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 through charitable giving, educating and connecting donors to community needs, and leading on critical community issues.
In keeping with the services cited in its enabling legislation, the board of the Clay County Children's Services Fund, which is hosted by GKCCF, invites organizations serving children living in Clay County from birth to age 19 to apply for funding to launch or expand any of the following: counseling and therapy services; crisis interventions; mental health screenings; outpatient chemical dependency programs; outpatient psychiatric treatment; prevention programs; psychological evaluations; respite care; temporary shelter; transitional living (counseling and services); unwed mothers' services; and unmarried parents' services.
The application form will be available starting May 3, and applications are due by June 11.
See the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.