Kansas City Arts Institute (KCAI) recently received a grant for $65,000 from the Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts to provide general operating support for their programming. This gift from the Richard J. Stern Foundation will support KCAI’s annual fund, which finances 9% of the College’s annual operating budget and addresses the funding gap between student tuition and actual costs. Vital programs supported by this fund include the B.F.A. in Ceramics, the Current Perspectives Lecture Series, and collaborations with visiting and residential artists through KCAI’s Crossroads Gallery. Funding from the Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts will help the College advance its reputation of quality arts education and community programming.

Genesis Promise Academy recently received a grant for $153,000 from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City (now the Health Forward Foundation) to support the Genesis Counseling Program. Genesis School will utilize funding from the Health Care Foundation to continue the Genesis Counseling Program which provides school-based individual,...

Developing Potential, Inc. (DPI) was recently awarded a $44,200 grant from Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) 5310 to support the purchase of a modified minivan. The funding from the Mid-America Regional Council 5310 will support the purchase of a High Roof Long Conversion Van.  This van is a single wheelchair accessible van. The purpose of this project is to expand DPI’s on-demand, independent transportation service for participants. This service connects adults with developmental disabilities to the larger community by transporting them to offsite day services activities and to jobs. This request is for a single wheelchair accessible van. With this acquisition, DPI will have a wheelchair-accessible van at each of its three locations, allowing ideal flexibility for scheduling trips. DPI uses its vehicles to take individuals to and from offsite Day Services destinations, and to take individuals to and from jobs within the community. DPI operates all agency transportation services directly to and from its facilities. These services help individuals connect with opportunities in their communities for many purposes and helps adults with developmental disabilities achieve the highest possible levels of independence and dignity.

Comprehensive Mental Health Services, Inc. (CMHS) was recently awarded a $48,305 grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation, Missouri Elderly Handicapped Transportation Assistance Program (MODOT MEHTAP) to support the driver salaries, benefits, mileage, vehicle maintenance, fuel, and insurance to support transportation operating expenses. This program will provide 29,500 on-way...

Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) was recently awarded a $50,000 grant from the Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation to continue to evolve the quality of its facilities and programs, and advance the overall educational experience with firsthand learning opportunities for the 21st-century student. Funding from the Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation will support the KCAI Annual Fund and the 2018 ArtPop event. The Annual Fund is critical to KCAI, as it closes the gap between student tuition and the actual costs to educate each student. Sponsorship's for ArtPop are dedicated to funding scholarship support for KCAI students so that we can attract and educate the top talent in Kansas City.

Comprehensive Mental Health Services, Inc (CMHS) recently received a grant for $81,594 from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City (now the Heath Forward Foundation) to support the addition of a Suicide Prevention Liaison and Hospital Discharge Specialist to improve the quality of services, prevent further hospitalizations,...