Grants & Scholarships

Grant Recipients

Every November, in honor of National Community Foundation Week, the Community Foundation recognizes recipients of Community Grants funding at its annual grants luncheon. In 2016 a total of $294,034.00 will be awarded to the organizations listed below.  The 21st Annual Community Grants Luncheon will be held on November 18, 2016 at the Adam's Pointe Conference Center, Blue Springs, MO.

ANGEL FLIGHT CENTRAL
Give Hope Wings - $5,600
Partial funding provided by the Junior Service League of Independence.


ARTS & AGEING KC
Seven Stages, Seven Stories - $3,500
Partial funding provided by the HMF Beaudoin Family Foundation.


BLUE SPRINGS DOWNTOWN ALIVE!
Little Free Libraries at the Elementary Schools - $2,800

BLUE SPRINGS FAMILY YMCA
Challenger swim lessons - $3,000
Partial funding provided by the Junior Service League of Independence.


CANCER ACTION
Nutritional Supplement Program - $4,500

Partial funding provided by the KC Metro Men’s Chorus.

CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION ASSOCIATION (CAPA)
Family Support Services - $5,000
Partial funding provided by the Duvall Family Foundation for Children and the KC Metro Men’s Chorus.


COLDWATER OF LEE’S SUMMIT
Coldwater No Hungry Kids! Preschool Backpacks - $4,400

COMMUNITY SERVICES LEAGUE
Financial Opportunity Center - $11,000
Partial funding provided by the HMF Beaudoin Family Foundation and the Doug and Helen Hatridge Family Foundation.


DEVELOPING POTENTIAL
Increase Access to Services - $3,000

DRUMM FARM CENTER FOR CHILDREN

Drumm Educational Support Program - $20,000

FRIENDS OF RICE-TREMONTI HOME ASSOCIATION
Interior repairs - $4,000
Partial funding provided by the Dave and Connie Mayta Charitable Fund and the Prevost Family Foundation.


GILLIS CENTER
The Gillis Elementary Classroom Human Energy Project - $1,000
Partial funding to purchase stand up desks to be used by high agitation students from EJC being served in the treatment centered classrooms at Gillis.


HARRY S. TRUMAN LIBRARY INSTITUTE
Total Truman Access - White House Decision Center - $2,500
Partial funding provided by the Samuel W. Edmunds charitable fund.


HARVESTERS
Harvesters’ Senior Feeding Initiative in Suburban Jackson County - $5,000
Partial funding provided by the Montie and Marjorie Tripp Family Foundation and the Samuel W. Edmunds Charitable Fund.


HEARTLAND OUTREACH PROVIDERS
Mobile Dentistry for Eastern Jackson County - $5,000
Partial funding provided by the KC Metro Men’s Chorus and the Youth Advisory Council.


HILLCREST TRANSITIONAL HOUSING – Eastern Jackson County
Transitional Housing for the Homeless - Demonstration Kitchen - $10,000

HOPE HOUSE
Children’s Therapy Project - $6,000
Partial funding provided by the Dave and Connie Mayta Charitable Fund.


JACKSON COUNTY COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES (CASA)
Transition Program for Older Foster Youth - $5,000
Partial funding provided by the Duvall Family Foundation for Children.


JACKSON COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Baby & Me - Tobacco Free - $2,932.66
Partial funding provided by the Youth Advisory Council.


JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES
Help@Home Membership Subsidies - $3,300
Partial funding provided by the KC Metro Men’s Chorus and the Cliff and Diane Jones Foundation.


JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF MIDDLE AMERICA
Start With the End in Mind (SWEM) - $22,358

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF MIDDLE AMERICA
Bringing Business Back to the Classroom - $5,000
Partial funding provided by the Samuel W. Edmunds Charitable Fund.


KANSAS CITY HOSPICE
Medical Equipment to serve patients in Suburban Jackson County - $5,000

KANSAS CITY SYMPHONY
2017 KinderKonzerts - $5,000
Partial funding provided by the HMF Beaudoin Family Foundation.


KANSAS CITY UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE & BIOSCIENCES
Score 1 for Health - $10,000
Partial funding provided by the Junior Service League of Independence and the Prevost Family Foundation.

KAUFFMAN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Open Doors Transportation Fund - $2,300
Partial funding provided by the Cliff and Diane Jones Foundation.


LEE’S SUMMIT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Community Outreach Program - $7,000

LEE’S SUMMIT UNDERWATER RECOVERY
Underwater Rescue and Recovery Regulator Replacement - $8,750

MARIAN HOPE CENTER FOR CHILDREN’S THERAPY
Marian Hope Service Resources - $8,000
Partial funding provided by the KC Metro Men’s Chorus, the HMF Beaudoin Family Foundation, the L.D. Koirtyohann Family Fund and the Youth Advisory Council.


MARILLAC
Expressive Therapies for Marillac Blue Springs Day Treatment School - $1,150

METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGES FOUNDATION
2016 MCC Longview Literary Festival - $1,500

METROPOLITAN ORGANIZATION TO COUNTER SEXUAL ASSAULT
Project Aware: Child Sexual Abuse Prevention and Education - $4,000
Funding provided by the Junior Service League of Independence.


MISSOURI COLLEGE ADVISING CORPS
Connecting the Dots: Summer Support to Help Suburban Jackson County Students’ Goals of College Become a Reality. - $15,000

MUSIC-ARTS INSTITUTE
The Young MAIsterSingers - $3,500
Partial funding provided by the Samuel W. Edmunds Charitable Fund.


MUSIC-ARTS INSTITUTE
Music/Arts Institute Scholarship Program - $10,000

NORTHWEST COMMUNITIES DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Transportation - $3,000
Partial funding provided by the KC Metro Men’s Chorus

PLAY TO LEARN MINISTRIES
Play to Learn Preschool - Roots and Wings Program - $3,800
Partial funding provided by the KC Metro Men’s Chorus and the Cliff and Diane Jones Foundation.


POWELL GARDENS
Good To Grow - $10,000

POWERHOUSE THEATRE FOUNDATION
Enchanted Forest - $3,000
Partial funding provided by the Dave and Connie Mayta Charitable fund
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RACHEL HOUSE
Client Service Paperless Project - $1,280
Partial funding provided by the KC Metro Men’s Chorus.


RAINBOW CENTER FOR COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS
How Does Our Garden Grow - $5,000
Additional funding provided by the Youth Advisory Council.

RAYTOWN ARTS COUNCIL
Raytown Community Band Instrument and Equipment Improvement Project - $2,850
Partial funding provided by the Linda and Mike Gerding Family Fund.


RAYTOWN EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Birds & Baskets 2016 - $2,463
Partial funding provided by the Junior Service League of Independence.


REDISCOVER
Health Care Home for Kids - $5,000
Partial funding provided by the KC Metro Men’s Chorus and the Samuel W. Edmunds Charitable Fund.


SHEPHERD’S CENTER OF RAYTOWN
Treasury Operations Support - $3,000

SOUTHEAST ENTERPRISES
2016 - 2017 Holiday Light Recycling Drive - $3,600
Partial funding provided by the KC Metro Men’s Chorus and the Linda and Mike Gerding Family Fund.


ST. LUKE’S EAST HOSPITAL
Saint Luke’s East Hospital Athletic Heart Clinic - $6,950

SUGAR CREEK COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Go Sugar Creek - $1,000

THE FAMILY CONSERVANCY
Student Assistance Program - $5,000
Partial funding provided by the KC Metro Men’s Chorus, the HMF Beaudoin Family Foundation and the Youth Advisory Council.


THE SUMMIT CHURCH (LEE’S SUMMIT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH)
The Summit Lunch Program - $5,000

TNC COMMUNITY
Community Integration - $2,500

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI JACKSON COUNTY EXTENSION
Independence Robotics 4-H Afterschool - $13,000

UPLIFT INDEPENDENCE
Neighborhood Dinner - $1,500
Funding provided by the Junior Service League of Independence.


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