Northland Community Foundation
The Northland Community Foundation (NCF), an affiliate of the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, seeks to improve the quality of life in the Northland by increasing charitable giving, connecting donors to community needs they care about and providing leadership on critical community issues. By using an RFP approach, NCF aims to solicit the best thinking of nonprofit organizations, public sector agencies, research institutions, and other entities serving Clay and Platte counties.
Contact Person: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Deadline: February 6, 2020
Grants are made only to organizations with a 501(c)(3) designation, public agencies, collaborations of nonprofits and public agencies, or other entities that have a charitable purpose with a Clay or Platte County, Missouri presence AND mailing address.
Grant Range: Grants ranging from $10,000 to $51,900 will be considered.
The NCF Advisory Board will evaluate grant proposals on a competitive basis and consider the following criteria:
- Innovative and effective strategies for creating sustainable charitable programs/projects in Clay and Platte Counties.
- Clarity of project description and project activities.
- Meaningful benchmarks and indicators of success.
- Organizational capacity to implement project – including expertise, staffing and leadership, operational and fiscal management.
- Ability to leverage financial, human, and technical resources leading to a greater impact (collaborative effort).
Preference will be given to organizations with a primary focus in one of the following areas of interest:
- Community Development
- Education/Youth Services
- Health and Life Science
- Social Services
NCF will not provide grants for:
- Individual Needs
- Capital campaign requests
- Social, labor, veterans, alumni or fraternal organizations
- Political causes, candidates or legislative lobbying efforts
- Budget deficits or debt reductions
- Recreational sporting events or athletic teams
- Religious organizations, unless they are engaged in a significant project that is nonsectarian and benefits a broad base in the community
- Multi-year funding
- Bricks and mortar
The 2017 Northland Community Foundation Needs Assessment and the 2015 Northland Community Needs & Health Assessment will serve as the foundation for establishing the above categories of priority needs in the Northland.
Grantees will be expected to meet NCF’s requirements for a final financial and narrative report as well as a presentation to community foundation staff and the NCF Advisory Board if requested. Grantees may be asked to participate in periodic meetings to share information on project activities and best practices.
- Application Launch: January 6, 2020
- Application Deadline: February 6, 2020
- Award Announcements: May 2020
Procedures for Grant Seekers:
All applications must be submitted online by 5:00 p.m. CST on the due date through the online grant application.
Click the Apply button to the right to begin the application
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 816.627.3452.