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Grants to Kansas and Missouri Nonprofits in Eligible Locations to Enhance Health and Wellness for Local Residents

Healthy for Life Cycle

GrantWatch ID# 186837
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
Menorah Heritage Foundation (MHF)
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Geographic Focus
USA: Kansas: Johnson and Wyandotte CountiesMissouri: Cass, Clay, Jackson, and Platte Counties

Important Dates
Deadline: 12/15/22 11:59 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants to Kansas and Missouri nonprofit organizations in eligible locations to enhance health and wellness for local residents. Applicants must contact staff before submitting a proposal. Funding is intended to provide seed money to support innovative and early-stage projects. Funded programs must serve the Kansas City metropolitan area, including Johnson and Wyandotte Counties in Kansas, and Cass, Clay, Jackson, and Platte Counties in Missouri.

Healthy for Life Cycle supports strategies that proactively improve health and wellness by fostering transformational change in individual and community behaviors, with a particular focus on disparities in under resourced communities.  The ideal grant in this category would address at least one identified social determinant of health and holistically impact mind, body and spirit. Successful grant applications include programs or projects which remove barriers to self-actualization and often reflect different types of social entrepreneurship. 

In this cycle, the Foundation provides seed money to early-stage and/or innovative strategies to develop impact and supporting data necessary to draw other philanthropic and/or governmental resources as the strategies mature.  Healthy for Life grants serve as a limited term source of financial support for the creation and initial establishment of such proactive initiatives. 


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Additional Eligibility Criteria
Applicant organizations must meet the following eligibility requirements:

1. Tax Status: Eligible organizations must have been determined to have 501(c)(3) status by the Internal Revenue Service, and if this organization is a foundation, that it has been determined to be a non-private foundation.

2. Geographic Parameters: Eligible organizations must maintain ongoing operations, including staffing and programs, within the greater Kansas City metropolitan area, defined as Johnson and Wyandotte Counties in Kansas, and Cass, Clay, Jackson, and Platte Counties in Missouri. All funded services/programs are designed and carried out for the benefit of a target population living in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area. Any exception to this geographic limitation must be requested and approved by MHF prior to submission of any grant.

3. Non-Discrimination Requirement: Eligible organizations do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or disability both in hiring staff and providing services.

4. Applications Submission: Eligible applications are only accepted when submitted through the online application software. Applications submitted through mail will not be accepted.

The Menorah Heritage Foundation does not typically make grants for the following:

- Lobbying, propaganda, or other attempts to influence legislation
- Sectarian purposes (programs that promote or require a religious doctrine)
- Capital campaigns
- Fundraising events, including sponsorship, tickets, and advertising
- Individual scholarship support
- Deficit funding
- Endowment support or multi-year commitments

Pre-Application Information
Applications are due December 15 at 11:59 p.m. in the online grant system. MHF does not accept late applications. Notification of awards are made through the system the week of March 13.

Organizations that are interested in applying for the Healthy for Life Cycle should contact the Program Officer, Kim Lewis, to schedule a preliminary conversation.

The Menorah Heritage Foundation accepts only one grant request per organization per calendar year.

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Contact Information
Online portal (for both LOI and application):

Program Officer, Kim Lewis

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