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Community Legacy Fund

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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 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: Innovation/Emergency Cycle June 2020 - $79,850

Innovation Grants

  • JCRB/AJC: Leaders for Tomorrow Program
  • KU Hillel: Mental Health Initiative
  • Midwest Center for Holocaust Education: Video Lecture Series

Emergency Grants

  • General COVID-19 Relief
  • Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy: Scholarships
  • The Jewish Community Center/Campus: Electrostatic Cleaner
  • Jewish Vocational Services: Emergency Assistance for Clients
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