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Sprint Foundation Grant

Grants to Kansas and Missouri Nonprofits, Schools, and
Libraries to Benefit Greater Kansas City Area Residents

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Grants to Kansas and Missouri Nonprofits, schools, and libraries to benefit Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area communities. Funding will be provided for proposals focusing on the areas of arts and culture, education, community development, youth development, and disaster relief. Priorities for each of these areas are outlined below.

- Arts and culture: The Sprint Foundation supports visual and performing arts organizations, theatres, symphonies, museums, and other cultural organizations and activities that contribute to a thriving and diverse community.

- Education: The Sprint Foundation is committed to supporting urban K-12 education and has a particular focus on character-education initiatives for this important age range.

- Community development: Sprint and the Sprint Foundation support regional initiatives that contribute to a strong civic infrastructure and a vibrant, healthy and sustainable community.

- Youth development: The Sprint Foundation supports mentoring programs, leadership initiatives, social skills, volunteerism, and programs that support business and economic education for youth. The Foundation supports programs like Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Camp Fire, and Boys and Girls Clubs.

- Disaster relief: Sprint and the Sprint Foundation support emergency relief and rebuilding efforts in order to help families and entire communities get back on their feet.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 142573

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Sprint’s largest concentration of employees is at its world headquarters site in Overland Park, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City. As such, the majority of Sprint Foundation grants provide support within the greater Kansas City metropolitan area. Grants outside this area are considered on a case-by-case basis.

To be eligible for funding consideration from the Sprint Foundation, organizations submitting grants must:

- Be a nonprofit tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue code (unless a public school or library).
- Focus on at least one of the Sprint Foundation’s funding priorities (arts and culture, education, community development, youth development, or disaster relief).
- Comply with applicable laws regarding registration and reporting.
- Have financial reports available for independent outside audit and all potential contributors.

The Sprint Foundation is unable to fund requests for the following groups or programs:

- Individuals
- Political organizations (including lobbying organizations or causes, candidates, organizations or campaign fundraisers)
- Private charities or foundations
- Organizations not exempt under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code
- Organizations that advocate religious beliefs or restrict participation on the basis of religion
- Requests to support travel, conference or seminar costs
- Film, music, TV, video, radio, broadcast and media–production projects
- International organizations or individuals or organizations based in the United States that support international organizations
- School-affiliated teams, including sports, bands/choirs or events
- Marketing, sports, event sponsorships
- Endowments, capital campaigns, memorial, construction and renovation projects

The Sprint Foundation, as a matter of policy, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, or physical disability.

Pre-Application Information:

The Sprint Foundation accepts grant requests January through the third Thursday in November every year. The online system is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for your convenience. Any applications received after the third Thursday in November will not be reviewed until after January 3 of the following year.

The formal grant-review process takes up to 90 days. All applicants will receive a formal notice via the email listed on their grant application within 90 days.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Kansas: Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area;   Missouri: Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area