Impact KC is a group of philanthropic and civic-minded individuals dedicated to making a substantive impact to the well-being of the Kansas City metropolitan area through volunteerism, fundraising and education. Impact KC receives funding from our general membership, and the fund is administered by the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation. We will award one-time grants to one to four organizations through an annual application process.
- Application Launch Date: June 1, 2021
- Application Deadline: July 30, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. CST
Generally, the range of our grants will be $5,000 to $15,000. We award one-time grants to one to four organizations through an annual application process.
Grants are made only to nonprofits that have current 501(c)(3) status. The recipient of any grant from Impact KC must use the funds awarded for the specific purpose(s) as outlined in the original grant proposal.
Organizations that serve the metropolitan Kansas City area.
Areas of Interest:
Impact KC makes grants across a wide range of areas, with an emphasis on providing funds that will have a substantive impact on a tangible project or defined purpose. Some of the areas are:
- Arts and culture
- Community development
- Education/Youth services
- Health and life sciences
- Social services/Families
Areas of Exclusion:
- Individuals, political parties, candidates or political activities
- Post-secondary educational institutions or any organization benefiting such institutions
- Religious organizations for denominational programs/purposes
Impact KC may ask for one to two site visits during the evaluation period. If Impact KC has any questions regarding your proposal, a member of the Steering Committee may contact you via phone or letter requesting further information or an appointment for a site visit.
Impact KC's main event each year is the Shark Tank, a chance for finalists to present their projects to a panel of experts and the members at large. Unlike the popular TV show, however, Impact KC's Shark Tank is an informal evening of food and drink, conversation, and an opportunity to see how Kansas City's nonprofit organizations serve the community. At the end of the evening, members cast their votes. Winners are later celebrated in a final event of the year.
Procedures for Grant Seekers:
If this is your first time accessing the application software, please click the Register button in the upper right hand corner. If you are a first time user, but your organization has an application account, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 816.627.3452 to be added to your organization.