Grants & Scholarships

Grant Recipients

Every November, in honor of National Community Foundation Week, the Community Foundation recognizes recipients of competitive grant funding at its annual Grants Luncheon. In 2018, THCF awarded over $283,000 to the organizations listed below. The Foundation's generous family of fund holders and partner organizations provided $63,843 in additional support for an overall impact of more than $347,000 in grants to our communities. The 23rd Annual Grants Luncheon was held on November 16, 2018, at the Adams Pointe Conference Center, Blue Springs, MO.

ANGEL FLIGHT CENTRAL
Give Hope Wings – $4,000

ARTS & AGEing KC
Memory Puppet Project – $5,000
Special thanks to the HMF Beaudoin Family Foundation for their support of this grant.


BLUE SPRINGS CHAPTER DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
An Illustrated History of Blue Springs Through Time – $15,000

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF GREATER KC
Project Learn Education Enhancement Program – $4,696
Special thanks to the Sam and Vera Doutt Charitable Fund, the David and Connie Mayta Charitable Fund, the HMF Beaudoin Family Foundation and the Youth Advisory Council Endowment Fund for their support of this grant.


CANCER ACTION, INC.
Nutritional Supplement program – $4,500
Special thanks to the David and Connie Mayta Charitable Fund for their support of this grant.

CAVE SPRING ASSOCIATION
Digital Infrastructure & Education/Preservation Project – $1,500

CENTER FOR DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED
Gazebo & Wheelchair Swing – $3,100
Special thanks to the Kansas City Metro Men’s Chorus Foundation for their support of this grant.


CHILDREN’S CENTER FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED
Early Intervention Program – $2,302
Special thanks to the Youth Advisory Council Endowment for their support of this grant.

COLDWATER OF LEE’S SUMMIT
Coldwater Food Pantry Dairy Distribution Program – $6,000

COMMUNITY SERVICES LEAGUE
Dr. Cliff and Patty Mohn Early Education Initiative – $20,500
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 – $6,500
Special thanks to the Hand-in-Hand Fund for their support of this grant. 

DEVELOPING POTENTIAL
Increase Access to Services – $3,100
Special thanks to the Kansas City Metro Men’s Chorus Foundation for their support of this grant.


DRUMM FARM CENTER FOR CHILDREN, INC
Drumm Farm COMPASS Program for Youth who are Homeless and/or Aging Out of Foster Care – $20,000

FORT OSAGE R-1 SCHOOL DISTRICT
Focus on the Future – $2,667
Special thanks to the Sam and Vera Doutt Charitable Fund, the Douglas G. and Helen Ann Hatridge Family Fund and the Youth Advisory Council Endowment Fund for their support of this grant.


GIFT OF LIFE
Transplant Mentors & Resources – $5,000
Special thanks to the Monte and Marjorie Tripp Family Fund for their support of this grant.


GRANDVIEW POLICE DEPARTMENT
Pizza with Police – $1,900

HAPPY BOTTOMS
Happy Bottoms Diaper Distribution Programs – $1,228
Special thanks to the Youth Advisory Council for their support of this grant.


HEARTLAND CHAMBER MUSIC, LTD.
String Sprouts – $16,500
Special thanks to the HMF Beaudoin Family Foundation for their support of this award.


HERITAGE PHILHARMONIC
2018-2019 Concert Season – $4,600
Special thanks to the Rick and Linda Henks Donor-Advised Fund and the Clifford and Diane Jones Fund for their support of this award.


HOPE HOUSE, INC.
Community Service Program – $5,000

HOPE NETWORK OF RAYTOWN
Help for Poor Families – $5,000
Special thanks to Junior Service League of Independence for fully funding this grant.


HOPEBUILDERS HOME REPAIR
Accessibility Solutions/Home Repairs – $3,300
Special thanks to the Clifford and Diane Jones Fund and the Kansas City Metro Men’s Chorus Fund for supporting this award.


JACKSON COUNTY COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES (CASA)
Transition Program for Older Foster Youth – $2,328
Special thanks to the Clifford and Diane Jones Foundation and Youth Advisory Council Endowment for their supporting this award.


JACKSON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Rufus Burres II Collection – $1,000

JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES
Older Adult Care Management – $4,000

JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES
You be You Campaign – $10,000

JOBONE
Music in the Workshop – $1,900

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF MIDDLE AMERICA, INC. 
Start with the End in Mind (Phase 3) – $15,000

KANSAS CITY HOSPICE
Carousel Pediatric Hospice – $5,000

KANSAS CITY SYMPHONY
Peter & the Wolf Live! – $1,900

KANSAS CITY YOUNG AUDIENCES
Arts Education for disadvantage students in Raytown Schools – $4,000
Special thanks to the HMF Beaudoin Family Fund for their support of this award.


LEE’S SUMMIT CARES
"I CARE" Bully Prevention Program – $6,000

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 SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
LSSO Venue Relocation – $7,000

LEE'S SUMMIT UNDERWATER RECOVERY
Underwater Rescue & Recovery Response Vehicle – $6,500
Special thanks to the Sam and Vera Doutt Charitable Fund for their support of this award.


MARIAN HOPE CENTER FOR CHILDREN’S THERAPY
Resources & Supplies for Children with Special Needs – $1,857
Special thanks to the Youth Advisory Council Endowment for their support of this award.


MEALS ON WHEELS OF LEE’S SUMMIT
Lee’s Summit Meals on Wheels – $5,000

METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGES FOUNDATION
Flights of Fancy – $5,000

MID-CONTINENT PUBLIC LIBRARY
Reading Rocket Outreach Boosters – $2,763
Special thanks to the Paul and Marilyn Thomson Family Fund and the Youth Advisory Council Endowment for their support of this grant.


MISSOURI COLLEGE ADVISING CORPS
Connecting Kansas City Students to College – $15,000

MOTHER’S REFUGE
Direct Care Support – $5,000
Special thanks to the Montie and Marjorie Tripp Family Fund and the Youth Advisory Council Endowment Fund for supporting this award.


MUSIC-ARTS INSTITUTE
Young MAIsterSingers Expansion – $6,000
Special thanks to the Gene and Joanne Cable Fund, HMF Beaudoin Family Fund and the Youth Advisory Council Endowment Fund for their support of this award.


NEIGHBORHOOD DINNERS
Neighborhood Dinner Program – $1,500

NORTHWEST COMMUNITIES DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Girl Talk Peer to Peer Mentoring Program – $1,900

PEACE PARTNERSHIPS
In-School Counseling Program – $5,000
Special thanks to Junior Service League of Independence for their full support of this grant.


POWELL GARDENS
Heartland Harvest Garden – $2,000
Special thanks to the Sam and Vera Doutt Charitable Fund for their support of this grant.


POWERHOUSE THEATRE FOUNDATION
Enchanted Forest – $4,500
Special thanks to the David and Connie Mayta Charitable Fund and the Youth Advisory Council Endowment for their support of this award.


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


RAINBOW CENTER FOR COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS
Playhouse Imagination – $4,516
Special thanks to the Youth Advisory Council Endowment for their support of this grant.


RAYTOWN CHRISTIAN CHURCH
Summer Lunch Program – $1,363
Special thanks to the Youth Advisory Council Endowment for their support of this grant.


RAYTOWN CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 2
IGNITE Labs – $2,057
Special thanks to the Youth Advisory Council Endowment for their support of this grant.


SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS
Now EXpanded Teaching (NEXT) Financial Concepts for Summer School Students – $15,000

SHEPHERDS CENTER OF KC CENTRAL
Senior Companion Program – $2,400
Special thanks to the Douglas G. and Helen Ann Hatridge Family Fund for their support of this grant.


SPIRIT OF INDEPENDENCE CONCERT BAND
Community Concert Band – $1,500

SUMMIT THEATRE GROUP
2018-2019 Season – $9,700

THE AUTISM OUTREACH FELLOWSHIP
Community Grants Program – $5,000
Special thanks to the HMF Beaudoin Family Fund and the Youth Advisory Council Endowment for their support of this grant.


THE RESEARCH FOUNDATION
ThinkFirst Injury Prevention Program – $2,272
Special thanks to the 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

TNC COMMUNITY
Homes Like Yours & Mine: Tech Upgrades – $1,900

TRUMAN MEDICAL CENTER CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
Lakewood New Parent Education Classes – $5,000
Special thanks to the Junior Service League of Independence for fully funding this grant.


UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI JACKSON COUNTY EXTENSION
Independence Robotics 4-H Afterschool – $1,900

VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION
Preventive Health Screenings – $5,000
Special thanks to the Sam and Vera Doutt Charitable Fund for their support of this award.


YOUTH ENTREPRENEURS KANSAS
Engendering Self-Reliance through Entrepreneurship – $16,000
Special thanks to the Sam and Vera Doutt Charitable Fund for their support of this award.


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