Does Your Organization Have a Program That Benefits Our Region?

Truman Heartland Community Foundation competitive grants are made possible primarily by funds set up by donor bequests and wills. THCF invests in nonprofit organizations that strive to improve the lives of people living, working, and serving in suburban Eastern Jackson and Cass County communities. Our grant awards are investments in the region, helping fulfill our mission to improve lives by promoting and serving private giving for the public good. We continually explore options to leverage additional funding and resources to award grants of impact throughout the area.

THCF is committed to supporting our nonprofit community, and we recognize the financial and operational strain that nonprofits may experience at times. Therefore, we provide the opportunity for agencies to apply for either general operating funding or program/project (including capital and equipment) through our two competitive grantmaking programs.

It is important to remember that grants must benefit the residents and 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. Here is a helpful zip code map that may assist you in determining if your service, program, or project qualifies.

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Angel Fight Central, Inc. was awarded funding to support the "Wings over Eastern Jackson County" program, which will fly 25 children to medical appointments across the country.

Two Grant Programs

There are two separate grant programs available through THCF: the Community Grants Program and the Jelley Family Foundation Endowment for Children's Education. Eligible applicants may apply for ONLY ONE grant, either through Community Grants OR the Jelley Family Foundation Grants.

The THCF grants process is very competitive, and we want to ensure that each proposal receives fair consideration. We ask that organizations double-check all attachments and ensure that the proposal is completed accurately and submitted before the deadline. In the event that an error is identified and if time allows, Foundation staff will reach out promptly to update any requirements.

Important Dates

Jelley Family Foundation for Children's Education

Application Due Date: Monday, March 11, 2024

Sample Application

Community Grants

Application Due Date: Monday, March 25, 2024

Sample Application

Other Information

Grants Portal Applicant Tutorial

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Grants Application Workshop

This workshop was designed to guide nonprofits through the latest changes and updates to the competitive grants application process. This workshop was recorded in February 2024, and it is highly recommended that you take the time to review it, along with the additional information available on this website. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn how to create the best proposal possible.

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