Additional Interests

National World War I Museum

The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial commemorates the 100 Year Anniversary of The Great War. Over the course of the commemoration, a variety of programs, exhibits and events will serve to educate, recognize and remember the events and people of the Great War. Please click here for additional detail on upcoming events.

 

On November 7 and 8, 2014, the Museum will host a major symposium presented by the U.S. Centennial Commission in partnership with the Western Front Association and the World War One Historical Association. Experts will explore the events leading up to the First World War, including European and American reactions to the early confrontations that contributed to its escalation. For more information on the symposium, click here.

Neighborhood Revitalization

Greater Kansas City LISC

Grantmaking in this category seeks to reverse or prevent blight in urban core neighborhoods. Greater Kansas City LISC provides visionary leadership, financial and technical expertise, and resources to create neighborhoods that are good places to live, work, raise children and conduct business. As a national organization focused locally, LISC serves over 300 urban neighborhoods and rural communities nationwide, supporting over 100 square miles of neighborhoods in the KC metro area. Since 1981, LISC has invested more than $140M in local projects, leveraging more than $621M for the benefit of urban core neighborhoods on both sides of the state line. The Foundation has provided key program and operating support to help LISC help neighborhoods and residents plan, grow and transform. Learn more here.

The Arts

Kansas City Young Audiences

Kansas City Young Audiences works “to engage all youth in the arts, promote creativity, and inspire success in education.” Founded in 1961, KCYA has opened a window to the arts for more than 5 million children all across the Kansas City region. One of its premier programs, Arts Partners, is a consortium of leading arts organizations working to integrate the arts into local school curriculum. Students receive hands-on experiences, as well as classroom visits from teaching artists, field trips and live performances. KCYA is also collaborating with the KC STEM Alliance on the STEAM initiative in our region, a movement to integrate the arts into STEM curriculum. KCYA will pair a classroom teacher with a professional teaching artist for a semester-long partnership benefitting both students and teacher. Learn more here.

Children, Youth & Families

SAVE, Inc.

The Foundation’s grantmaking in the broad category of Children, Youth & Families strives to improve the well-being of our community’s residents and respond to their physical and emotional needs, especially those most at risk due to poverty, health issues or exposure to violence. After several years of growth in its mission to provide housing solutions to people with a dual diagnosis of homelessness and mental illness, substance abuse issues or HIV, SAVE, Inc., had outgrown its office space. In June 2014, a capital campaign was launched to renovate a boarded-up building the agency had been using for storage. Today, thanks to the Foundation and many other donors, the Silverleaf Building is home to SAVE’s housing voucher program, providing a fresh, cheery environment for client meetings and training. Learn more here.

Education

Crossroads Academy

The Foundation’s grantmaking in the area of early and K-12 education seeks to ensure that students in Greater Kansas City, particularly those in the urban core, have high quality choices for securing the best education to suit their needs. Crossroads Academy is a growing, public charter school in downtown Kansas City. It serves students in grades K-8, using the cultural amenities of downtown as part of its classroom experience. Crossroads strives to provide a rigorous academic curriculum so that students are prepared to thrive in high school and beyond. The Foundation has provided support to Crossroads for new classrooms to accommodate its growing student body and to increase teacher professional development opportunities. Learn more here.

The Hall Family Foundation is a private philanthropic organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of human life. Programs that enrich the community, help people and promote excellence are considered to be of prime importance. The Foundation views its primary function as that of a catalyst. It seeks to be responsive to programs that are innovative, yet strive to create permanent solutions to community needs in the Greater Kansas City area.
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Additional Interests

National World War I Museum

The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial commemorates the 100 Year Anniversary of The Great War. Over the course of the commemoration, a variety of programs, exhibits and events will serve to educate, recognize and remember the events and people of the Great War. Please click here for additional detail on upcoming events.

 

On November 7 and 8, 2014, the Museum will host a major symposium presented by the U.S. Centennial Commission in partnership with the Western Front Association and the World War One Historical Association. Experts will explore the events leading up to the First World War, including European and American reactions to the early confrontations that contributed to its escalation. For more information on the symposium, click here.

Neighborhood Revitalization

Greater Kansas City LISC

Grantmaking in this category seeks to reverse or prevent blight in urban core neighborhoods. Greater Kansas City LISC provides visionary leadership, financial and technical expertise, and resources to create neighborhoods that are good places to live, work, raise children and conduct business. As a national organization focused locally, LISC serves over 300 urban neighborhoods and rural communities nationwide, supporting over 100 square miles of neighborhoods in the KC metro area. Since 1981, LISC has invested more than $140M in local projects, leveraging more than $621M for the benefit of urban core neighborhoods on both sides of the state line. The Foundation has provided key program and operating support to help LISC help neighborhoods and residents plan, grow and transform. Learn more here.

The Arts

Kansas City Young Audiences

Kansas City Young Audiences works “to engage all youth in the arts, promote creativity, and inspire success in education.” Founded in 1961, KCYA has opened a window to the arts for more than 5 million children all across the Kansas City region. One of its premier programs, Arts Partners, is a consortium of leading arts organizations working to integrate the arts into local school curriculum. Students receive hands-on experiences, as well as classroom visits from teaching artists, field trips and live performances. KCYA is also collaborating with the KC STEM Alliance on the STEAM initiative in our region, a movement to integrate the arts into STEM curriculum. KCYA will pair a classroom teacher with a professional teaching artist for a semester-long partnership benefitting both students and teacher. Learn more here.

Children, Youth & Families

SAVE, Inc.

The Foundation’s grantmaking in the broad category of Children, Youth & Families strives to improve the well-being of our community’s residents and respond to their physical and emotional needs, especially those most at risk due to poverty, health issues or exposure to violence. After several years of growth in its mission to provide housing solutions to people with a dual diagnosis of homelessness and mental illness, substance abuse issues or HIV, SAVE, Inc., had outgrown its office space. In June 2014, a capital campaign was launched to renovate a boarded-up building the agency had been using for storage. Today, thanks to the Foundation and many other donors, the Silverleaf Building is home to SAVE’s housing voucher program, providing a fresh, cheery environment for client meetings and training. Learn more here.

Education

Crossroads Academy

The Foundation’s grantmaking in the area of early and K-12 education seeks to ensure that students in Greater Kansas City, particularly those in the urban core, have high quality choices for securing the best education to suit their needs. Crossroads Academy is a growing, public charter school in downtown Kansas City. It serves students in grades K-8, using the cultural amenities of downtown as part of its classroom experience. Crossroads strives to provide a rigorous academic curriculum so that students are prepared to thrive in high school and beyond. The Foundation has provided support to Crossroads for new classrooms to accommodate its growing student body and to increase teacher professional development opportunities. Learn more here.

The Hall Family Foundation is a private philanthropic organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of human life. Programs that enrich the community, help people and promote excellence are considered to be of prime importance. The Foundation views its primary function as that of a catalyst. It seeks to be responsive to programs that are innovative, yet strive to create permanent solutions to community needs in the Greater Kansas City area.
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