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Black Community Fund (BCF)

Grants to Kansas and Missouri Nonprofits to Benefit
the African-American Community in Greater Kansas City

GrantWatch ID#: 176481
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, Greater Horizons

12/08/16 5:00 PM CST

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Grants ranging from $500 to $10,000 to Kansas and Missouri nonprofit organizations for projects that improve quality of life in the African-American community of Greater Kansas City. Applicants may be required to contact program staff prior to applying. Programs may be in the areas of education, youth development, and healthcare.

The BCF Board of Directors will also give consideration to a vital Community Enhancement, that which will have positive long-term impact and/or is affecting systemic change.

Grants usually range in size from $500 to $10,000.

To be considered a potential grantee, an organization must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and demonstrate a programmatic focus on improving the quality of life of African-Americans in the Greater Kansas City.

While requests to support special events are discouraged, the following types of grants will not be considered:

-Grants to endowments or to consultants that help prepare, create and build endowments
-Reduction or liquidation of existing debt
-Capital expenditures
-Scholarships or grants to individuals
-Annual appeals or fundraising drives, membership contributions and conference expenses

If your organization has never applied to the Black Community Fund, or is requesting Community Enhancement support, contact program staff prior to applying.

In general, the Black Community Fund will not be the sole or primary funder of a proposed project or organization.

Organizations may only submit a request for funding of a specific program once per year. If the request was not funded, the Organization may submit a new application for a different program within the same year. Organizations with active grants may not reapply until final reports on the active grant have been submitted.

The next application deadline is December 8, 2016, 5:00 PM CST. Applications will be reviewed in January.

Applicants are advised to review their organization's Nonprofit Profile to ensure that all information is current in the grants system. For questions about updating your profile or having reviewed status, please contact the Donor Relations and Education Team.

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

Pat Macdonald

Donor Relations and Education Team:

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

Greater Kansas City Area

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