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)
Fundraising events, including sponsorship, tickets, and advertising
Individual scholarship support
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 is rare must be requested and approved by MHF prior to submission of any grant.
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, antisemitism (as defined by the IHRA working definition of antisemitism and associated illustrations https://www.holocaustremembrance.com/resources/working-definitions-charters/working-definition-antisemitism), or discrimination based on race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, veteran or disability status. By signing this contract, your organization warrants that it has in place policies and procedures to ensure that 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 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.
|2024 GRANT CYCLE
|GRANT FUNDING RANGE
|Healthy for Life Cycle
|December 15, 2023
|Week of March 11, 2024
|Please consult MHF prior to submission.
|Jewish Community Cycle
|March 15, 2024
|Week of June 10, 2024
|Please consult MHF prior to submission.
|Unrestricted Operating Support Cycle (formerly General Community Core)
|STEP 1: Letter of Intent
March 15, 2024
|STEP 1: Letter of
Intent decision notification,
Week of April 8, 2024
|Up to $10,000
|STEP 2: Invited Full Applications
June 3, 2024
|STEP 2: Week of September 16 , 2024
|Aging in Community Cycle (formerly Older Adult)
|August 15, 2024
|Week of December 16, 2024
|Up to $15,000