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Leadership Transformation Grant

In-Kind Leadership Training and Support to Kansas Nonprofits,
Community Groups, Schools Districts, and Agencies for Capacity Building

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Foundation / Corporation

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Kansas Leadership Center (KLC)

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In-kind grants of leadership coaching, training, consulting, and support to Kansas nonprofits, community groups, schools districts, faith-based organizations, agencies for capacity building. The purpose of the program is to help organizations solve problems, develop collaboration skills, and increase their ability to address challenges. The goal of the program is to help nonprofits thrive and evolve in the future.

Three-phase process:
- Phase 1: Building the leadership capacity of the organization’s Core Team.
- Phase 2: Spreading a culture of leadership throughout the organization.
- Phase 3: Sustaining transformation efforts of organization.

Throughout the three-phase partnership, organizations receive spots for their Core Team and participants to attend KLC’s core programs:
- Your Leadership Edge: A 2-day fundamental training to develop personal leadership skills and the confidence to lead.
- Lead for Change: A 4-day leadership training designed to help you manage change at a systems level.
- Equip to Lead: A 2-day training designed to help you share, facilitate and incorporate leadership ideas into any context.

Each organization will select 3-6 individuals to share in the responsibilities of this grant by serving on the Core Team. Because these individuals are critical to the success and implementation of the grant, one of the Core Team members must be a senior authority within the organization. The following is a list of responsibilities for the Core Team:
- Attend KLC events and programs.
- Send and support participants.
- Participate in regular evaluation efforts.
- Utilize KLC resources, coaching and consulting.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 163608

Estimated Size of Grant:

The grant is valued at up to $150,000 worth of leadership training, coaching, consulting and grant support.

Term of Contract:

The Leadership Transformation Grant is up to a three-year partnership.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Groups that can apply include:
- Community-minded businesses: Associations, chambers, rotary clubs, young professional groups
- Education: School districts, school support organizations, educational networks, universities
- Faith: Churches, Islamic societies, temples, district level entities, collaborative faith alliances
- Government: City, county, state governments
- Nonprofits: Community foundations, coalitions, health organizations, social advocacy organizations

KLC will select grant partners based on the following criteria:
- Organization serves Kansas residents
- Organization has a limited budget for leadership development
- Organization has people who’ve been exposed to KLC’s ideas
- Organization has a desire to embrace a culture of leadership
- Organization has an ability to recruit a range of 10-80 participants into KLC programs KLC will also take into consideration the demographics and geographic location of each organization

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are accepted from June 17, 2019 to August 30, 2019.

KLC will review the grant applications and make a final decision by September 30, 2019. Leadership Transformation Grant recipients will send Core Teams to the Kansas Leadership Center in Wichita on October 29, 2019 for a day of learning and planning, with an evening reception to celebrate the new grantees.

Organizations are responsible for purchasing books for each program and any funds for travel, lodging and non-program meals.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Kansas