KidsTLC, Inc. recently received a grant for $20,000 from the Oppenstein Brothers Foundation to support their Lotus Behavioral Health Specialty Clinics for Youth (& Families). Funding from the Oppenstein Brothers Foundation will help support the overall sustainability of the clinic and the vital services it provides to underserved and underinsured families. This funding will assist over 2,000 youth who struggle with anxiety, self-harm/suicidal thoughts, and a myriad of other mental health concerns through over 10,500 encounters. The Lotus Clinic will focus on increasing the availability of anxiety disorder services; support for the LGBTQ+ population; and specialized Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) services while also continuing general outpatient therapy.

Comprehensive Mental Health Services, Inc. (CMHS) was recently awarded a $7,960 grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOT), Missouri Elderly and Handicapped Transportation Assistance Program (MEHTAP) to transport patients who are elderly to medical appointments and other critical transportation needs. CMHS anticipates transportation services for elderly patients will...

United Inner City Services (UICS) recently received a grant for $5,000 from U.S. Bank, Community Play Pillar to support the Arts@St.Mark initiative which infuses the arts into the St. Mark Center’s learning environment and offers community experiences in the arts. The initiative aligns with the U.S. Bank guidelines of providing access to artistic and cultural activities and visual and performing arts for individuals and families living in underserved communities.

Powell Gardens recently received a grant for $20,000 from the Bayer USA Foundation to support the scaling of its multi-visit curricular STEM education program, Plants Matter!, for fifth-grade students. Funds from the Bayer USA Foundation will support curriculum development, volunteer training, and program delivery, including a portion of classroom supplies and program staff salaries.

YMCA of Greater Kansas City was recently awarded a $5,000 grant from the RA Long Foundation to strengthen the Y’s ability to provide water safety programming and swim lessons for 108 New Americans in North Kansas City. Refugee Swimming and Water Safety Training will provide water safety education and swim lessons to refugee community members.

Powell Gardens was recently awarded a $15,000 grant from the Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust to implement and maintain a modern plant database, purchase a label machine, and install new signs that display taxonomic information for current living plants. This project directly aligns with the Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust’s funding interest to promote environmentally responsible introduction, cultivation, and distribution of plants which have ornamental horticultural value through supporting collections management software and interpretation tools for ornamental plants. The Gardens will acquire the IrisBG database that supports emerging technologies such as GIS mapping. It also comes with Garden Explorer, a module that allows visitors to explore gardens and collections on their own. This database will allow horticulture staff to document and maintain essential information, including taxonomic and nomenclatural information, provenance, plant performance, location information, life history, location on the ground, and genetic information. This will inform the Gardens’ conservation, education, research, and garden maintenance efforts.

Te Deum, Inc. recently received a grant for $2,500 from the Richard J Stern Foundation for the Arts to support operating expenses and presentation of seven concerts. Funding will support expenses including the artistic director’s stipend, venue rentals, and guest musicians.  All performances will give audience members a chance to hear sacred choral music of stunning quality and to form a deep and relevant connection with each concert’s artistic theme.