Grants & Scholarships

Competitive Grantmaking

Have a Program That Benefits Eastern Jackson County Communities? We Want to Know About it.

THCF partners with nonprofit agencies that have a vision and passion for improving Eastern Jackson County communities. Our grants are investments in our area, and we look for a big return on the investments. We search for ways to leverage additional funding and resources to make grants of impact across the region.

3 Grant Programs Available

There are three separate grants programs available through THCF, the Community Grants program, the Jelley Family Foundation Endowment for Children’s Education and the HMF Beaudoin Family Foundation. 

Applicants may apply for both the Community Grants program and the Jelley Family Foundation Endowment for Children’s Education, but not with the same proposal. Applicants may also submit one application annually to the HMF Beaudoin Family Foundation that was also submitted to either the Community Grants program or the Jelley Family Foundation Endowment for Children's Education. 

Community Grants Program

What Kinds of Proposals Does the Community Grants Program Fund?

Applications to the Community Grants program must address one or more of the following issues:

  • Arts, Culture, and Historic Preservation;
  • Community Betterment (improving neighborhoods, youth development and leadership, programs for seniors, transportation, violence prevention, etc.);
  • Education;
  • Health and Human Services.

Is My Organization Eligible To Apply?

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 (defined as East of I-435) are eligible to apply for Community Grants funding. 

Programs are eligible for Community Grants funding for up to three consecutive years. After three years of funding have been awarded for the same program, that program becomes ineligible for one year. Applicants are still eligible to submit proposals for different programs. Exceptions to this rule will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

What Is A Typical Community Grants Award Amount?

Community Grants typically average between $1,000 to $5,000. There is approximately $150,000 available through the Community Grants program each year.

What Are The Important Dates for Community Grants in 2018?

  • THCF Grant Application Workshop: Monday, February 26, 2018 at 3:00 PM at Midwest Public Risk, 19400 E. Valley View Pkwy, Independence, MO 64055. Please RSVP to Rachael Watkins at watkins@thcf.org if you are able to attend!
  • Community Grants Applications are due Monday, April 2, 2018. 

    ***Please note that we are not requiring Letters of Interest. All applicants will submit Full Applications only.*** 

  • Applicants are notified of funding decisions by early October.
  • Grant checks are presented at the annual Grants Luncheon in November.
  • All recipient organizations must submit a written final report to THCF at the conclusion of the program funded or twelve months from the date of the award. 

What Does The Application Include?

Click HERE to preview the Community Grants grant application. 

Click HERE to download the Grant Application Program Budget Sheet that will need to be uploaded in your application. 

Please click HERE to download the Community Grants Final Report cover sheet that will need to be uploaded in your application if your program has previously received Community Grants funding.

How Do I Apply?

Community Grants Application 

Complete an Application Already in Progress

HMF Beaudoin Family Foundation

The HMF Beaudoin Family Foundation honors the memory and legacy of Heston, Mabel and Flora Beaudoin. They were creative individuals, dancers, musicians and performers whose lives were given to developing others, especially through the performing arts. Heston, Mabel and Flora influenced and helped develop the lives of thousands of children and adults over the 83 years that they operated the Beaudoin Dance Studio.

Heston, Mabel and Flora were also the forebearers of the Beaudoin family progeny through their sons, (Philip) Ross and Billie Heston, who died in 1991. The HMF Beaudoin Family Foundation was established by Ross and his wife, Renata (Nata), and focuses its grantmaking on the interests of Heston, Mabel, Flora, Ross, Nata and their family. Applications for new programs and capacity-building proposals are encouraged.

What Kinds of Proposals Does the HMF Beaudoin Family Foundation fund?

Grant proposals must address one or more of the following areas of interest:

  • Dance and performing arts;
  • Community needs, with emphasis on youth and community development in underserved areas;
  • Needs of families and individuals in Colonias Puerto de Anapra and Lomas de Poleo, Juarez, Mexico, related to their education, medical care, nutrition, etc.;
  • Needs of adoptive families and adoptees.

Capacity building requests from organizations with programming related to these areas of interest are welcomed.

Is My Organization Eligible to Apply?

Organizations that are 501(c)(3) nonprofits, units or local government or public education institutions with programming related to any of the above-listed areas of interest are eligible to apply.

What is a Typical HMF Beaudoin Family Foundation Award Amount?

HMF Beaudoin Family Foundation grants typically average between $500 - $8,000. There is approximately $75,000 available through the HMF Beaudoin Family Foundation each year.

What Are The Important Dates for HMF Beaudoin Family Foundation Grants in 2018?

  • HMF Beaudoin Family Foundation Grant Applications are due Monday, April 2, 2018.
  • Applicants are notified of funding decisions during early June.
  • Grant checks are awarded within two weeks of award notification.
  • All recipient organizations must submit a final report at the conclusion of the program funded or twelve months from the date of the award.

What Does The Application Include?

Click HERE to preview the HMF Beaudoin Family Foundation grant application. 

How Do I Apply?

HMF Beaudoin Family Foundation Grant Application

Complete an application already in progress

Jelley Family Foundation Endowment for Children’s Education

What Kinds of Proposals Does the Jelley Family Foundation Endowment for Children's Education Fund?

Jelley Family Foundation grants are intended for visionary, big-idea projects demonstrating strong educational programming. Applications must provide evidence of collaboration with other organizations and demonstrate one or more of the following components:

  • New and innovative approaches to education;
  • Educational programming focused on assisting at-risk children and youth to succeed.

Is My Organization Eligible To Apply?

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 (defined as East of I-435) are eligible to apply for Jelley Family Foundation funding. 

Programs are eligible for Jelley Family Foundation grant funding for up to three consecutive years. After three years of funding have been awarded for the same program, that program become ineligible for one year. Applicants are still eligible to submit proposals for different programs. Exceptions to this rule will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

What Is A Typical Jelley Grant Award Amount?

Jelley Family Foundation grants typically average between $10,000 to $20,000. There is approximately $150,000 available through the Jelley Family Foundation for Children's Education annually.

What Are The Important Dates for Jelley Grants in 2018?

  • THCF Grant Application Workshop: Monday, February 26, 2018 at 3:00 PM at Midwest Public Risk, 19400 E. Valley View Pkwy, Independence, MO 64055. Please RSVP to Rachael Watkins at watkins@thcf.org if you are able to attend!
  • Jelley Family Foundation Grant Applications are due Thursday, March 15, 2018.
    ***Please note that we are not requiting Letters of Interest. All applicants will submit Full Applications only.***
  • Applicants are notified of funding decisions by early July.
  • Grant checks are presented at the annual Grants Luncheon in November.
  • All recipient organizations must submit a written final report to THCF at the conclusion of the program funded or twelve months from the date of the award. 

What Does The Application Include?

Click HERE to preview the Jelley Family Foundation Endowment for Children's Education grant application. 

Click HERE to download the Grant Application Program Budget Sheet that will need to be uploaded in your application. 

Click HERE to download the Jelley Family Foundation Grant Final Report cover sheet that will need to be uploaded in your application if your program has previously received Jelley funding.

How Do I Apply?

Jelley Family Foundation Endowment for Children's Education Application

Complete an application already in progress

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