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Community Grants

The Research Foundation is deepening our investment in the health of Kansas City.

The Research Foundation awards community grants in support of programs and organizations that expand access to care, promote health equity, and engage students in health care careers.

What are you looking for?

Download The Research Foundation's Community Grant Communications Guidelines here. Please use these guidelines when publicizing information about these grants. 


1. The Community Grants Application is open. Applicants must create an account with The Research Foundation's Grants Portal to apply. Create or return to an existing account.

2. Applications are due by August 15, 2024.

3. All applicants will be notified of grant decisions by December 13, 2024.


The Research Foundation focuses its funding on organizations that primarily serve residents of Jackson County, Missouri with a priority on urban Kansas City.

Organizations must be tax-exempt under IRS Code Section 501(c)(3). We do not support 509(a)(3) organizations. We do not make grants to organizations with a pending 501(c)(3) status.

Community grants are awarded in alignment with the following priorities:

  • Expanding Access to Care
  • Promoting Health Equity
  • Engaging Students in Health Care Careers

Support will be considered for any program delivered by an eligible applicant that aligns with the stated priorities. All program applicants are allowed to request 10% in indirect costs to help ease the burden of overhead necessary to deliver the program.

Nonprofit organizations with health-centric missions for whom more than half of their program offerings are in alignment with The Research Foundation's stated priorities can apply for general operating support.


To learn more about our community grants program and our requests for proposals, watch the recording of our Virtual Community Grants Info Meeting below.

Additional Questions?

We're here to help! Send an email or call 816-276-4812.