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 supports strategies that proactively improve health and wellness by fostering transformational change in individual and community behaviors, with a particular focus on disparities in under resourced communities.  The ideal grant in this category would address at least one identified social determinant of health and holistically impact mind, body and spirit. Successful grant applications include programs or projects which remove barriers to self-actualization and often reflect different types of social entrepreneurship. 

In this cycle, we provide seed money to early-stage and/or innovative strategies to develop impact and supporting data necessary to draw other philanthropic and/or governmental resources as the strategies mature.  Healthy for Life grants serve as a limited term source of financial support for the creation and initial establishment of such proactive initiatives.  Organizations who are interested in applying in our Healthy for Life Cycle should contact our Program Officer, Kim Lewis, to schedule a preliminary conversation.

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

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.

Applications are due December 15 at 11:59 p.m. in our online grant system.  MHF does not accept late applications.  Notification of awards are made through our system the week of March 11. 

Click HERE to access our online grant software system for the 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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