Grants to Kansas and Missouri nonprofit and faith-based organizations to benefit eligible communities. Eligible applicants are organizations that address the areas of human services, culture, health care, and education. Grant requests for general operating support and program support will be considered. The Abernathy Charitable Trust generally supports organizations that serve residents of the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan area.
In general, the Trust does not provide grants to individuals; endowments; travel for individuals or groups when travel is the proposal’s primary focus; municipal and community services, such as police and fire protection; annual fundraising or membership drives; government staff positions, except in public schools; publications or audiovisual programs unless they are part of a larger project. The Trust typically does not provide support for start-ups.
Grant requests for capital support will not be considered.
The application deadline for the Abernathy Charitable Trust is May 31. Applicants will be notified of grant decisions by the end of September.
Please submit online applications by 11:59 p.m. on the day of the foundation’s deadline date. If the application deadline date falls on a weekend or holiday, proposals must be submitted on the prior business day by 11:59 p.m.
Online grant applications will be accepted 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, generally on, or prior to the proposal due date. However, applicant inquiries can only be answered during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. CT. Please be advised that technical support is not provided on weekends for password resets or general technical inquiries. Therefore it is best to start your application early, seek technical support during business hours, and to submit your application in advance of the due date.
In general, only 1 application may be submitted per organization, per calendar year.