Grants & Scholarships

Grant Recipients

Every November, in honor of National Community Foundation Week, the Community Foundation recognizes recipients of Community Grants funding at its annual grants luncheon. In 2017, over $261,000 was awarded to the organizations listed below.  The 22nd Annual Community Grants Luncheon was held on November 17, 2017, at the Adam's Pointe Conference Center, Blue Springs, MO.

ANGEL FLIGHT CENTRAL
Give Hope Wings - $4,645
Special thanks to the David and Connie Mayta Charitable Fund and Youth Advisory Council Endowment for their support of this grant. 

BUDGET AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE
Elderly Services program - $1,200
Special thanks to Junior Service League of Independence for fully funding this grant. 

CANCER ACTION, INC.
Nutritional Supplement program - $4,500
Special thanks to Junior Service League of Independence for their support of this grant.

CAVE SPRING ASSOCIATION
Expansion of the Truman Heartland Children’s Play Area - $2,810
Special thanks to the Linda and Mike Gerding Family Fund, David and Connie Mayta Charitable Fund, Prevost Family Foundation, and Youth Advisory Council Endowment for their support of this grant. 

CHILDREN’S CENTER FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED
Early Intervention Program - $4,045
Special thanks to the Kansas City Metro Men’s Chorus Fund and Youth Advisory Council Endowment for their support of this grant.

COLDWATER OF LEE’S SUMMIT
Dairy Distribution Program - $5,000

COMMUNITY SERVICES LEAGUE
Early Success at Hawthorne Place Apartments - $30,500
Special thanks to the Douglas G. and Helen Ann Hatridge Family Foundation Fund for their support of this grant.

COMMUNITY SERVICES LEAGUE
Financial Opportunity Center - $10,000
Special thanks to the HMF Beaudoin Family Foundation and Junior Service League of Independence for their support of this grant. 

DEVELOPING POTENTIAL
SMART Board - $4,000
Special thanks to the David and Connie Mayta Charitable Fund for supporting this grant.

DOWNTOWN LEE’S SUMMIT MAIN STREET, INC
Main Street Outdoor Musical Instruments - $5,220
Special thanks to the HMF Beaudoin Family Foundation for their support of this grant.

DRUMM FARM CENTER FOR CHILDREN, INC
COMPASS Program - $20,000

GRANDVIEW POLICE DEPARTMENT
"Move Toward the Badge" Program - $2,000

HAPPY BOTTOMS
Diaper Distribution Program - $2,620
Special thanks to the Youth Advisory Council for their support of this grant. 

HARVESTERS
Feeding Seniors Initiative - $3,500

HEARTLAND OUTREACH PROVIDERS
HOPE Dental program - $7,000
Special thanks to Junior Service League of Independence for their support of this grant.

HERITAGE PHILHARMONIC
2017-2018 Concert Season - $3,000

HILLCREST TRANSITIONAL HOUSING
Transportation Assistance program - $6,000
Special thanks to the Lucky Penny Charitable Fund for its support of this grant.

HOPE HOUSE, INC.
Children’s Therapy Program - $9,000
Special thanks to the HMF Beaudoin Family Foundation, Duvall Family Foundation for Children, and Lucky Penny Charitable Fund for their support of this grant.

INDEPENDENCE SCHOOL DISTRICT
The Academies of the Independence School District - $8,000
Special thanks to the Lucky Penny Charitable Fund for providing support for this grant.

JACKSON COUNTY COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES (CASA)
Transition Program for Older Foster Youth - $6,835
Special thanks to the Duvall Family Foundation for Children, Junior Service League of Independence, Kansas City Metro Men’s Chorus Fund, and Youth Advisory Council Endowment for supporting this grant.

JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES
"You Be You” Comprehensive Mental Health Campaign - $5,000

JOBONE
Disability Accommodations - $4,641 
Special thanks to the Kansas City Metro Men’s Chorus Fund and David and Connie Mayta Charitable Fund for supporting this grant.

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF MIDDLE AMERICA, INC. 
"Start with the End in Mind" Program, Phase 2 - $7,000 

KANSAS CITY BALLET
Student Matinee Performance of “The Nutcracker” - $2,500 

KANSAS CITY HOSPICE
Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care Program - $5,000

KANSAS CITY REPERTORY THEATRE
Theatre Education at Raytown South High School - $2,500

KANSAS CITY SYMPHONY
2018 KinderKonzerts: The Science of Sound Series - $5,205  
Special thanks to the HMF Beaudoin Family Foundation and Youth Advisory Council Endowment for their support of this grant.

KANSAS CITY UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE & BIOSCIENCES
Score 1 for Health program - $7,000
Special thanks to the Prevost Family Foundation for their support of this grant.

KAUFFMAN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Open Doors Transportation Fund - $2,055
Special thanks to the Youth Advisory Council Endowment for their support of this grant.

LEE’S SUMMIT CARES
"Bridges" Program - $5,000

LEE’S SUMMIT CARES
“I CARE” Bully Prevention Program - $10,250
Special thanks to the Douglas G. and Helen Ann Hatridge Family Foundation Fund for their support of this grant.

LEE’S SUMMIT HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Lee’s Summit Journal Preservation Program - $1,000

LEE’S SUMMIT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Symphony Community Outreach Program - $7,000

MARIAN HOPE CENTER FOR CHILDREN’S THERAPY
Access & Services for Underserved Children - $3,640
Special thanks to the Lucky Penny Charitable Fund and Youth Advisory Council Endowment for their support of this grant.

MARIAN HOPE CENTER FOR CHILDREN’S THERAPY
Educational Resources for Differential Learners - $5,000

MEALS ON WHEELS OF LEE’S SUMMIT
Meals on Wheels of Lee’s Summit Operations Support- $5,000 

METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGES FOUNDATION
2018 Flights of Fancy Mega Kite Festival at MCC-Longview - $3,500

METROPOLITAN ORGANIZATION TO COUNTER SEXUAL ASSAULT (MOCSA)
Project Aware: Child Sexual Abuse Prevention & Education - $3,000
Special thanks to the HMF Beaudoin Family Foundation for their support of this grant.

MISSOURI COLLEGE ADVISING CORPS
“Connecting to College” Program - $10,000

MOTHER’S REFUGE
Direct Care Support - $6,700
Special thanks to the Duvall Family Foundation for Children, Kansas City Metro Men’s Chorus Fund, Lucky Penny Charitable Fund, and Prevost Family Foundation for their support of this grant.

MUSIC-ARTS INSTITUTE
Music Scholarship Program - $10,000

NORTHWEST COMMUNITIES DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Multi-Generational Activities Program at Fairmount Community Center - $2,000
Special thanks to the Junior Service League of Independence for fully funding this grant.

PARENTS AS TEACHERS PROGRAM (RAYTOWN C-2 SCHOOL DISTRICT)
Diapers & Diplomas Program - $7,500
Special thanks to the Prevost Family Foundation for their support of this grant.

PUPPETRY ARTS INSTITUTE
Creative Puppet Making Workshops - $5,000
Special thanks to the HMF Beaudoin Family Foundation and the David and Connie Mayta Charitable Fund for their support of this grant.

RAINBOW CENTER FOR COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS
Nourishing Brains and Bodies Program- $5,160
Special thanks to the Kansas City Metro Men’s Chorus Fund and Youth Advisory Council Endowment for their support of this grant.

RAYTOWN EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Birds & Baskets Program - $2,100
Special thanks to the Linda and Mike Gerding Family Fund and Prevost Family Foundation for their support of this grant.

SALVATION ARMY
Crossroads Family Emergency Shelter - $2,220

SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS
“BEYOND the School of Economics” Program - $8,000

SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS
“Connecting Banking Institutions with Low-and Moderate-Income Students for Financial Education” Program - $2,500
Special thanks to the Youth Advisory Council Endowment for their support of this grant. 

SUMMIT THEATRE GROUP
 2017-2018 Summit Theatre Group Season - $7,500

THE CHILDREN’S PEACE PAVILION
Peace Pavilion Expansion program - $3,200
Special thanks to Kansas City Metro Men’s Chorus Fund for their support of this grant.

THE FAMILY CONSERVANCY
Student Assistance Program - $6,720 
Special thanks to the Kansas City Metro Men’s Chorus Fund, Lucky Penny Charitable Fund, Lenora “Lennie” Wyre Charitable Fund, and Youth Advisory Council Endowment for their support of this grant.

THE SUMMIT CHURCH (LEE’S SUMMIT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH)
The Summit Lunch Program - $5,000

TRUMAN HERITAGE HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Home Ownership Preparation & Education (HOPE) Program - $4,000

TRUMAN MEDICAL CENTER CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
Terrific Moms Club Incentive Program at TMC-Lakewood - $3,000

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI JACKSON COUNTY EXTENSION
Independence Robotics 4-H Afterschool Program - $1,750

UPLIFT INDEPENDENCE
Neighborhood Dinner Program - $1,000

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