Northland Community Foundation Grant

Greater Kansas City Community Foundation

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Grant amount: US $10,000 - US $46,300

Anticipated deadline: Feb 6, 2021

Applicant type: Indigenous Group Government Entity Nonprofit

Funding uses: 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

The Northland Community Foundation (NCF), an affiliate of the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, seeks to improve the quality of life in the Northland by increasing charitable giving, connecting donors to community needs they care about and providing leadership on critical community issues. By using an RFP approach, NCF aims to solicit the best thinking of nonprofit organizations, public sector agencies, research institutions, and other entities serving Clay and Platte counties.

The NCF Advisory Board will evaluate grant proposals on a competitive basis and consider the following criteria:

  • Innovative and effective strategies for creating sustainable charitable programs/projects in Clay and Platte Counties.
  • Clarity of project description and project activities.
  • Meaningful benchmarks and indicators of success.
  • Organizational capacity to implement project – including expertise, staffing and leadership, operational and fiscal management.
  • Ability to leverage financial, human, and technical resources leading to a greater impact (collaborative effort).

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


  • Grants are made only to organizations with a 501(c)(3) designation, public agencies, collaborations of nonprofits and public agencies, or other entities that have a charitable purpose with a Clay or Platte County, Missouri presence and mailing address.
  • Applicants must have a Reviewed nonprofit profile on the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation's nonprofit search


  • Preference will be given to organizations with a primary focus in one of the following areas of interest:
    • Aging; 
    • Community Development;
    • Education/Youth Services ;
    • Health and Life Science;
    • Social Services.


  • NCF will not provide grants for:
    • Individual Needs; 
    • Scholarships ;
    • Capital campaign requests;
    • Social, labor, veterans, alumni or fraternal organizations;
    • Political causes, candidates or legislative lobbying efforts;
    • Budget deficits or debt reductions ;
    • Recreational sporting events or athletic teams ;
    • Religious organizations, unless they are engaged in a significant project that is nonsectarian and benefits a broad base in the community;
    • Multi-year funding ;
    • Bricks and mortar.