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 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
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Applications Submission: Eligible applications are only accepted when submitted through our online application software. Applications submitted through mail WILL NOT be accepted.
If you have a question, please contact us.
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 calendar year. Please contact MHF at least two weeks prior to submission deadlines if you are a new applicant, or are applying for a new program not previously funded. We want to ensure your organization is applying in the grant cycle that best fits your request.
|2021 GRANT CYCLE||DEADLINE||NOTIFICATION DATE||GRANT FUNDING RANGE|
|Healthy for Life Cycle||2021 application deadline has passed||Week of March 8, 2021||Please consult MHF prior to submission.|
|Jewish Community Cycle||March 15, 2021||Week of June 7, 2021||Please consult MHF prior to submission.|
|Unrestricted Operating Support Cycle (formerly General Community Core)||STEP 1: Letter of Intent |
April 15, 2021
|STEP 1: Week of May 3, 2021 ||Up to $10,000|
|STEP 2: Invited Full Applications |
June 1, 2021
|STEP 2: Week of September 20, 2021|
|Aging in Community Cycle (formerly Older Adult)||August 15, 2021||Week of December 12, 2021||Up to $15,000|