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Jacob L. and Ella C. Loose Foundation Grant

Grants to Kansas City Area, Missouri Nonprofits for
Social Services Programs for Needy Children and Families

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Greater Kansas City Community Foundation - Jacob L. and Ella C. Loose Foundation

Conf. Date:


Deadline Date:

06/29/18 5:00 PM CST


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Grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 to Missouri nonprofits for programs and services to benefit low-income and needy children and families residing in Jackson County and Kansas City. Potential applicants must attend a grant information session on May 3 or May 7, 2018.

Funding is intended for programs that support the direct delivery of human or social services to poor and needy children and families.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179505

Estimated Size of Grant:

$5,000 - $50,000

Term of Contract:

The grants run for one year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Loose Foundation’s focus will be funding programs that support the direct delivery of human or social service to poor and needy children and families. Programs that provide services other than human or social services are not eligible for funding and will not be considered.

Grant Restrictions and Requirements:
- Grant applicants must be 501(c)(3) organizations.
- Applicants must attend a Loose Foundation grant information session to be eligible to apply. The sessions are May 3 and May 7. Please see below for time and registration information.
- Applicants must demonstrate that the majority of the program clients/beneficiaries are residents of Jackson County and/or Kansas City, Missouri.
- Applicants must have a Reviewed nonprofit profile. Find out more at

The Loose Foundation does not fund the following:
- Any component of a capital campaign, endowment campaign or annual fund drive
- Grants for debt reduction
- Grants to individuals, including scholarships

Pre-proposal Conference:

Mandatory Loose Grant Information Sessions:
Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.
Monday, May 7, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

Applicants must attend one session to be eligible to apply. Both sessions are held at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, 1055 Broadway Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri, 64105.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Launch: May 4, 2018
Application Deadline: June 29, 2018

The grant application for the Loose Foundation can be found here after the application launch date:

Applications are reviewed on an annual basis by the grants committee, who make recommendations to the full board of the Loose Foundation for final approval. The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation is available to assist organizations by providing feedback on grant applications prior to their submission.

The Loose Foundation strongly encourages applicants to request feedback on grant applications prior to their submission. Applicants who are interested should schedule a feedback call with Community Foundation staff. Feedback calls should be requested at least two weeks prior to the application deadline.

Contact Information:

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

Register for the May 3, 2018 information session:
Register for the May 7, 2018 information session:

Schedule a Feedback Session:
Phone: 816.627.3444

Questions about Nonprofit Profile:
Donor Relations and Education Team
Phone: 816.842.0388

Technical Questions about iGAM:
Phone: 816.627.3452

General Questions:
Gwen Wurst
Phone: 816.627.3446

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Missouri: Kansas City and Jackson County