In 1978, driven by the idea that charitable giving should be the responsibility of many, not just a select few, the founders of the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation passed a hat and collected $200 in change. Today, the foundation manages more than $3 billion in assets and works to improve the quality of life in the greater Kansas City region by increasing charitable giving, educating and connecting donors to community needs, and leading on critical community issues.
To that end, the foundation is inviting applications for the Clay County Children’s Services Fund. In keeping with the services cited in enabling legislation, the Clay County Children’s Services Fund board invites organizations serving children living in Clay County, Missouri, from birth to age 19, to launch or expand the following services: counseling and therapy; crisis intervention; intervention programs; mental health screenings; outpatient chemical dependency; outpatient psychiatric treatment; prevention programs; psychological evaluations; respite care; temporary shelter; transitional living (counseling and services); unwed mothers' services; and unmarried parents' services.
See the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.