HEALTHY FOR LIFE CYCLE

The Healthy for Life 2018 application deadline is December 15, 2017.  Please email submission to mhfgrants@jcfkc.org


Grant amount request: Applicants MUST schedule an in-person meeting with MHF staff prior to applying for a grant in the Healthy for Life cycle.


Our Healthy for Life cycle seeks to support programs that proactively improve health and wellness by fostering transformational change in individual or community behaviors. The ideal grant in this category would impact mind, body and spirit. We provide seed money to innovative, trailblazing programs that will draw other funders as the programs become established. Organizations should view MHF as a limited term source of financial support for such proactive programs.

A completed grant application includes all documents listed below plus a profile with the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation powered by Guidestaror if you do not have a profile :

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:

  Financial Documentation Required:

  • 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.
  • 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 CPA 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.
  • 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 CPA
  • 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.
  • A copy of the IRS determination letter indicating 501(c)3 status
  • A list of the organization’s officers and board of directors

Need some guidance?  Click here to view FAQs.  If you have a question, please contact us and we will add it to the FAQ if appropriate.


Grant Award Notifications are anticipated to be made the week of March 19, 2018.

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