Parade of Hearts Beneficiary
Opens Nov 30 2022 12:00 PM (CST)
Deadline Jan 12 2023 12:00 PM (CST)
Description


Parade of Hearts is a public art experience that celebrates our diversity, unites communities and supports nonprofits by placing beautifully designed hearts by local artists throughout the Kansas City region. Parade of Hearts stands on five pillars: Arts & Culture, Health & Wellness, Education, Minority Owned Business and Hospitality & Tourism. Arts & Culture are represented by the local & regional artist community. Health & Wellness are represented by the University of Kansas Health System and Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

In 2023, a Limited Edition Parade of Hearts will display approximately 40 beautifully decorated hearts in high traffic visitor areas throughout the City.  In 2022, public charities throughout the KC region will have a chance to submit an application for consideration to become the third beneficiary for Parade of Hearts. A selection committee will review applications and choose the third beneficiary that will be announced in early 2023. Selected beneficiary will receive a portion of funds raised for 2023-2024 Parade of Hearts.

Important Dates

  • Application Launch Date: November 30, 2022
  • Application Deadline: 12:00 p.m. CST on Thursday, January 12, 2023
  • Applicants will be notified of the committee’s decisions via email by March 1, 2023
  • Proceeds from the Parade of Hearts 2023 & 2024 will be distributed in the fourth quarter of 2024

Contact Information: grants@growyourgiving.org or 816.627.3452

Eligible Applicants

  • The organization meets the requirements of U.S. IRS Code Section 501(c)(3) for qualified charitable organizations. To verify if your charity meets these requirements, search GuideStar.
  • The organization is located in one of the following counties:
    • Kansas: Johnson and Wyandotte
    • Missouri: Cass, Clay, Jackson and Platte
  • Preference is given to charities that have an impact on both sides of the state line, but does not require the charity to have an operating location in both states.
  • A focus in at least one of the three remaining pillars: Education, Minority Owned Business and Hospitality & Tourism.

Additional Beneficiary Benefits March 2023-September 2024

  • Brand elevation.
  • Social and digital marketing & awareness of organization's mission and impact.
  • Parade of Hearts website beneficiary page.
  • Public relations & media coverage.

Restrictions

Funding may not be used to support:

  • Individuals.
  • Organizations located outside the counties listed above.
  • For-profit companies or organizations.
  • Tax exempt organization that do not meet the requirements of U.S. IRS Code Section 501(c)(3) for qualified charitable organizations.

Application Materials
This application requires applicants to complete a brief eligibility questionnaire and to answer narrative questions.

Finalist Videos
Finalists will be asked to submit a one-two minute video that quickly summarizes what Parade of Hearts means to their organization in particular. Videos need not be professionally filmed or choregraphed. Videos filmed on mobile devises are more than welcome. Organizations selected as finalists will be notified as to how and by when to submit their video.

Procedures for Grant Seekers
Access to the application is available through the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation's SurveyMonkey Apply system by clicking the Apply button above. If this is your first time accessing this application software, please click the Register button in the upper right hand corner to create an account. Once your account has been created, please return to this webpage (https://grants.growyourgiving.org/prog/poh) and click the Apply button to begin the application.

If you are a first time user, but your school or organization has an application account, please contact grants@growyourgiving.org or 816.627.3452 to be added to your school or organization's account.

If you have any questions or require any technical assistance, please contact the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation Grantmaking Services Team at grants@growyourgiving.org or 816.627.3452.

Parade of Hearts Beneficiary



Parade of Hearts is a public art experience that celebrates our diversity, unites communities and supports nonprofits by placing beautifully designed hearts by local artists throughout the Kansas City region. Parade of Hearts stands on five pillars: Arts & Culture, Health & Wellness, Education, Minority Owned Business and Hospitality & Tourism. Arts & Culture are represented by the local & regional artist community. Health & Wellness are represented by the University of Kansas Health System and Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

In 2023, a Limited Edition Parade of Hearts will display approximately 40 beautifully decorated hearts in high traffic visitor areas throughout the City.  In 2022, public charities throughout the KC region will have a chance to submit an application for consideration to become the third beneficiary for Parade of Hearts. A selection committee will review applications and choose the third beneficiary that will be announced in early 2023. Selected beneficiary will receive a portion of funds raised for 2023-2024 Parade of Hearts.

Important Dates

  • Application Launch Date: November 30, 2022
  • Application Deadline: 12:00 p.m. CST on Thursday, January 12, 2023
  • Applicants will be notified of the committee’s decisions via email by March 1, 2023
  • Proceeds from the Parade of Hearts 2023 & 2024 will be distributed in the fourth quarter of 2024

Contact Information: grants@growyourgiving.org or 816.627.3452

Eligible Applicants

  • The organization meets the requirements of U.S. IRS Code Section 501(c)(3) for qualified charitable organizations. To verify if your charity meets these requirements, search GuideStar.
  • The organization is located in one of the following counties:
    • Kansas: Johnson and Wyandotte
    • Missouri: Cass, Clay, Jackson and Platte
  • Preference is given to charities that have an impact on both sides of the state line, but does not require the charity to have an operating location in both states.
  • A focus in at least one of the three remaining pillars: Education, Minority Owned Business and Hospitality & Tourism.

Additional Beneficiary Benefits March 2023-September 2024

  • Brand elevation.
  • Social and digital marketing & awareness of organization's mission and impact.
  • Parade of Hearts website beneficiary page.
  • Public relations & media coverage.

Restrictions

Funding may not be used to support:

  • Individuals.
  • Organizations located outside the counties listed above.
  • For-profit companies or organizations.
  • Tax exempt organization that do not meet the requirements of U.S. IRS Code Section 501(c)(3) for qualified charitable organizations.

Application Materials
This application requires applicants to complete a brief eligibility questionnaire and to answer narrative questions.

Finalist Videos
Finalists will be asked to submit a one-two minute video that quickly summarizes what Parade of Hearts means to their organization in particular. Videos need not be professionally filmed or choregraphed. Videos filmed on mobile devises are more than welcome. Organizations selected as finalists will be notified as to how and by when to submit their video.

Procedures for Grant Seekers
Access to the application is available through the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation's SurveyMonkey Apply system by clicking the Apply button above. If this is your first time accessing this application software, please click the Register button in the upper right hand corner to create an account. Once your account has been created, please return to this webpage (https://grants.growyourgiving.org/prog/poh) and click the Apply button to begin the application.

If you are a first time user, but your school or organization has an application account, please contact grants@growyourgiving.org or 816.627.3452 to be added to your school or organization's account.

If you have any questions or require any technical assistance, please contact the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation Grantmaking Services Team at grants@growyourgiving.org or 816.627.3452.

Opens
Nov 30 2022 12:00 PM (CST)
Deadline
Jan 12 2023 12:00 PM (CST)