    • Political parties, candidates, issues or political activities
    • Bricks and mortar
    • Programs primarily established for evangelical purposes
      • Programs of religion or ethnicity that provide services to anyone regardless of race, religion or ethnicity will be considered for funding.