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Older Adult Core Grant

Grants to Missouri and Kansas Nonprofits to
Benefit the Elderly in the Greater Kansas City Area

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Foundation / Corporation

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Menorah Heritage Foundation (MHF)

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Grants of up to $20,000 to Kansas and Missouri nonprofits serving senior citizens in the greater Kansas City area for core operating expenses. Applicants must contact the funding source at least two weeks prior to submission of an application. For the purposes of these grants, the greater Kansas City metropolitan area is defined as Johnson and Wyandotte Counties in Kansas, and Clay, Jackson, and Platte Counties in Missouri.

The Older Adult Core Grant supports core operating expenses for organizations that provide programs and services promoting social and civic engagement of older adults and/or programs and services. These grants assist organizations in meeting their stated mission by funding overall organization core operations, independent of direct service costs, and may include administrative operating expenses.

Examples of Core Grant Support funding might include the following:

- Audit expenses
- Rent
- Utilities
- Office Equipment
- Technology and Training
- Benefits and Insurance

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 171757

Estimated Size of Grant:

Older Adult Core Grants – Maximum grant request $20,000

Term of Contract:

The Menorah Heritage Foundation does not typically make grants for multi-year commitments.


Additional Eligibility Criteria:


- The applicant must have a 501(c)(3) and non-private foundation determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service and be designated as a public charity under section 509(a)(1) or 509(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code.

- Organizations should maintain ongoing operations, including staffing and programs, within the greater Kansas City metropolitan area, defined as to Johnson and Wyandotte County in Kansas and Clay, Jackson, and Platte County in Missouri. All funded services/programs must be designed and carried out for the benefit of the target population living in the Kansas City. For core grants, funds must be used for operations in the above Kansas City metro. Any exception to this geographic limitation must be requested and approved by MHF prior to submission of any grant.

- Organizations must be non-discriminatory in the hiring of staff and in providing services on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin or disability.

The Menorah Heritage Foundation does not typically make grants for the following:

- Lobbying, propaganda, or other attempts to influence legislation
- Sectarian purposes (programs that promote or require a religious doctrine)
- Capital campaigns
- Fundraising events, including sponsorship, tickets, and advertising
- Individual scholarship support
- Deficit funding
- Endowment support
- Multi-year commitments

Pre-Application Information:

All 2017 applicants must contact MHF at least two weeks prior to submission. The Foundation wants to ensure your organization is applying in the correct grant cycle and understands their requirements. Applicants are strongly encouraged to limit their grant application to one MHF grant cycle.

Applications are due Monday, August 15, 2017.

Grant Award Notifications are anticipated to be made by mail the week of December 11, 2017.

A completed grant application includes items 1 and 2 listed on the Foundation's website (see URL for Full Text below), plus a profile with the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation powered by Guidestar (; or the information listed in items 3-5 on the Foundation's website, to complete your grant application.

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

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Kansas: Johnson and Wyandotte Counties;   Missouri: Clay, Jackson, and Platte Counties