Kansas City Chiefs Charity Game
Opens Nov 7 2022 09:00 AM (CST)
Deadline Dec 12 2022 05:00 PM (CST)
Description

2024 BENEFICIARY SELECTION GUIDELINES

OVERVIEW
The Hunt Family Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established by the Hunt family in 1983 to support charitable agencies in the greater Kansas City community.  The Hunt Family Foundation is committed to making a positive impact on those in need in the communities where we live and work through philanthropy, programming and volunteerism. The Chiefs Charity Game is one of the largest of its kind in the National Football League will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2024.

In 2023, the Kansas City Chiefs will select one organization to have the opportunity to be the beneficiary of the Chiefs Charity Game for 2024.  The chosen organization will receive 90% of the proceeds from the Chiefs Charity Game, with the remaining 10% of the proceeds dedicated to the sustainability of the Chiefs Charity Game and its future beneficiaries through the Hunt Family Foundation.  Annually, the game raises approximately $400,000 - $600,000.  The selected recipient will be announced in 2023.

DESCRIPTION
The Chiefs Charity Game represents a unique opportunity for the selected organization to partner with the Kansas City Chiefs on a large-scale fundraising event. The selected beneficiary will solicit Chiefs Charity Game donors and sponsors from the selected organization’s existing individual and corporate donors as well as new donors.  As the Chiefs Charity Game (and smaller game related events occurring throughout the year) will be a major fundraiser for the beneficiary, organizations should keep in mind that it may be difficult to appeal to your donor base for both the Chiefs Charity Game and other large fundraisers.  Please note the date of the 2024 Chiefs Charity Game will not be announced until the team's schedule is released in April or May 2023.The Chiefs Charity Game traditionally takes place in August each year.

The selected beneficiary will receive a minimum of 3,000 pre-season and regular season game tickets valued at $75,000.The charity will, in turn, be able to package those tickets with other Kansas City Chiefs assets to create multiple sponsorship opportunities for potential donors.  Assets may include, but are not limited to, trips to Kansas City Chiefs road games, donated suites at Arrowhead Stadium, on-field pre-game opportunities and Training Camp VIP tent access.  

The beneficiary will be required to devote at least one (1) full-time staff member to the game for the year prior to the game, and, at times, will need additional staff support to plan and carry out fundraising. The beneficiary will need full support from its board, one (1) or two (2) visionary event chairpersons and a volunteer base to assist with fundraising and other needs.  

The beneficiary will have the opportunity to use the Chiefs Charity Game logo within its promotional materials and will work with the Kansas City Chiefs to understand the expectations for fundraising activities, pre-game activities and game day.  A more detailed Memorandum of Understanding that establishes the responsibilities of the beneficiary and the Kansas City Chiefs will be executed prior to the announcement of the selected organization.

The Kansas City Chiefs will select an organization to be the beneficiary for the 2024 Chiefs Charity Game.  The selected organization will continue to be the beneficiary for up to two additional years so long as the conditions of the partnership are met each year.  

The Kansas City Chiefs and the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation held an online grant information session. The recording is available here. The passcode is  8*7n!&z@

REQUIREMENTS
In order to be eligible an organization must meet the following requirements: 

  • Be a 501(c)(3) organization 
  • Be located in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area and/or serve primarily residents of the five county Kansas City metropolitan area 
  • Have as its primary mission and/or demonstrate a major programmatic focus and commitment to the service of children and families in crisis in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area 
  • Demonstrate the organizational capacity to carry out the Chiefs Charity Game
  • Demonstrate past success in major fundraising efforts 
  • Dedicate a development staff member to focus on the planning and fundraising for the Chiefs Charity Game and commit to securing 1 or 2 chairpersons to lead sales efforts for the event
  • Provide 10% of the net proceeds of the Chiefs Charity Game to the Hunt Family Foundation

PREFERENCES
Preference will be given to organizations that:

  • Organizations located in Jackson County or that serve primarily residents of Jackson County
  • Present a well-developed plan for the use of the funds raised from the Chiefs Charity Game to be expended over the course of one to three years 
  • Utilize dollars raised from the Chiefs Charity Game to expand programmatic capacity and/or strengthen the capacity of the organization to deliver evidenced based programs and results 
  • Have other funding commitments for the organization and can show evidence that the organization has a sustainable funding model in place.

RESTRICTIONS
Funds raised from the Chiefs Charity Game cannot be used in the following ways:

  • As direct gifts to individuals 
  • To make loans 
  • For re-granting purposes including scholarships


PROCESS

  1. To be considered, an organization must submit an initial statement of interest by December 12, 2022, by 5 p.m. Initial statements of interest must be submitted through the online grant application module and those not submitted in this manor will not be accepted.

  2. If selected as a finalist, your organization will complete a full proposal, again through the online grant application module.

STATEMENT OF INTEREST
Click the Apply button to the right to begin the statement of interest.

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 grants@growyourgiving.org or 816.627.3452 to be added to your organization's account.

For technical assistance with the application process or questions about the transition, please contact grants@growyourgiving.org or 816.627.3452.



TIMELINE 

Call for Statement of Interest

Monday, November 7, 2022

Deadline for Statement of Interest 

Monday, December 12, 2022 by 5 p.m.

Selections for Full Proposals Notified 

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Deadline for Full Proposals 

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 by 5 p.m.

Finalists Notified 

Friday, February 10, 2023

Recipient Notified

Week of April 3rd 2023


ASSISTANCE
Denise St. Omer with the Community Foundation can provide additional assistance to applicants. Please contact her at 816-627-3417 or stomer@growyourgiving.org.

Apply

Kansas City Chiefs Charity Game


2024 BENEFICIARY SELECTION GUIDELINES

OVERVIEW
The Hunt Family Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established by the Hunt family in 1983 to support charitable agencies in the greater Kansas City community.  The Hunt Family Foundation is committed to making a positive impact on those in need in the communities where we live and work through philanthropy, programming and volunteerism. The Chiefs Charity Game is one of the largest of its kind in the National Football League will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2024.

In 2023, the Kansas City Chiefs will select one organization to have the opportunity to be the beneficiary of the Chiefs Charity Game for 2024.  The chosen organization will receive 90% of the proceeds from the Chiefs Charity Game, with the remaining 10% of the proceeds dedicated to the sustainability of the Chiefs Charity Game and its future beneficiaries through the Hunt Family Foundation.  Annually, the game raises approximately $400,000 - $600,000.  The selected recipient will be announced in 2023.

DESCRIPTION
The Chiefs Charity Game represents a unique opportunity for the selected organization to partner with the Kansas City Chiefs on a large-scale fundraising event. The selected beneficiary will solicit Chiefs Charity Game donors and sponsors from the selected organization’s existing individual and corporate donors as well as new donors.  As the Chiefs Charity Game (and smaller game related events occurring throughout the year) will be a major fundraiser for the beneficiary, organizations should keep in mind that it may be difficult to appeal to your donor base for both the Chiefs Charity Game and other large fundraisers.  Please note the date of the 2024 Chiefs Charity Game will not be announced until the team's schedule is released in April or May 2023.The Chiefs Charity Game traditionally takes place in August each year.

The selected beneficiary will receive a minimum of 3,000 pre-season and regular season game tickets valued at $75,000.The charity will, in turn, be able to package those tickets with other Kansas City Chiefs assets to create multiple sponsorship opportunities for potential donors.  Assets may include, but are not limited to, trips to Kansas City Chiefs road games, donated suites at Arrowhead Stadium, on-field pre-game opportunities and Training Camp VIP tent access.  

The beneficiary will be required to devote at least one (1) full-time staff member to the game for the year prior to the game, and, at times, will need additional staff support to plan and carry out fundraising. The beneficiary will need full support from its board, one (1) or two (2) visionary event chairpersons and a volunteer base to assist with fundraising and other needs.  

The beneficiary will have the opportunity to use the Chiefs Charity Game logo within its promotional materials and will work with the Kansas City Chiefs to understand the expectations for fundraising activities, pre-game activities and game day.  A more detailed Memorandum of Understanding that establishes the responsibilities of the beneficiary and the Kansas City Chiefs will be executed prior to the announcement of the selected organization.

The Kansas City Chiefs will select an organization to be the beneficiary for the 2024 Chiefs Charity Game.  The selected organization will continue to be the beneficiary for up to two additional years so long as the conditions of the partnership are met each year.  

The Kansas City Chiefs and the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation held an online grant information session. The recording is available here. The passcode is  8*7n!&z@

REQUIREMENTS
In order to be eligible an organization must meet the following requirements: 

  • Be a 501(c)(3) organization 
  • Be located in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area and/or serve primarily residents of the five county Kansas City metropolitan area 
  • Have as its primary mission and/or demonstrate a major programmatic focus and commitment to the service of children and families in crisis in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area 
  • Demonstrate the organizational capacity to carry out the Chiefs Charity Game
  • Demonstrate past success in major fundraising efforts 
  • Dedicate a development staff member to focus on the planning and fundraising for the Chiefs Charity Game and commit to securing 1 or 2 chairpersons to lead sales efforts for the event
  • Provide 10% of the net proceeds of the Chiefs Charity Game to the Hunt Family Foundation

PREFERENCES
Preference will be given to organizations that:

  • Organizations located in Jackson County or that serve primarily residents of Jackson County
  • Present a well-developed plan for the use of the funds raised from the Chiefs Charity Game to be expended over the course of one to three years 
  • Utilize dollars raised from the Chiefs Charity Game to expand programmatic capacity and/or strengthen the capacity of the organization to deliver evidenced based programs and results 
  • Have other funding commitments for the organization and can show evidence that the organization has a sustainable funding model in place.

RESTRICTIONS
Funds raised from the Chiefs Charity Game cannot be used in the following ways:

  • As direct gifts to individuals 
  • To make loans 
  • For re-granting purposes including scholarships


PROCESS

  1. To be considered, an organization must submit an initial statement of interest by December 12, 2022, by 5 p.m. Initial statements of interest must be submitted through the online grant application module and those not submitted in this manor will not be accepted.

  2. If selected as a finalist, your organization will complete a full proposal, again through the online grant application module.

STATEMENT OF INTEREST
Click the Apply button to the right to begin the statement of interest.

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 grants@growyourgiving.org or 816.627.3452 to be added to your organization's account.

For technical assistance with the application process or questions about the transition, please contact grants@growyourgiving.org or 816.627.3452.



TIMELINE 

Call for Statement of Interest

Monday, November 7, 2022

Deadline for Statement of Interest 

Monday, December 12, 2022 by 5 p.m.

Selections for Full Proposals Notified 

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Deadline for Full Proposals 

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 by 5 p.m.

Finalists Notified 

Friday, February 10, 2023

Recipient Notified

Week of April 3rd 2023


ASSISTANCE
Denise St. Omer with the Community Foundation can provide additional assistance to applicants. Please contact her at 816-627-3417 or stomer@growyourgiving.org.

Apply
Opens
Nov 7 2022 09:00 AM (CST)
Deadline
Dec 12 2022 05:00 PM (CST)