The Whole Person, Inc. recently received a grant for $31,997 from the United Way of Greater Kansas City to support their Independent Living Services program.    

The Whole Person provides its Independent Living Services in accordance with the guiding principles and best practices required of all federal Centers for Independent Living.  The theory and guiding principle is that people with disabilities should be able to live just like anyone else:

Te Deum, Inc. recently received a grant for $750 from ArtsKC to support the overall mission of the organization.  Te Deum, Inc.’s vision is the see sacred music’s significance, relevance, and quality enhanced in the Kansas City community.

Te Deum currently has two ensembles, Te Deum Chamber Choir and Te Deum Antiqua. The Chamber Choir’s mission is to perform diverse sacred choral repertoire in a uniquely relevant context, creating a musically inspiring and spiritually stirring experience. Antiqua’s mission is to provide Kansas City with a professional ensemble dedicated to historically informed performances of early music. Te Deum’s overarching goal is to touch people’s lives with music in a meaningful way.

Metro Lutheran Ministries (MLM) recently received a grant for $35,000 from the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation – Linscomb Foundation to provide funding and support for the Community Care Program at MLM Northland.

For over 30 years, MLM Northland has provided emergency assistance to poor and needy families and their children who are facing financial crisis and live in Clay and Platte counties. This assistance includes food and commodities to help feed these children and families as well as emergency payments to landlords or service providers for families facing eviction or who are in imminent danger of losing their utility services.  Through these payments, which are issued directly to landlords and utility service providers, families are able to stay in their homes, keep their utilities on and keep their children safe.

Metro Lutheran Ministries (MLM) was recently awarded a $5,000 grant from Kansas City Power and Light (KCP&L) to provide emergency utility assistance for families in imminent danger of losing their utility services.

MLM has provided Emergency Assistance for over 40 years to people in financial crisis.  This assistance includes emergency payments to utility service providers for families in imminent danger of losing their utility services.  These families are existing at or below the 150% of the federal poverty guidelines.  Beyond immediate resources to stabilize families in financial crisis, MLM helps clients manage limited resources efficiently, and given them hope and a helping hand to break the cycle of poverty.

Metro Lutheran Ministries (MLM) was recently awarded a $68,650 grant from Corporation for National Service and Community, AmeriCorps to support five AmeriCorps members who will provide financial literacy service, employment services, housing repair, housing repair education, nutrition education, community gardening, and food delivery services in Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas. 

The mission of Metro Lutheran Ministry (MLM) is to affirm the right of all people to food, clothing and shelter, while promoting self-sufficiency and hope through direct services and advocacy.  AmeriCorps members (Members) will address the root cause of poverty, the root causes of sustained employed poverty, and one of the most basic symptoms of poverty.  Members (A, B, and C) will provide financial literacy and employment services. Members (C and D) will provide nutrition education, weekend food for children, and community garden support. One Member (E) will provide household repair and maintenance education.