Grants to Missouri nonprofit organizations, local government agencies, and education institutions for a wide range of community benefit activities in eligible regions. Funding is intended for activities in the following areas of focus: community betterment; arts, culture, and historic preservation; adult or non-traditional education; health and human services; and wildlife preservation. Grants must be written in support of communities within the THCF service area: Eastern Jackson County (East of I-435) in Missouri, suburban Jackson County (outside of KC metro), and Cass County. Organizations applying for Wildlife Conservation in Missouri funding are not restricted to serving the aforementioned THCF region. Wildlife Conservation applications from across the state of Missouri are encouraged.
Applications to the Community Grants program must address one or more of the following issues:
Arts, Culture, and Historic Preservation
Adult or Non-Traditional Education (not Children's Education)
Community Betterment (improving neighborhoods, youth development and leadership, programs for seniors, transportation, violence prevention, racial equity, etc.)
Health and Human Services
Wildlife Conservation in Missouri – open to agencies statewide
Organizations that are 501(c)3 nonprofits, units of local government, or public education institutions located in or serving individuals or communities in Eastern Jackson County (East of I-435), suburban Jackson County (outside KC), and Cass County are eligible to apply for Community Grants funding for Arts, Culture, and Historic Preservation, Adult or Non-Traditional Education, Community Betterment, and Health and Human Services.
Organizations applying for Wildlife Conservation in Missouri funding are not restricted to serving the aforementioned THCF region.
Community Grants Applications are due Monday, March 27, 2023.
Applicants will be notified of funding decisions by early October.
Grant checks will be issued in November at the annual Grants Luncheon.
Estimated Size of Grant
The average Community Grants award is $5,000 - $7,000. Approximately $250,000 - $300,000 is available annually through the Community Grants program.
Term of Contract
Programs, projects, and general operating grant awards are eligible for funding for up to three consecutive years. A new application must be submitted each year. After three consecutive years of funding (program/general operating), the organization becomes ineligible for one year. However, applicants are still eligible to submit proposals for different programs/services; exceptions to this rule will be evaluated case by case.
Funding requests are for activities that will take place in the next fiscal year. It is preferred that requests have a start date of November/December of the current year OR begin in January of the following year.