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Applicant Defined Grant (ADG)

Grants to Missouri and Kansas Nonprofits and Agencies
to Address Health Issues in the Kansas City Area

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Health Care Foundation (HCF) of Greater Kansas City

Deadline Date:

11/07/18 12:00 PM (noon)


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Grants of up to $75,000 to Missouri and Kansas nonprofit organizations and government agencies in the Greater Kansas City area for programs and projects that address important health issues. Funding is intended to improve health access and quality for underserved and underinsured groups.

For the purposes of these grants, the Greater Kansas City area includes Kansas City, Missouri, including portions of Clay and Platte Counties; Cass, Lafayette, and Jackson Counties in Missouri; and Allen, Johnson, and Wyandotte Counties in Kansas.

Proposals may address a broad range of health issues and must be based on priority needs as determined by the applicant.

Applicant Defined Grants are intended to meet local needs as defined by the applying organizations. Applicants also have the option to apply under the Foundation’s major grantmaking areas: Safety Net Health Care, Healthy Communities, and Mental Health.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179502

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum amount that can be requested in an ADG proposal is $75,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be tax-exempt as defined by IRS Code Section 501(c)(3).

If your organization has applied for 501(c)(3) status but has not yet received it, you will be required to use a fiscal agent.

A fiscal agent must: (1) be a nonprofit organization, (2) must be designated by the IRS as a 501(c)(1), 501(c)(3), 501(c)(6) or 501(c)(9) designation, and (3) must have annual financial audits.

If HCF awards a grant to an organization that meets either condition below, the applicant organization must receive its grant funding through a fiscal agent/sponsor:

-If the grantee organization has applied for a 501(c)(1), 501(c)(3), 501(c)(6) or 501(c)(9) designation, but has not yet officially received that designation from the IRS; or

-If the grantee organization’s financial statements are not audited.

Pre-Application Information:

HCF offers technical assistance to nonprofit organizations with annual budgets under $500,000. For more information, contact Andres Dominguez (details below).

HCF invites prospective applicants to visit the office to review past successful proposals. If you are interested in reading successful grants, please contact HCF to set up an appointment.

Proposals for 2018 Applicant Defined Grants will be accepted by 12:00 PM (noon) on the first Wednesday of the month through November 7, 2018. A dedicated amount will be available each month.

Monthly deadline dates include:
-Jan. 10, 2018
-Feb. 7, 2018
-March 7, 2018
-April 4, 2018
-May 2, 2018
-June 6, 2018
-July 11, 2018
-Aug. 1, 2018
-Sept. 5, 2018
-Oct. 3, 2018
-Nov. 7, 2018

What the Foundation Funds:

Before You Apply:

Health Care Foundation Guiding Principals:


Application Process:


Technical Assistance:

Contact Information:

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

To begin a new ADG application, click on the following link:

Andres Dominguez
(816) 241-7006

Karen Cornish Guile, Grants Manager
(816) 241-7006, ext. 106

Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City
2700 East 18th Street, Suite 220
Kansas City, MO 64127

Phone: (816) 241-7006
Toll-free: (877) 241-7006
Fax: (816) 241-7005

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Kansas: Allen, Johnson, and Wyandotte Counties;   Missouri: Kansas City, including portions of Clay and Platte Counties; and Cass, Lafayette, and Jackson Counties