The Hall Family Foundation views its primary function as that of a catalyst for positive change by responding to programs that are innovative and create permanent solutions to community needs.
Mother-Son

A mother and her son participate in a NeighborhoodsNow program sponsored by the Greater Kansas City Local Initiatives Support Corporation.

Grant Categories

The Hall Family Foundation concentrates its philanthropic efforts on five primary areas of need in the Kansas City Area.

Early and K-12 Education:

Grantmaking in early, elementary and secondary education seeks to promote excellence and access to a quality education. We prefer to support organizations, programs and projects that address the educational needs of urban school children with a particular interest in systemic reform/improvement efforts, closing achievement gaps and building human capital.
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Higher Education:

The Foundation makes Higher Education grants for select programs that are considered centers of excellence. We emphasize programs that expand research capacity and education opportunities. We recognize the link between Higher Education and the economic vitality of the region.
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Children, Youth and Families:

Grants in this category intend to improve well-being and respond to families’ physical and emotional needs. We emphasize services to people most at risk due to poverty, limited access to resources, health issues and exposure to violence. Our preference is assistance to children and youth and to those living in the urban cores of Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas. VIEW GRANT SPOTLIGHT
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Neighborhood Revitalization:

Our neighborhood revitalization grantmaking seeks to prevent or overcome blight and deterioration of the urban core and its neighborhoods. We prefer to support organizations, programs and projects that promote lasting, comprehensive redevelopment in targeted areas or whose work leverages HFF grant awards in other interest areas that may affect specific neighborhoods. VIEW GRANT SPOTLIGHT
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The Arts:

Grants in The Arts encourage excellence in the community’s performing and visual arts organizations. Top priority is given to programs that enhance quality, strengthen management and increase audience development. While larger, established arts groups take priority, we also invest in smaller groups that fill a specific arts niche. VIEW GRANT SPOTLIGHT
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Additional Interests:

Grants in this category include Foundation support of community-wide efforts that seek to provide long-term solutions to high priority local issues, such as Life Sciences.
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Agency Improvement Grants:

As a current emphasis area, agency improvement grants:

  • Address efficiency and financial stability of nonprofit organizations that work to serve the basic needs of children in our community, alleviating the negative impact of the economic downturn on children and their families;
  • Are intended for the direct service agencies (or support organizations for direct service agencies) that primarily serve disadvantaged, at-risk children and families;
  • Would fund technical assistance (quality improvements, program evaluation, training) and/or fund deferred capital needs (increased capacity to meet demand for services, deferred maintenance);
  • Should act as stand-alone, one-time grants, i.e., those not requiring renewal in subsequent years; and,
  • Use the same application process. Eligibility criteria require agencies applying to have been in operation for at least five years. Proposals will not be accepted for past campaigns or to reduce debt.

2014 Grant Listing

Program Area
Grant
Paid*

Children, Youth & Families


AFTER THE HARVEST
Transitional Organizational Support50,00050,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
ALPHAPOINTE ASSOCIATION FOR THE BLIND
"Expanding Life Experiences" Youth Development Program10,00010,000
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ASSISTANCE LEAGUE OF KANSAS CITY
"Building Today: Serving Tomorrow, Imagine the Possibilities" Campaign50,00050,000
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AVENUE OF LIFE, INC.
Equipping Center Program Support20,00020,000
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BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF GREATER KANSAS CITY
Youth Development Program Support for 2014725,000225,000
Youth Development Program Support for 2015725,000500,000
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CAMP FIRE
Kansas City Program Support for 2013-1540,00020,000
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CAMPS FOR KIDS
Summer Camp Program Support for 201440,00040,000
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CATHOLIC CHARITIES - KANSAS CITY-ST. JOSEPH
"Anti-Poverty Initiative" Support500,0000
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CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF NORTHEAST KANSAS
Emergency Assistance Services200,000200,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
CENTER FOR PRACTICAL BIOETHICS
Program Support25,00025,000
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CHILDREN'S PLACE
Support for Transportation Services39,00039,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
CHILDREN'S TLC
Strategic Planning Support20,00014,625
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
COMMUNITY SERVICES LEAGUE
Work Express Program Expansion (2013-15)200,000100,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
CORNERSTONES OF CARE
Healthy Kids Initiative65,0000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
CROSS-LINES COMMUNITY OUTREACH
"Hope for a Better Tomorrow" Campaign250,0000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
DON BOSCO CENTERS
English as Second Language Program Expansion20,00020,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
EL CENTRO, INC.
"Serving With A Purpose" Campaign50,00050,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
FIRST CALL
"Families First" Campaign200,0000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
FULL EMPLOYMENT COUNCIL, INC.
Continuing Support of Project Rise100,0000
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GILLIS CENTER, INC.
Healing Habitats Project70,0000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
GIRL SCOUTS OF NE KANSAS & NW MISSOURI
Outreach Program - New Strategic Plan225,000100,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
GUADALUPE CENTERS, INC.
Family Support Program40,00020,000
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HARVESTERS
BackSnack Program Expansion and Summer Pilot Project (2011-13)875,000200,000
Capital and Program Support for Strategic Plan Initiatives2,400,0000
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HOPE FAITH MINISTRIES
Transitional Internship Program Support50,00035,000
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HOPE HOUSE, INC.
Guardian Program Support (2012-14)100,00035,000
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IMMACOLATA MANOR
Facility Improvements175,0000
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JACKSON COUNTY CASA
School Children Advocacy Program80,00080,000
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JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES OF GREATER KANSAS CITY
Mental Health Coalition Program Support30,00030,000
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JOHNSON COUNTY INTERFAITH HOSPITALITY NETWORK, INC.
Capacity Building 50,00050,000
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JOSHUA CENTER FOR NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS
Social Skills Program Support20,0008,000
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KANSAS CITY COMMUNITY GARDENS
Consulting Services15,00015,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
KC CARE CLINIC
Support for Transitional Clinic Operations100,000100,000
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KIDSTLC
"The Sanctuary Program" Support100,000100,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
KVC HEALTH SYSTEMS
Capital Campaign750,000750,000
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MATTIE RHODES COUNSELING & ART CENTER
Program Support - Mental Health Services for Latinos (2013-15)90,00030,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION
Youth Development Associates Credential192,40092,400
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METROPOLITAN LUTHERAN MINISTRY
Support for Northland Community Services Center170,00025,000
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METROPOLITAN ORGANIZATION TO COUNTER SEXUAL ASSAULT
Crisis Intervention Services Support50,00050,000
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MID-AMERICA REGIONAL COUNCIL
Health Information Exchange Project with Safety Net Clinics (2013-14)50,00025,000
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NEIGHBOR2NEIGHBOR, INC.
Addition of Staff30,00015,000
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NILES HOME FOR CHILDREN
Renovation and Construction Project to Expand Capacity50,00050,000
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OZANAM
Facility Improvements50,00050,000
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PACES
"A Place to Be Safe" Capital Campaign150,000150,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
POLICE ATHLETIC LEAGUE OF KANSAS CITY, INC.
Expanded Programming Support100,000100,000
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REHABILITATION INSTITUTE OF KANSAS CITY
"Rebuilding Lives: Restoring Hope" Capital Campaign2,200,0001,200,000
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ROSE BROOKS CENTER, INC.
"Safe Futures" Campaign1,270,000820,000
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SAFEHOME, INC.
"Building a Better Tomorrow" Campaign350,000175,000
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SALVATION ARMY - KANSAS CITY
Doubling the Impact Demonstration Project (2012-2014)3,000,000500,000
General Operating Support in 2015500,0000
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SHEFFIELD PLACE
Capital Improvements44,00044,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
SPOFFORD
REACH to TEACH Program Expansion (2013-15)270,00090,000
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SYNERGY SERVICES, INC.
Growth Campaign650,0000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
THE BRIDGE HOME FOR CHILDREN, INC.
Capacity Building20,00020,000
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TRUE LIGHT FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER
Kitchen Expansion Project40,0000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
TRUMAN MEDICAL CENTER CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
"Shoring Up Essential Services" Campaign1,500,0000
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TURNER HOUSE CHILDREN'S CLINIC, INC.
Program Support50,00050,000
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UNITED WAY OF GREATER KANSAS CITY
United for Hope/United to Help - Round 7250,000250,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
URBAN LEAGUE OF GREATER KANSAS CITY
KC Urban Health Report7,5007,500
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URBAN RANGER CORPS
Junior Ranger Program26,40026,400
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VFW FOUNDATION
Parking Lot Repairs35,00035,000
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YMCA OF GREATER KANSAS CITY
"Building What Matters: The Community Capital Campaign" and Program Support for Youth Volunteer Corps of Kansas City1,620,0001,540,000
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YOUTH AMBASSADORS
New Youth Ambassadors Site (2013-14) 20,00010,000
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Total Children, Youth and Families
$21,194,300
$8,241,925
Program Area
Grant
Paid*

Neighborhood Revitalization


AMERICAN JAZZ MUSEUM
Festival Expansion Consultancy Project35,00035,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
ARGENTINE NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION
Program Support50,00020,000
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BUILDERS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Urban Planning Staffing Support50,00020,000
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GREATER KANSAS CITY LOCAL INITIATIVES SUPPORT CORPORATION
Program Support (2012-14)1,800,00060,000
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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY - KANSAS CITY
Support for Donation Pick-ups30,00030,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
IVANHOE NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
Program Support225,000125,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
KANSAS CITY DESIGN CENTER
Program Support40,00040,000
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KANSAS CITY HEALTHY KIDS
Indian Mound Neighborhood Program Support45,00045,000
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LINWOOD PROPERTY, INC.
Linwood Church Renovation Project250,000250,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
MORNINGSTAR'S DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, INC.
Construction of the Youth & Family Life Center 300,000150,000
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NORTHWEST COMMUNITIES DEVELOPMENT CORP.
Improvements to Fairmount Community Center45,00045,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
POLICE FOUNDATION OF KANSAS CITY
Support for Mobile Surveillance Camera System50,00050,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
SWOPE CORRIDOR RENAISSANCE, INC./UPPER ROOM
Support for Neighborhood Revitalization Plan300,000300,000
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UNITED WAY OF GREATER KANSAS CITY
Urban Neighborhood Initiative Program Support50,00025,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Total Community Development
$3,270,000
$1,735,000
Program Area
Grant
Paid*

Education


ALLIANCE FOR CHILDHOOD EDUCATION UNIVERSITY
General Program Support27,50027,500
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
BROOKSIDE CHARTER & DAY SCHOOL
Facility Expansion Capital Campaign200,000200,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
CITIZENS OF THE WORLD CHARTER SCHOOLS
Development of Citizens of the World Kansas City Charter School650,000200,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
CRISTO REY KANSAS CITY HIGH SCHOOL
21st Century Learning Initiative400,000133,333
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
CROSSROADS ACADEMY OF KANSAS CITY
Facilities Expansion Project Phase II275,00025,000
Math Improvement Program Support25,00025,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
GREATER KANSAS CITY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
Early Learning Landscape Analysis50,00050,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
GUADALUPE CENTERS, INC.
Alta Vista High School Renovation Project500,000500,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
HISPANIC DEVELOPMENT FUND - GREATER KANSAS CITY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
Organization Capacity Building Project200,000100,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
HORIZON ACADEMY
"Rays of Success" Campaign500,000500,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
JOHNSON COUNTY LIBRARY FOUNDATION
New Program Support (2013-2014)50,00025,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION
Planning Support for the Regional Center for Veterinary and Comparative Medicine at KSU Olathe Campus195,00070,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
KANSAS UNIVERSITY ENDOWMENT ASSOCIATION
Business School Growth2,500,0001,250,000
Hall Center Director Endowment500,000500,000
Hall Center Initiatives Support (2014-16)210,00070,000
New Interdisciplinary Health Education Building at KUMC25,000,0008,700,000
Support for the Hall Center's NEH Challenge Grant100,000100,000
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LEADING EDUCATORS
Greater Kansas City Leading Educators Fellowship Program452,207150,735
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LITERACY KANSAS CITY
Program Support40,00020,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
MISSOURI COLLEGE ADVISING CORPS
Program Expansion in KC Metro Area25,00025,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION
Analysis and Recommendations for Kansas City Schools$192,500$42,500
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NORTHLAND EARLY EDUCATION CENTER
Facility Expansion Capital Campaign500,0000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
OPERATION BREAKTHROUGH
Operation Breakthrough Collaborative (2012-14)450,000150,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
PARENTS AS TEACHERS NATIONAL CENTER, INC.
Parents as Teachers Community School Initiative156,00078,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
PREP-KC
Program Support523,671244,749
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
SCIENCE PIONEERS, INC.
Program Support50,00025,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
SHERWOOD CENTER FOR THE EXCEPTIONAL CHILD
Playground Project50,0000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
SHOW ME KC SCHOOLS
Operating Support10,00010,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
TEACH & LEARN EXPERIENTIALLY
Afterschool and Summer Enrichment Program Expansion for Exchange City and EarthWorks50,00050,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
TEACH FOR AMERICA - KANSAS CITY
Program Support750,000750,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
THE PLAZA ACADEMY
Program Support50,00050,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
UNION STATION KANSAS CITY, INC.
Science City Enhancements3,000,0003,000,000
Proceeds from MDFB Tax Credits Sale to Support Science City1,350,0001,350,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
UNITED INNER CITY SERVICES
Capacity Building Support300,000150,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI KANSAS CITY
Matching Grant to KC SourceLink62,50025,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
WILLIAM JEWELL COLLEGE
Support for Oxbridge Honors Program and Faculty Development463,000115,000
Oxbridge Honors Program Expansion (2014-2017)1,241,500123,500
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Total Education
$41,098,878
$18,835,317
Program Area
Grant
Paid*

The Arts


ARTS KC REGIONAL ARTS COUNCIL
Arts Consortium40,00015,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
CHARLOTTE STREET FOUNDATION
Leadership Transition and Program Planning135,00075,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
FOLLY THEATER
New Marketing Campaign for Jazz Series (2013-15)23,0009,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
FRIENDS OF CHAMBER MUSIC
Youth Ticket Donation Program 20,00020,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
KANSAS CITY BALLET
Audience Development and Program Expansion150,000150,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
KANSAS CITY PUBLIC TELEVISION
Arts Upload125,00025,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
KANSAS CITY REPERTORY THEATRE, INC.
"The 50th Anniversary" Campaign3,600,000200,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
KANSAS CITY SYMPHONY
"Masterpiece" Endowment Campaign5,000,0003,000,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
KANSAS CITY YOUNG AUDIENCES
Operating Support40,00040,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
LYRIC OPERA OF KANSAS CITY
Production of "Silent Night"135,000135,000
"Building on Greatness" Program150,00050,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
MID-AMERICA ARTS ALLIANCE
Kansas City Artist Programs150,00050,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
NELSON GALLERY FOUNDATION
Photography Acquisition and Expenses 20141,700,0001,641,364
Annual Interest Paid and Refinancing Charge on 30-Year Bond Issue0934,739
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
UNICORN THEATRE
Season Program Support for 2014-15 40,0000
Production and Capitol Support140,000140,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
WILLIAM JEWELL COLLEGE
Harriman-Jewell Series 50th Anniversary150,000150,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Total The Arts
$11,598,000
$6,635,103
Program Area
Grant
Paid*

Additional Interests


FRIENDS OF THE ZOO
Support for Visitor Transportation and the New Orangutan Exhibit1,000,0001,000,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
GREATER KANSAS CITY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
Strategic Assessment of the Regional Life Sciences200,000200,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
KANSAS CITY AREA LIFE SCIENCES INSTITUTE
Life Sciences Strategy Program Support (2008-17)50,000,000550,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
NATIONAL WORLD WAR I MUSEUM
Additional Digitization Project Support50,00025,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
PEOPLE TO PEOPLE INTERNATIONAL
Increased Staff Capacity300,000125,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
THE EISENHOWER FOUNDATION
Refurbishing Museum Exhibits350,000350,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
UNION STATION KANSAS CITY, INC.
Permanent Exhibit of Union Station's History200,000200,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Total Additional Interests
$52,100,000
$2,450,000
Program Area
Grant
Paid*

Grand Total

Total Children, Youth and Families$21,194,300$8,241,925
Total Community Development$3,270,000$1,735,000
Total Education$41,098,878$18,835,317
Total The Arts$11,598,000$6,635,103
Total Additional Interests$52,100,000$2,450,000
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Grand Total
$129,261,178
$37,897,345