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William J. Brace Charitable Trust Grant

Grants to Kansas City, Missouri Nonprofits
for Education, Health, and Human Services

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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U.S. Trust, Bank of America - William J. Brace Charitable Trust

Deadline Date:

10/31/17 11:59 PM


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Grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 to Kansas City, Missouri nonprofits for community benefit programs. Though funding may be awarded in other areas, priority will be given to children's health and education, health and support for older adults, and to local hospitals. Grant requests for general operating support and program support will be considered.

Funding areas include arts, culture, and humanities; community improvement and capacity building; education; health; and human services.

Arts, Culture, & Humanities

The Trusts support programming that:
- Fosters the enjoyment and appreciation of the visual and performing arts
- Strengthens humanities and arts-related education programs
- Provides affordable access
- Enhances artistic elements in communities
- Nurtures a new generation of artists.


Quality education is fundamental to success and is essential to the continued wellbeing
of the community. Consequently, interest is placed in systemic school improvement, particularly in the areas of management and teacher quality; academic programs that address the needs of disadvantaged children; and efforts to better connect schools with their communities.

Specifically, funding goes towards programming that:
- Promotes effective teaching
- Improves the academic achievement of, or expands educational opportunities for, disadvantaged students
- Improves governance and management
- Strengthens nonprofit organizations, school leadership, and teaching
- Bolsters strategic initiatives of area colleges and universities.


Special attention is paid to the needs of society's most vulnerable people, including low-income
children and their families, frail older adults, adults with disabilities, the homeless, and those with debilitating diseases and illnesses.

Funding goes towards programming that:
-Improves the delivery of health care to the indigent, uninsured, and other vulnerable populations
-Addresses health and health care problems that intersect with social factors.

Human Services

Funding goes towards programming that:
-Strengthens agencies that deliver critical human services and maintains the community’s safety net
-Helps agencies respond to federal, state, and local public policy changes.

Community Improvement & Capacity Building

Recognizing the inherent value in the nonprofit sector, support is given to grantmaking that strengthens, raises the profile, and builds excellence in organizations that are critical to the vitality of the city and the region.

Funding goes towards capacity building and infrastructure development projects
-Assessments, planning, and implementation of technology for management and programmatic functions within an organization
-Technical assistance on wide-ranging topics, including grant writing, strategic planning, financial
management services, business development, board and volunteer management, and marketing
-Mergers, affiliations, or other restructuring efforts.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176334

Estimated Size of Grant:

Generally $5,000 - $50,000

Term of Contract:

Grants are one year in duration.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofit, charitable organizations serving vital community needs may apply.

Grant requests for capital support will not be considered.

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline for the Brace Charitable Trust is October 31.

Applicants will be notified of grant decisions by the end of January.

Contact Information:

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

Register and apply online:

Tony Twyman, SVP, Sr. Philanthropic Client Manager

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Missouri: Kansas City