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. Beginning in 2018, the majority of grants made from the Community Legacy Fund will support the general operating expenses (core expenses) of Jewish agencies in the Kansas City region. 

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
  • To provide core support for Jewish commual agencies
  • To provide support for programs which are essential to Jewish life in Kansas City

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


Community Legacy Fund Grants: December 2017 - $99,000

  • BBYO: BBYO 75th Anniversary Fund
  • Jewish Community Foundation: B'nai Tzedek "Mother Fund"
  • Jewish Community Foundation: J-LEAD program
  • Jewish Family Services: Food Pantry
  • Jewish Family Services: Help at Home
  • Jewish Family Services: JET Express
  • Jewish Federation: Distaster Relief
  • Kehilath Israel Synagogue: Community Mikvah
  • KU Hillel: KU Hillel/K-State Hillel Partnership
  • MU Hillel: Jewish Identity Program Initiatives
  • Overland Park Eruv: Maintenance and Repair
  • Priya: A Fund for Jewish Reproduction
  • Rabbinical Association: Community Passover Program
  • Rabbinical Association: Day of Discovery


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