GENERAL COMMUNITY CORE CYCLE

General Community Core Grants – See below for information on deadlines


Maximum grant request $10,000


Our General Community Core cycle supports core organization operating expenses. General Community Core grants place a priority on organizations providing emergency services and assistance, shelter, safety-net health care, children’s services and other crisis based human services. General Community Core grants assist recipients in meeting their stated mission by funding overall organization operations, independent of direct service costs.

Examples of General Community Core funding might include the following:

  • Audit expenses
  • Rent
  • Utilities
  • Office Equipment
  • Technology Upgrades and Training
  • Benefits and Insurance

STEP 1- LETTER OF INTENT DEADLINE HAS PASSED

Agencies invited to apply were notified by May 15, 2017.  Please check back in late fall for 2018 information.


STEP 2- Applications for invited organizations are due Friday, June 9, 2017 by email to mhfgrants@jcfkc.org

A completed grant application includes all documents in items 1-2 listed below plus a profile with the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation powered by Guidestaror the information listed in items 3-5:

  1. General Community Core Application
  2. Financial information as requested on the FINANCIAL REPORT SUBMISSIONS page of the application.

Menorah Heritage Foundation places great emphasis on having a profile and updated information available with the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation powered by Guidestar™. ONLY IF YOU DO NOT HAVE a current Guidestar™ profile, please include the following, along with the information above, to complete your grant application:

3.  Financial documentation as described in A-D below

A.  Menorah Heritage Foundation strongly prefers that applicants for grants in all cycles include in their submission (i) agency audited financials from the most recently completed fiscal year and (ii) the IRS form 990 from the most recently complete fiscal year.  Any agency with an operating budget of $1,000,000 or more must comply with this requirement.

B.  If an applicant agency does not obtain an audit, and has a total operating budget under $1,000,000, then the applicant must submit (i) the IRS form 990 from the most recently complete fiscal year and (ii) a compilation letter or compilation report of certified financial statements from a practicing C.P.A. that includes the professional’s representation that they have reviewed the income and expenses reported in the most recent 990 and those numbers appear reasonable.

C.  If an applicant agency does not obtain an audit, has a total operating budget under $1,000,000 and does not file an IRS Form 990 (due to exemption), then the applicant agency must submit a review of certified financial statements for the most recently completed fiscal year from a practicing C.P.A.

D.  If the application deadline is too close to the end of an agency’s fiscal year to reasonably produce the above requested documents (e.g. a January grant deadline for a calendar year agency), then please submit the documentation from the prior fiscal year and supplement as soon as the most recent year accounting is finalized.

4.  A copy of the IRS determination letter indicating 501©3 status

5.  A list of the organization’s officers and board of directors

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Grant Award Notifications are anticipated to be made by mail the week of September 11, 2017.
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