The Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City focuses its grantmaking on econimc self-sufficiency as it realates to financial literacy, career advancement and support for women and girls. A total of $268,247 was awarded to the following 15 organizations:
All of the following grants have been funded by the General Endowment.
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Beyond the Conviction
Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph
Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas
Community Service League
El Centro, Inc.
GIRL Scouts NE KS and NW MO
Hope House, Inc.
Legal Aid of Western Missouri
Mana De Kansas City
Niles Home for Children
Phoenix Family Housing Corporation
Rose Brooks Center
The Greater Kansas City Hispanic Collaborative
Young Women on the Move
The YWCA of Greater Kansas City
The members of 360 Degrees of Giving announced their first set of grants in June 2003. To date, they have given 17 grants totaling $61,191.
Don Bosco Center
True Light Family Resource Center
The Girls Grant Project began in 1999 and has been making grants since then. During that time, 60 grants totaling $173,079 have been awarded.
Marillac Center, Inc.
Operation Breakthrough, Inc.
Migrant Farmworkers Project
A field of interest fund is created by a donor, or group of donors, to target grant funding for a specific area of concern. Funds are established with a $100,000 commitment payable over five years. Donations of any amount may be made at any time to existing funds by anyone interested.
Beyond the Conviction
$3,000 - To provide “Post Incarceration AIDS Prevention” workshops in a bilingual, gender-exclusive environment for adult and juvenile women.
$3,000 - To support Awesome Ambitions’ new “Capstone Project” which will assist Junior and Senior girl members in fulfilling this new KCMSD graduation requirement which focuses on service learning and the completion of a community service project.
The Coterie Theater
$3,500 - To provide the “Dramatic AIDS Education Project” to over 4,000 females, ages 13-18. Through a combination of a professional actor and a medical student, accompanied by slides and music, these presentations highlight and educate young people about HIV-infected youth.
$3,600 - To provide assistance with program fees for 125 young girls with disabilities to participate in Challenger adaptive sports and social activities, including cheer clinics, swimming, arts, fitness, tennis and soccer.