Please make sure you have read our grant information page to ensure you are eligible to apply and a good fit for funding.

Our Unrestricted Operating Support Cycle provides mission-based operating support through unrestricted grants to organizations providing emergency assistance, shelter, safety-net health care, child welfare and youth services  and other critical human services.  This unrestricted funding may be used for organizational expenses which are part of a board-approved annual budget, including administrative salaries, employee benefits, utilities, office supplies and equipment, technology, rent and professional development.

Eligible organizations must be based in and provide the majority of their services in the metro Kansas City area.  

The following organizations are not eligible to apply in the Unrestricted Operating Support Cycle: colleges and universities, hospitals, K-12 schools, arts organizations, organizations that require or advocate religious activity as part of or in exchange for services, organizations with annual budgets in excess of approximately $5 million dollars, and local chapters of regional or national organizations who cannot provide local financial information and/or whose local operating budgets exceed $5 million dollars.

Maximum Grant Requests: $10,000

Non-Discrimination Requirement: Menorah Heritage Foundation is guided by Jewish tradition and the belief that every act of goodness — every mitzvah (good deed) commanded by the Torah — contributes to tikkun olam, the ultimate repair of the world.  As such, we are committed to ensuring that the organizations and grants we support share similar values of building a more just world. Organizations we fund represent that they, and the funds used from our grants, do not promote hate or antisemitism.   Two definitions being used widely are the IHRA working definition of antisemitism and the Jerusalem Declaration.  Organizations funded by MHF also may not discriminate based on race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, veteran or disability status. By applying, your organization warrants that it has in place policies and procedures to ensure that you understand our policy and grant funds will not be used to negatively affect the actual and perceived safety and wellbeing of staff, clients, community partners and others and that your board of directors/trustees and staff are committed to such principles.

This cycle consists of two phases: a Letter of Intent, followed by a full Grant Application for those invited to apply.

The Letter of Intent information will be available by March 1. Deadline for submission is March 15 at 11:59 p.m. 

The notification of an invitation to apply will be sent via email through our online system to those organizations who are invited to submit a full application the week of April 8.

The grant application deadline is June 3 at 11:59 p.m.  Menorah Heritage Foundation does not accept late applications.  Decision notifications are made through our online software via email the last week of September. 

Click HERE to access our online grant software system for the LOI and application.

*** Please note: Menorah Heritage Foundation is a supporting organization of the Jewish Community FoundationBecause JCF and MHF are now sharing a grant portal, please be mindful that you are applying for the correct grant from the intended organization.

Click HERE to see a registration tutorial before you start.

IMPORTANT:  If your organization has applied to our Foundation in the past, your email account may already exist in our system.

If your email already does exist in our system, you will see this message when you register: ‘The Login you have entered (your email address) is already in use. If you have forgotten your password, cancel account creation and click the ‘Forgot your Password?’ link on the Login page.

When you click the ‘Forgot your Password?’ link, a box will appear asking for the email to send password reset instructions. Follow the directions in the reset instructions email to create your new password.

Please ask your IT department or email provider to add Menorah Heritage Foundation [email protected] to your safe sender email list.   This will ensure emails from our online grant software system will not end up in your spam folder.

 If you have a question, please contact us.

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