The Community Legacy Fund

The Community Legacy Fund is comprised of contributions to the Foundation to help fund the community’s needs. Grants are awarded from the Community Legacy Fund to community agencies after review and evaluation by the Foundation’s Grants Committee and approval by the Board of Trustees.

The Community Legacy Fund awards grants which will enhance and maintain the quality of Jewish life in the Greater Kansas City area, and respond to emergency need in Jewish communities around the world.

Community Legacy Fund Objectives:

In an effort to have the greatest impact upon the Jewish community, the Community Legacy Fund maintains the following objectives:

  • To provide financial support for safety net services
  • To nurture a strong Jewish community by providing  underwriting for Jewish education,  community relations, and cultural arts
  • To provide financial support for seed programs which meet an identified community need
  • To purchase equipment which enhances an organization’s general operations or programs
  • When appropriate, to provide core support for Jewish community agencies

To make a gift to the Community Legacy Fund, contact Josh Stein at (913) 327-8121.


Community Legacy Fund Grants: June 2017 - $200,567

  • BBYO: BBYO Connect
  • Community Kollel of Kansas City: Engagement for Young Professionals; Women of the Kollel
  • Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy: Needs-Based Financial Assistance
  • Jewish Community Campus: Common Space Underwriting
  • Jewish Community Center: Inclusion Specialist
  • JCRB/AJC: Responding to Challenging Times
  • Jewish Family Services: Care Management; Chaplaincy Program; Food Pantry
  • Jewish Family Services/KU Hillel/Jewish Federation: KC Jewish Millennial Initiative
  • Jewish Vocational Services: Career Services; Refugee Emergency Assistance Funds
  • KU Hillel: Donor Database; Shabbat and Holiday Experiences
  • Midwest Center for Holocaust Education: Living Voices
  • Moishe House: Moishe House Kansas City
  • MU Hillel: Security Monitoring System
  • Overland Park Eruv: Maintenance and Repair
  • University of Kansas Jewish Studies Department: Jews in the Midwest
  • Vaad Hakashruth of Kansas City: Administrative Support
  • Village Shalom: Financial Assistance


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