All organizations interested in applying for grants from Jewish Community Foundation funds should contact Beatrice Fine at (913) 327-4618 prior to applying.
To apply for funding:
- Submit a completed application.
- Submit a completed agency and program budget. Use of our budget forms is preferred, but not mandatory.
- If your organization has received prior funding, a final grant evaluation form must be submitted within 90 days of completion of the funded program. Future funding decisions for your organization will be influenced by the accuracy and completeness of evaluations received. If you are applying for repeat funding, a year-to-date progress report must be submitted with your application.
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 and which respond to emergency needs for Jewish communities around the world.
Grants are not limited to Kansas City area organizations or Jewish organizations, but priority is given for programs that will provide a benefit to the Kansas City Jewish community.
The Community Legacy Fund is comprised of unrestricted permanent endowments contributed to the Foundation. Grants are awarded from the Community Legacy Fund after review and evaluation by the Foundation’s Grants Committee and approval by the Board of Trustees.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.