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Grants to Missouri Nonprofits, Agencies, and Education
Institutions for Programming to Benefit Residents in Eligible Regions

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Truman Heartland Community Foundation (THCF)

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Grants averaging $5,000 to Missouri nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and public education institutions for programming to benefit residents in eligible regions. Funding areas of interest include wildlife conservation, health and human services, community betterment, adult or non-traditional education, arts, culture, and historic preservation. Eligible organizations serve the communities of Eastern Jackson County, suburban Jackson County, and Cass County, with the exception of Wildlife Conservation requests, which will be accepted from across the State.

THCF is committed to supporting the nonprofit community, and it recognizes the financial and operational strain that the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on nonprofits. Therefore, the Foundation will continue to accept applications for general operating support through the competitive grantmaking programs.

Funding for community betterment activities includes, but is not limited to improving neighborhoods, youth development and leadership, programs for seniors, transportation, violence prevention, racial equity, and more.

Eligible funding requests include:

  • Equipment (i.e. computer hardware)
  • General Operating Support (i.e. salaries and consulting fees)
  • Program Support (i.e. supplies, computer software, curriculum)

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GrantWatch ID#: 180071

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Estimated Size of Grant:

The average Community Grants award is $5,000.

Term of Contract:

Programs are eligible for Community Grants funding for up to three consecutive years. After three years of funding have been awarded for the same program, that program becomes ineligible for one year. Applicants are still eligible to submit proposals for different programs. Exceptions to this rule will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations that are 501(c)(3) nonprofits, units of local government or public education institutions located in or serving individuals or communities in Eastern Jackson County (defined as East of I-435), suburban Jackson County, and Cass County are eligible to apply for Community Grants funding for Arts, Culture, and Historic Preservation; Adult or Non-Traditional Education; Community Betterment; and Health and Human Services proposals.

Organizations applying for Wildlife Conservation in Missouri funding are not restricted to serving Eastern Jackson County, suburban Jackson County outside of Kansas City, or Cass County. Wildlife Conservation applications from across the state of Missouri are encouraged.

Collaboration with another organization/government entity/school district in the planning, funding, and/or implementation of the proposed program is encouraged.

Children's education programs are not eligible.

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Pre-Application Information:

Community Grants Applications are due Monday, March 29, 2021.

Applicants will be notified of funding decisions by early October.

Grant checks will be issued in November at the annual Grants Luncheon.

Contact Information:

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

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For questions, contact Rachael Watkins
(816) 912-4185

Truman Heartland Community Foundation
4200 Little Blue Parkway, Ste. 340
Independence, MO 64057

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Missouri: Eastern Jackson County, suburban Jackson County, and Cass County; Wildlife grants will be accepted statewide.

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