GRANT APPLICATION INFORMATION

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Menorah Heritage Foundation Funding Guidelines

The Menorah Heritage Foundation is guided by the following principles in awarding grants:

  • Perpetuate the Jewish Community
  • Anticipate and adapt to changing needs
  • Invest in transformational change
  • Address critical/severe needs
  • Support meaningful programs that benefit the Greater Kansas City Community

The Menorah Heritage Foundation seeks to support organizations who:

  • Maintain a history of compassion and excellence
  • Address the needs and represent the interests and viewpoints of their clients
  • Possess the leadership, management, efficiencies and resources necessary to achieve the organizational objectives
  • Collaborate with other providers whenever feasible and appropriate
  • Establish financial stability and present a sense of awareness regarding the details of operations

Eligibility: Applicant organizations must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  1. Tax Status: Eligible organizations must have been determined to have 501(c)(3) status by the Internal Revenue Service, and if this organization is a foundation, that it has been determined to be a non-private foundation.
  2. Geographic Parameters: Eligible organizations must maintain ongoing operations, including staffing and programs, within the greater Kansas City metropolitan area, defined as Johnson and Wyandotte Counties in Kansas, and Cass, Clay, Jackson, and Platte Counties in Missouri. All funded services/programs are designed and carried out for the benefit of a target population living in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area. Any exception to this geographic limitation must be requested and approved by MHF prior to submission of any grant.
  3. Non-Discrimination Requirement: Eligible organizations do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or disability both in hiring staff and providing services.

We want to ensure your organization is applying in the correct grant cycle, meets eligibility requirements, and understands our process.  The Menorah Heritage Foundation accepts only one grant request per organization per year. Please contact MHF at least two weeks prior to submission deadlines to ensure your organization is applying in the grant cycle that best fits your organization and your request.


The Menorah Heritage Foundation does NOT typically make grants for the following:

  • Lobbying, propaganda, or other attempts to influence legislation
  • Sectarian purposes (programs that promote or require a religious doctrine)
  • Capital campaigns
  • Fundraising events, including sponsorship, tickets, and advertising
  • Individual scholarship support
  • Deficit funding
  • Endowment support or multi-year commitments

GRANT CYCLEDUE DATENOTIFICATION DATEGRANT RANGE
Healthy for Life Grant2018 cycle deadline is
December 15, 2017
Week of March 19, 2018Please review with MHF
prior to submission.
Jewish Community CycleMarch 1, 2018Week of June 18, 2018Please review with MHF
prior to submission.
General Community Core GrantSTEP 1: Letter of Intent
May 1, 2018
STEP 1: Week of May 14, 2018
Up to $10,000
STEP 2: Invited Grant Applications
June 15, 2018
STEP 2: Week of September 17, 2018
Older Adult Cycle GrantAugust 15, 2018For 2017 Applications: Week of December 17, 2017
For 2018 Applications: Week of December 24, 2018
Up to $20,000
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