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

Applications for Jelley Family Foundation Endowment for Children's Education must focus on educational initiatives for children, ranging from early childhood through traditional post-secondary education. Proposals that take an innovative approach to education, focus on at-risk youth, and are collaborative with other organizations are encouraged. It is preferred that requests have a start date of November/December of the current year OR begin in January of the following year.

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 (East of I-435), Missouri, suburban Jackson County (outside KC), and Cass County are eligible to apply for Jelley Family Foundation funds.

Programs, projects, and general operating grant awards through the Jelly Family Foundation are eligible for funding for up to three consecutive years. A new application must be submitted each year. After three consecutive years of funding for a specific program or general operations, the organization becomes ineligible for one year, which means that an agency cannot request funds for that specific program, project, or operating dollars the following year. However, applicants are still eligible to submit proposals for different programs or services. Exceptions to this rule will be evaluated case by case.

What Is A Typical Jelley Grant Award Amount?

The average Jelley Grant award is $5,000-$10,000. More than $140,000 is available annually through the Jelley Family Foundation for Children's Education.

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Reach Out and Read Kansas City helping children in Eastern Jackson County

Important Dates for Jelley Grants

Competitive Grants Application Workshop

THCF offers an educational application session annually in February. Organizations that have not previously attended or applied for a THCF grant are encouraged to attend. Attendance is optional and will not affect final grant award decisions.

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Jelley Family Foundation Grant

What Does The Application Include?

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