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Neighborhoods Rising Fund (NRF)

Grants to Missouri and Kansas Nonprofits in Eligible Regions
to Strengthen Communities in Underserved Areas

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Deadline Date:

03/02/20 5:00 PM CST


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Grants of up to $3,000 to Missouri and Kansas nonprofit organizations and neighborhood associations in eligible regions to strengthen communities in low-to moderate-income areas. Funding is intended to support initiatives that benefit residents in under-resourced neighborhoods throughout the Greater Kansas City region. Programs must inclusive to all neighborhood members and an inclusive process should be used to identify community need for the project.

2020 NRF projects should:

  1. Provide a direct service or benefit to the neighborhood identified in the proposal.
  2. Demonstrate an inclusive and comprehensive approach to identify the neighborhood’s need for the project.
  3. Support the long-range plans and goals to improve the neighborhood.
  4. Leverage potential NRF grant funds through strong partnerships, additional donations or grants, and in-kind resources.
  5. Be feasible; the budget is realistic, and the goals and objectives can be met within a reasonable amount of time.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 141662

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $3,000

Term of Contract:

Projects must be completed by December 15, 2020. Proposed projects may be a component of a larger project, but the proposed project must be a distinct and separate piece that can be completed by December 15.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The PRIMARY applicant for the 2020 NRF project proposal MUST be either:
1. A neighborhood association, serving a neighborhood located in a low- to moderate-income census tract in Kansas City, MO/KS
2. A 501(c)3 organization, incorporated in Kansas/Missouri, serving a neighborhood located in a low- to moderate-income census tract in Kansas City, MO/KS (must exhibit a strong, working relationship with the neighborhood association serving the proposed project location)

For additional organizational requirements, see:

The following types of projects will not be funded:
- Public infrastructure improvements including sidewalk and curb improvements
- Start-up funds for the operation of neighborhood centers (this is different than startup funds for the development of a neighborhood center)
- Continued operating expenses including rent and utilities
- Projects that include salaries or stipends that total more than 10% of the awarded funds
- Projects that utilize NRF funds to pay salaries for functions that have traditionally been performed by neighborhood volunteers

Pre-proposal Conference:

Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one of the NRF Grant Information Sessions.

Jan 14, 2019 - 8:30 am @ Livable Neighborhoods (4953 State Avenue, KCK)

Jan 16, 2019 - 12:00 pm @ Mohart Multipurpose Center

In addition, application review sessions will take place on February 13, 20, and 25, 2020. Register by emailing the address below.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due by March 2, 2020, 5:00 PM CST. Applications may be submitted through the online form, emailed, or mailed.

- January 1 – Application and Guidelines posted
- February 13, 20, and 25 – Application review sessions, sign up required
- March 2 by 5:00 pm (CST) – Application due
- Mid-April – Grantee notification
- Early May – NRF Awards Breakfast (check disbursement, submit grant agreement and guidelines)
- December 15 – Deadline for using grant funds/completing projects
- December 31 – Final report due. Past NRF grantees must complete previous years’ final reports in order to be eligible for 2020 funding

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

Or email application to:

Or mail to:
Community Capital Fund
Attn: Neighborhoods Rising Funds
3200 Wayne Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64109

For questions:
Organizations/projects located in Missouri:
Michael Carmona
Community Capital Fund

Organizations/projects located in Kansas:
Amanda Wilson
Greater Kansas City LISC

Register for review sessions:

Grant Coverage Areas:

Qualified Census Tracts in the Greater Kansas City Region:

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Kansas: Greater Kansas City region;   Missouri: Greater Kansas City region

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