The following Jewish Community Foundation funds provide grants to organizations. Please click "Learn more" for application instructions. All organizations interested in applying for grants should contact Beatrice Fine at (913) 327-4618 prior to applying.
Community Legacy Fund
The Community Legacy Fund awards grants to programs and agencies which enhance and maintain the quality of Jewish life in the Greater Kansas City area. Grants are available for Core support and Innovative/Emergency/Emergent programs. Core grant applications are due March 1. Innovation/Emergency/Emergent grant applications are due October 15.
Flo Harris Foundation
The Flo Harris Foundation is dedicated to continuing the generosity for charitable causes exhibited by Flo Harris during her lifetime. General community grants which benefit children and safety-net programs are accepted. Grant applications are due January 15 and June 15.
J-LEAD (Jewish Leadership Education Action & Development) is a giving circle for donors in their 20s, 30s and 40s. J-LEAD awards grants of $5,000 or less to each recipient. Applications must be for programs which have a positive impact on the Jewish community. Grant applications are due March 1.
Jewish Art Fund
The Jewish Art Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation accepts grant applications for programs which promote Jewish art and art education for any age group. The maximum amount which can be requested in an application is $2,500. Grant applications are due February 28.
The Menorah Women’s Foundation is dedicated to providing philanthropic support to enhance the emotional and physical well being of the Jewish community. General community grant applications are not accepted. Applications must be for programs which have a positive impact on the Jewish community. Grant applications are due April 15.
The Louis and Frances Swinken Supporting Foundation honors the Swinkens’ love of music and the performing arts.
Applications from arts organizations in the general community are accepted. Grant applications are due January 15 and June 15.
Earl J. and Leona K. Tranin Special Fund
The advisors of the Earl J. and Leona K. Tranin Special Fund meet two to three times per year to review grant applications. Priority areas include cultural arts, community relations, and education predominantly, but not exclusively, within the Jewish community. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Hy and Bella Vile Legacy Fund
The Hy and Bella Vile Legacy Fund awards $10,000 each year as a means for the Vile’s grandchildren and great grandchildren to perpetuate the names of Hy and Bella Vile and their love of the Kansas City Jewish community.
Applications must be for programs which have a positive impact on the Jewish community. Grant applications are due April 15.
White Theatre Grantor Fund
The purpose of the White Theatre Grantor Fund is to help defray the cost of technical and rental fees incurred by Jewish users of the Lewis and Shirley White Theatre at the Jewish Community Campus. Any Jewish non-profit agency or synagogue may apply. Grant applications are due July 31.