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Jelley Family Foundation Endowment for Children’s Education Grant

Grants to Missouri Nonprofits, Agencies, and Educational
Institutions to Advance Education in Eligible Regions

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Truman Heartland Community Foundation (THCF) - Jelley Family Foundation Endowment for Children’s Education

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Grants of up to $5,000 to Missouri nonprofit organizations, local agencies, and educational institutions to advance education in eligible regions. Programs must serve children from preschool age through post-secondary. Funding areas of interest include educational innovation, support for at-risk youth, and collaborative projects. Eligible organizations serve the communities of Eastern Jackson County, suburban Jackson County, and Cass County communities.

THCF is committed to supporting the nonprofit community, and it recognizes the financial and operational strain that the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on nonprofits. Therefore, the Foundation will continue to accept applications for general operating support through the competitive grantmaking programs.

Eligible expenses include equipment (i.e. computer hardware), general operating support (i.e. salaries and consulting fees), and program support (i.e. supplies, computer software, curriculum). Projects may be new projects, currently existing ones, or renewals of previously awarded grants. 

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GrantWatch ID#: 143293

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Estimated Size of Grant:

The average Jelley Grant award is $5,000.

Term of Contract:

Grant checks will be issued in November.

Programs are eligible for Jelley Family Foundation grant funding for up to three consecutive years. After three years of funding have been awarded for the same program, that program becomes ineligible for one year. Applicants are still eligible to submit proposals for different programs. Exceptions to this rule will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations that are 501(c)(3) nonprofits, units of local government or public education institutions located in or serving individuals or communities in Eastern Jackson County (defined as East of I-435), suburban Jackson County, and Cass County are eligible to apply for Jelley Family Foundation funding.

Collaboration with another organization/government entity/school district in the planning, funding, and/or implementation of the proposed program is encouraged.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Join the live format webinar to learn about grant application requirements, deadlines, and more before applying for funding through the competitive grants program.
Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 1:00 PM
Registration closed due to capacity.

Second Session of Competitive Grants Application Webinar
Friday, February 12, 2021 at 10:00 AM
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Join a live format webinar to learn about grant application requirements, deadlines and more before applying for funding through the competitive grants program.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications for 2021 grant funding will be posted the first week in February.

Jelley Family Foundation Grant Applications are due Monday, March 15, 2021.

Applicants will be notified of funding decisions by early July.

Grant checks will be issued in November at the annual Grants Luncheon.

Contact Information:

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

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For questions, contact Rachael Watkins
(816) 912-4185

Truman Heartland Community Foundation
4200 Little Blue Parkway, Ste. 340
Independence, MO 64057

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USA: Missouri: Eastern Jackson County, suburban Jackson County, and Cass County communities

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