The Women’s Foundation was created in 1991; and since then we have made 262 grants totaling over $2.5 million to programs benefiting the women and girls in the greater Kansas City area. But each year, the need in Kansas City far exceeds our resources.
Please note there are two documents to fill out to complete the RFP. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. The Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City is committed to improving the quality of life for women and girls in our community.
We seek proposals annually that clearly demonstrate a resolve to face challenges head on and effect change in the Kansas City metro area. Over the next 3-5 years our grant making will focus on enhancing and improving economic self-sufficiency for women and girls in Kansas City. Our goal is to work to alleviate the causes not the symptoms of inequalities and inequities for women and girls. Investing in the success of women and girls is central to our mission and integral in making Kansas City a better community; one in which women and girls can thrive.
Download the 2012 RFP to learn more about applying for a Rachel Alexandra Girls Grant Project grant!
The Rachel Alexandra Fund for Girls is a special Field-of-Interest Fund at The Women’s Foundation created to support the Girls Grant Project. The Girls Grant Project Team is an energetic, diverse and dedicated group of school-aged women from all over the Kansas City metropolitan area. We represent the voices of girls and young women to The Women’s Foundation by learning about philanthropy and grant-making. We believe that young females are capable of accomplishing great things when given opportunities and support. We have been selected trained to grant money to non-profit organizations that work with girls and young women. Our goal is to provide funding to programs that create positive impact and unique opportunities for girls.
Download 2013 RFP and learn more about applying for a 360º of Giving grant!
Now in its seventh year, 360º of Giving is one of Kansas City’s first “giving circles”– a group of women young in philanthropy, who are pooling their contributions to fund nonprofit organizations serving women and girls in Kansas City. Our mission is to bring full circle the resources and talents of young women to promote opportunities for young women, and to benefit organizations serving women and girls. The objective of this funding cycle is to impact the lives of young women by providing experience in a professional environment through a paid internship. We want to encourage healthy partnerships between young women and positive adult female role models and support efforts that yield the highest payback for both the intern and the agency.
- Women interns receive training, work experience and mentoring while earning a salary.
- Organizations enjoy the qualifications, energy and education of talented young women.
The Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City is committed to improving the quality of life for women and girls in our community. The Women’s Foundation was created in 1991; and since then we have made 262 grants totaling over $2.5 million to programs benefiting the women and girls in the greater Kansas City area.
For the past few years The Women’s Foundation’s grant making has focused on enhancing and improving economic self-sufficiency for women and girls in Kansas City. We are excited to announce that The Women’s Foundation has additional money to grant from the Field of Interest (FOI) Funds which were set up by individuals to support women and girls in the Kansas City area.
Available Funds for 2013:
- Carol Glaser Belove Fund for Women with HIV/AIDS ($3,100 available) – Benefits women living with HIV/AIDS.
- The Mel Carnahan Public Service Fund ($3,600 available) – Supports efforts to introduce girls to the concept of public service and to prepare young women to assume future leadership roles in public service.
- Choice Fund ($3,400 available) – Funds efforts to improve the quality of life for women and girls in the areas of reproductive health and sexuality education.
- Danielle’s Fund for Challenged Girls ($3,500 available) – This fund is intended to help the physically challenged turn their disabilities into possibilities!
- Gladys Feld Helzberg Fund ($4,800 available) – Funds programs to enhance the emotional health of women and girls, to strengthen their psychological resilience, and to nurture their ability to cope effectively with society’s expectations.
- Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation Sports Fund ($3,400 available) – Supports programs promoting increased opportunities for girls and women to participate in sports and enjoy the myriad benefits thereof.
- Spirituality Fund ($3,400 available) – Funds efforts to facilitate the conscious consideration and integration of spirituality in women’s lives and to encourage its incorporation as an overt dimension of program design in the organizations and systems in which women live and work.
- Mollie and Frank Zoglin and Sons Family Fund for the Arts ($3,600 available) – Supports projects that provide experiences, education and exploration in the arts for women and girls.