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Homelessness Trust Fund

Grants to Missouri Nonprofits to Prevent
Homelessness in Kansas City and Jackson County

GrantWatch ID#: 169617
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Greater Kansas City Community Foundation

07/31/17 5:00 PM

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Grants of $10,000 to Missouri nonprofit organizations to assist homeless populations in Kansas City and Jackson County. Consideration will be given to programs that help homeless individuals, as well as those at risk of becoming homeless. Eligible beneficiaries of grant funds include the following:

-Persons receiving grant funds shall verify that they understand themselves to be residents of Kansas City, Missouri, or Jackson County, Missouri.

-Recipients shall have a combined gross income of not more than 150% of the federal poverty guidelines and shall be homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless.

In a continuing effort as a community to focus on the issues affecting systemic homelessness, the Foundation is revising the application for the Homelessness Trust Fund grant competition for 2017-2018. In the past the Fund has focused on smaller grants to multiple agencies that were offering services to aid homelessness. Moving forward, grants of $10,000 will be awarded to organizations who display innovative, sustainable approaches toward reducing homelessness in the local community.

Agencies will be required to demonstrate that the grant will be used to implement expanded services, not replace other funds for on-going efforts. Once obtained, the grant funding will be sustainable by the agency over the next 3 years. A portion of the awarded grant funding, no more than 20%, can be used for operational or staffing costs of the grant program.

Grant funds may be expended for any of the following activities:
-Obtaining and/or reproducing clients' personal identification documents
-Obtaining work-specific clothing
-Commercial storage for clients' personal possessions
-Client transportation (excluding gas cards)
-Obtaining emergency medicines for client (excluding all dental)
-Obtaining prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses for client or other durable medical equipment (excluding all dental)
-Other emergency assistance needs of clients (excluding rent, mortgage and utility deposits and payments; home repair expenses; and normal agency operating costs)

Grants will be made at the $10,000 level.

The grant application will be no more than 10-15% of the current agency budget.

Grant Restrictions and Requirements:

-Applicant must have current 501(c)(3) status.

-Applicant must have primary office in Jackson County, Missouri or Kansas City, Missouri.

-Applicant mission statement must be directed towards assistance to homeless persons or those at imminent risk of becoming homeless.

-Applicant must offer services on a regular basis as of the date of grant application to persons who are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless.

-Applicant must be a participant in the MAACLink Homelessness Network.

-Applicant will be required to send those who will perform the MAACLink data entry function to one of two MAACLink trainings in September.

-Applicant must be a dues paying member of the Homeless Services Coalition of Greater Kansas City.

-Applicants who have a previously received Homelessness Trust Fund grant must show a zero-balance in the MAACLink database by July 1, 2017 to be considered for a subsequent grant.

Dollars should be used in collaboration with other agencies whenever possible.

Applicants are advised to review their organization's GuideStar Nonprofit Profile to ensure that all information is current:
http://gkccf.guidestar.org/

Important Dates:
-Application Available: June 1, 2017
-Application Deadline: July 31, 2017, 5:00 PM

Applicants will be notified in writing of the decisions of the Homelessness Trust Funds Advisory Committee in late August or early September 2017. Grant checks will be issued at October trainings.

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

Apply online through iGAM:
https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_1164/?SA=AM

If you have technical questions relating to iGAM, please contact:
816.627.3452
grants@growyourgiving.org

Brian Motl
816.627.3429
motl@growyourgiving.org

Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
1055 Broadway Blvd., Suite 130
Kansas City, MO 64105

Phone: 816.842.0944
Toll Free: 866.719.7886
Fax: 816.842.8079

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