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

Neighborhoods Rising Fund (NRF)

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Foundation / Corporation

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Community Capital Fund (CCF)

Conf. Date:


Deadline Date:

04/23/21 11:59 PM CST


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Grants of up to $5,000 to Missouri and Kansas nonprofit organizations and neighborhood associations in eligible counties to strengthen communities in low- to moderate-income areas. Funding is intended to support initiatives that benefit residents in under-resourced neighborhoods, with a specific focus on historically underinvested neighborhoods. The newly expanded geographic area includes Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass counties in Missouri, as well as Wyandotte, Johnson, and Leavenworth counties in Kansas.

The NRF funds solutions for communities, created by community residents. The NRF prioritizes grantmaking for projects that are responsive to neighborhood needs and representative of the community's collective vision for its future. The NRF awards grants to projects and initiatives that demonstrate broad-based community support and have been vetted through inclusive, neighborhood-wide decision-making and resident-involvement processes. Typically, NRF projects come from priorities expressed by neighborhoods over the last five-six years, including initiatives around:

  • Neighborhood safety and security;
  • Homes and property improvement;
  • Public spaces, parks, and gardens;
  • Membership development and social cohesion;
  • Neighborhood cleanups; and
  • Celebration of arts and culture.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 141662

Estimated Size of Grant:

The award cap for this year’s one-year grants is $5,000.

This year the NRF includes two-year award options of up to $5,000 per year.

Term of Contract:

Applicants for one-year grants should have the organizational capacity to complete the project by Dec. 15, 2021.

Applicants for two-year grants should have the organizational capacity to complete the first phase of the project by Dec. 15, 2021 and the second phase of the project by Dec. 15, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The primary applicant for a proposed NRF project must be either:
- A recognized neighborhood association or community group; or
- A registered 501(c)(3) organization incorporated in either Missouri or Kansas.

The NRF will not consider funding projects that include public infrastructure improvements (e.g., sidewalk and curb improvements), projects with more than 10% administration/ operational expenditures, or incomplete applications.

Pre-proposal Conference:

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.

- March 22, 2021 – Application period opens
- April 13, 15, and 19, 2021 – Application Review Days: call to schedule a courtesy review
- April 23, 2021 – Applications due by 11:59 pm (CST)
- May 14, 2021 – Applicants notified of award
- May 20-21, 2021 – Award celebration and fund distribution

All project completion and reporting due dates are included in the 2021 NRF Guidelines + Application.

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

Direct questions and submit application via email:
Hanan Alabdalla
Community Capital Fund
(816) 502-9584

If online or email submission is inaccessible or burdensome complete and MAIL to:
Community Capital Fund
ATTN: Neighborhoods Rising Fund
3200 Wayne Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64109

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Kansas: Wyandotte, Johnson, and Leavenworth counties;   Missouri: Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass counties

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