Baptist-Trinity Lutheran Legacy Foundation (BTLLF) recently received a grant for $50,000 from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City (now the Health Forward Foundation), Applicant Defined Grant to support hearing aids through Kansas City’s Medicine Cabinet. The Medicine Cabinet partners with 14 existing social service agencies in the Kansas City area to facilitate access to crisis-related medical services for low-income individuals.

Metro Lutheran Ministry (MLM) was recently awarded a $50,000 grant from Missouri Department of Corrections, Community Reentry Funding to provide employment and housing services to 30 offenders supervised by the Missouri Board of Probation and Parole through its Learning to Earning program. Employment services will include work readiness classes, assistance with job applications, resumes, and job search activities, as well as follow-up services.  Housing services will include assistance with rental deposits and rent.  These services align to the Service Supportive Housing preference identifies by the Department of Corrections.  Other wrap around services included in the project but not paid for out of this grant include assistance with food or transportation.

Metro Lutheran Ministry (MLM) recently received a grant for $50,000 from the Kansas City Missouri Emergency Services Grant to provide Rapid Re-Housing services to 16 households, provided under MLM's Family Empowerment Continuum of Services, which includes housing, food, and intensive case management in order to help families gain self-sufficiency.

Metro Lutheran Ministry (MLM) was recently awarded a $50,000 grant from the Ronald D. Deffenbaugh, Sr. Foundation to support enhancement of MLM’s Midtown Impact Network program through adoption of the evidence-based Financial Opportunity Center (FOC) 3 model (Local Initiative Support Corporation, 2017). FOC’s are career and personal finance service centers designed to help low- to moderate-income people focus on their financial bottom line through financial coaching, employment services, and access to income supports.

United Inner City Services (UICS) recently received a grant for $100,000 from the Jackson County Community Children’s Services Fund to improve mental health outcomes for low-income children and families in Jackson County, Missouri. UICS will expand the UICS Mental Health Intervention program, essentially duplicating the existing program from St. Mark Center, to the new campus, UICS Metro Center.

The YMCA of Greater Kansas City recently received a capital grant for $3,000,000 from the Sunderland Foundation to support the new Downtown YMCA/Kirk Family Community Center. The development plan for the Downtown YMCA/Kirk Family Community Center is well underway.  This project represents the next chapter of the health and well-being for downtown Kansas City and will allow the Y to continue providing programs and services focused on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

Camp Fire was recently awarded a $2,500,000 grant from the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation to support the implementation of its five-year Business Plan, “Strengthening the System.” Funds from the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation support the implementation of its five-year Business Plan, “Strengthening the System,” specifically funding the support of the NHQ and council leadership as the staff and national board begin addressing the Plan’s four goals:
  1. Increase Camp Fire’s brand visibility and awareness;
  2. Continue to strengthen the council system;
  3. Ensure NHQ’s long-term health and sustainability; and
  4. Continue to increase the effectiveness of the National Board of Trustees.

The YMCA of Greater Kansas City recently received a grant for $500,000 from the Victor E. Speas Foundation towards the construction of the Downtown Y/Kirk Family Community Center. Once completed, the new Downtown Y will offer programs and amenities that have the potential to impact the health and wellness needs of individuals and families in the Kansas City community.  In addition to addressing the health needs of the community, the new Y will offer programs that help strengthen and enhance the social fabric of the community. The Y's expanded footprint will provide increased opportunities for the delivery of positive youth development programming (e.g. enrichment, mentoring and leadership programs), college and career exploration programs, and volunteer opportunities for all ages.