Please contact MHF at least two weeks prior to submission deadlines if you are a new applicant, or are applying for a program not previously funded. We want to ensure your organization is applying in the correct grant cycle, verify eligibility, and understands our requirements. Applicants are expected to limit their grant application to one MHF grant cycle. We are available to counsel you on which of our four grant cycles is the best fit for your organization and your request.
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.
Our General Community Core cycle supports core organization operating expenses, placing a priority on organizations providing emergency services and assistance, shelter, safety-net health care, children’s services and other crisis based human services. Core operating support is defined as expenses incurred for day-to-day operations such as: Utilities, accounting services, audit, technology, facility maintenance, professional development.
Our Jewish Community cycle includes grants for health focused grants programs promoting short-term and long-term physical or mental health, programs which foster or maintain a vibrant Jewish community, and core support for organizations in the Jewish Community.
Our Older Adult Grants include special initiatives and core operating support.
Special Initiatives are invited proposals only that seek to convene regional stakeholders addressing the important issues facing older adults who wish to age in community. These issues include housing, care giving, transportation, and social/civic enjoyment.
Our Older Adult core operating grants support core operating expenses for organizations that provide programs and services promoting social and civic engagement of older adults. Core operating support is defined as expenses incurred for day-to-day operations such as: Utilities, accounting services, audit, technology, facility maintenance, professional development.
Older Adult Special Initiative Grants are limited to invited, collaborative proposals that convene Kansas City metro area stakeholders addressing important issues facing older adults who wish to age in community. These issues include, but are not limited to, access to community based services (healthcare, housing, care management, transportation, etc.) and social/civic engagement.