What We Fund

Funding Priority:  Mental Health Services

All funded projects must expand services for Clay County children, birth to nineteen years of age.

Services cited in enabling legislation include:

  • Counseling and Therapy
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Intervention Programs
  • Mental Health Screenings
  • Outpatient Chemical Dependency
  • Outpatient Psychiatric Treatment
  • Prevention Programs
  • Psychological Evaluations
  • Respite Care
  • Temporary Shelter
  • Unwed Mothers’ Services
  • Unmarried Parents’ Services

Funding Restrictions:

The Fund may not be used to support the following activities:

  • Inpatient medical, psychiatric and chemical dependency services
  • Transportation services
  • Grants to individuals
  • Capital expenditures
  • Annual appeals
  • Endowments

Who We Fund

Eligibility for Funding:

Applicants MUST:

  • Be a Missouri nonprofit or government entity
  • Be in existence for at least 5 years prior to submission of application
  • Be in good standing with the state of Missouri with no current or pending legal action
  • Secure at least 25 percent of their funds from sources other than CSF
  • Conduct independent financial audits yearly
  • Maintain client confidentiality
  • Provide services regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender or age
  • Screen employees and volunteers who provide services directly to children and youth

How To Apply

Sign up for Funding Notices:

The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation sends out notices to registered agencies when a competition opens.  Please click here to register.

When We Fund

Community-Based Services Funding Cycle

May 3rd               Application Open

May 10th             Information Session 3:00 pm via Zoom, RSVP to to receive a link

June 11th            Application Deadline

June 18th            ED Review

July 12th             Committee Recommendations

July 21st              Board Meeting – vote on apps

August 2nd        Grant Agreements Sent

Sept. 1st             Grant Contracts Start