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

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 the 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 Menorah Heritage Foundation as a limited term source of financial support for such proactive programs.

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 August 31, 2019. Letters of intent are due by October 1, 2019.

We use the Letter of Intent to schedule in-person meetings to discuss your application. The earlier you complete one the sooner we can schedule a meeting with you! The LOI information isn’t binding and is changeable on an application, but gives us an idea of what you want to apply for and guides our conversation.

Applications will be available November 1, 2019 and are due December 16, 2019

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

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 exists 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.

After you submit an LOI we will contact you within 2 weeks to schedule an in-person visit to discuss your grant further. We understand programs represented might be modified following in-person meetings. Information in the LOI is not binding and can be changed in a full application.

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

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, you will need to comply with our financial documentation requirements for the 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 completed 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 completed 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

 If you have a question, please contact us.

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