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Still $150,000 left in grants for non-profits

truman_heartlandTruman Heartland Community Foundation is once again inviting nonprofit organizations located in or serving citizens in Eastern Jackson County to submit a letter of interest requesting funding from the nearly $150,000 currently available through its annual Community Grants Process.

 The two-step review process will begin within weeks. Grant seekers should first submit an initial letter of interest by Thursday, April 4. Finalists will then be invited to submit a full proposal. To be considered for funding, programs must address one or more of the following issues which are important to the communities served by THCF. 

  • Arts, Culture and Historic Preservation
  • Building Stronger Neighborhoods
  • Education
  • Fostering a Sense of Community Spirit
  • Health Needs for the Community
  • Leadership Development for Youth and Adults
  • Programs for Seniors
  • Positive Youth Development
  • Transportation
  • Violence Prevention

 To complete the letter of interest and subsequent application, download the Community Grants Program Guidelines from www.thcf.org.

 In 2012, 44 nonprofit organizations received grants from THCF totaling $144,000. This included the Kansas City Symphony to conduct KinderKonzerts, JobOne to fund jobs for disabled adults, City of Independence Health Department to build community gardens, Baptist Trinity Lutheran Legacy Foundation to provide short-term medical assistance, Kansas City Hospice for operating support of care teams and the Veterans Way Memorial in Blue Springs. A full listing can be found at www.thcf.org.

 Truman Heartland Community Foundation is a public charity committed to “improving area communities by promoting private giving for the public good.” Founded in 1982, THCF continues to serve the region with assets reaching $28 million and annual grants surpassing $3 million. THCF provides a wide range of services to donors and grant seekers alike. For more information on charitable giving, visit www.thcf.org or call 816.836.8189.

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