Northland Community Foundation Grant

Greater Kansas City Community Foundation


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

Anticipated deadline: Sep 7, 2019 3:00pm PDT

Applicant type: Indigenous Group Government Entity Nonprofit

Funding uses: Applied 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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Overview:

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. This request for proposals (RFP) focuses specifically on collaborative behavior health initiatives and opportunities for children/youth in the Northland. 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 primary focus is specifically on collaborative behavior health initiatives and opportunities for children/youth in the Northland.Behavioral health continues to be one of the major areas of need identified by Vision North and various needs assessments in the Northland. There have been many incidents of violence over the past several years in the United States that have involved students or young adults with significant untreated behavior health issues. Suicide is rising among young people in the Northland.

Areas of Interest

The primary focus in 2017 is specifically on collaborative behavior health initiatives and opportunities for children/youth in the Northland.

Behavioral health continues to be one of the major areas of need identified by Vision North and various needs assessments in the Northland. There have been many incidents of violence over the past several years in the United States that have involved students or young adults with significant untreated behavior health issues. Suicide is rising among young people in the Northland.

In Platte and Clay Counties combined, there are over 80,100 people under age 18. Of those, it is estimated that in any given year, 20% or 16,000, have a diagnosable behavioral health/substance use disorder that will require treatment. NCF seeks to support increased collaboration among Northland behavior health providers to leverage additional impact and/or enhance service delivery to provide treatment for children/youth in the Northland with behavior health issues. Applicant organizations are encouraged to provide detail as to how a proposed collaborative activity/project is expected to enhance behavior health service delivery and how the activity/project will operate and be governed.

Grant Restrictions and Requirements

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

  • Innovative and effective strategy for creating collaboration among Northland behavior health service providers to provide behavior health treatment to children/youth;
  • Clarity of project description and project activities;
  • Achievable timeline that corresponds to key activities;
  • Organizational capacity to implement project – including expertise, staffing and leadership, operational and fiscal management;
  • Ability to leverage financial, human and technical resources leading to greater impact;

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Eligibility:

  • 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

Preferences:

  • 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.

Ineligibility:

  • 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.


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