Our Grants

How to Apply

The Clay County Children’s Services Fund is pleased to announce the opening of its 2019 application for funding.

The Fund will make funds available to nonprofit and public organizations for services that protect the well-being and safety of children and youth aged nineteen years or younger and residing in Clay County, Missouri, and to strengthen their families. Funding will be awarded on a competitive basis and in the form of contracts for services beginning in September 2019.

More information is available at www.growyourgiving.org/grant/clay-county-childrens-services-fund. A Letter of Interest form is currently available online and the deadline to submit is Monday, May 13, 2019. Organizations selected to complete the full application will be notified in June 2019 and grantees will be announced in August.

Optional information sessions will be announced at www.growyourgiving.org/grant/clay-county-childrens-services-fund.

Questions may be directed to Kathy Macken, Clay County Children’s Services Fund Executive Director at kmacken@claycokids.org.

Assistance for the online application system, iGAM, is available through the deadline by contacting grants@growyourgiving.org or 816.627.3452.

Grant List by Year

2019

2019 Funding Cycle is in process. Grants will be announced in August.

2018 Grant Recipients

Excelsior Springs School District #40

Excelsior Springs School District received $300,000 to implement a new project that will include suicide prevention training for secondary school students, counseling, screenings and case management. Outcomes will include a decrease in incidents in bullying and an increase in the number of students receiving mental health services.

Kearney R-1 School District

Kearney School District received $253,575 to implement a new project that will include suicide prevention training for students, mental health services and will increase the number of parenting classes offered to student parents.

Liberty Public Schools

Liberty Public Schools received $900,000 to implement a new project that will increase the number of schools using Conscious Discipline practices by four. Three additional middle schools will be trained in Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS). Partnerships with Tri County Mental Health Services and Synergy Services will increase the number of students receiving mental health services. 

Missouri City School District

Missouri City Schools received $50,000 to introduce a new program that includes teacher and staff training and resources for students to access mental health services remotely.  Outcomes will include a decrease in incidents of bullying, students participating in suicide prevention training and an increase in students receiving mental health services.

North Kansas City Schools

North Kansas City School District received $1.5 million to expand their existing counseling and screening services and staff training and resources. Outcomes will include a decrease in incidents of bullying, students participating in suicide prevention training and an increase in the number of students reaching their treatment goals in counseling.

Smithville R-II School District

Smithville School District received $181,020 to expand their existing student services in the areas of mental health services, chemical dependency out-patient services and Trauma Informed Schools training. Outcomes will also include a reduction in classroom disruptions and school suspensions.

Testimonials

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