Grants in Action

Installation of two sensory walls at KidsTLC provides education and promote self-reliance for children with ASD who have issues with sensory processing.  Funding for this project was provided by the CPS Foundation and the Mader Family Foundation. READ MORE about this project!




Jennings School District was recently awarded a $110,800 grant from Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to provide services that ensure homeless students have equal access to education without barriers, academic supports which lead to academic achievement, removal of enrollment obstacles, and services and supports that address mind, body, and spirit.

Genesis School was recently awarded a $158,100 grant from the Jackson County Mental Health Fund to support the Counseling Program. The Counseling Program will provide mental health services to 220 children ages 5-14 who are current students at the school.  The proposed mental health services include individual therapy, group therapy, and psycho-educational groups.

Samuel U. Rogers Health Center Foundation was recently awarded a $250,000 grant from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City to support expenses associated with the transfer of assets from Cabot Westside Medical and Dental Center (Cabot) and the integration of Cabot to the Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center (SURHC).

Developing Potential, Inc. was recently awarded a $50,000 grant from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City (HCF) to Increase Access to Services at its facilities in Kansas City (Missouri), Independence, and Lee’s Summit. HCF funding will provide compensation for the registered nurse who provides oversight, direct service and training and education for more than 130 clients, their families and caregivers.  Funding will also be used to cover a portion of the costs of medical gloves that are needed by the nurse and direct care staff. Over the course of the grant period, DPI’s nurse and medically trained staff will provide at least 100 health screenings, handle more than 5,350 medication administrations and perform approximately 14,700 medical and health-related procedures.

Developing Potential, Inc. (DPI) recently received a grant for $399,000 from the eitas Developmental Disability Services of Jackson County to provide quality day habilitation services to adults with developmental disabilities, and support those individuals to reach their potential and achieve a dignified, adult lifestyle. Developing Potential provides services that enable individuals to live in, belong to, and experience quality of life in the community. DPI works with program participants to design individualized plans that support the development of skills that include self-advocacy, activities of daily living, forming and maintaining relationships, and achieving and maintaining good health and emotional well-being.

Baptist Trinity Lutheran Legacy Foundation recently received a grant for $75,000 from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City to provide emergency and crisis related medical services on a comprehensive scale to Kansas City’s Medicine Cabinet (KCMC) clients. The goal of Kansas City's Medicine Cabinet (KCMC) is to improve the health of low-income and under-served individuals in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area by providing emergency or crisis related medical assistance.  With the support of the Health Care Foundation, the Baptist-Trinity Lutheran Legacy Foundation will assist KCMC in providing direct client support for medically under-served individuals in this region.

CASA of Johnson and Wyandotte Counties recently received a grant for $25,000 from the John W. Speas & Effie E. Speas Memorial Trust to support CASA’s recruitment, training, and supervision of more volunteer advocates to identify victims’ needs, advocate for appropriate services for the children, and inform the courts regarding identifying a safe, permanent home. This year, CASA will focus on addressing our program’s quality assurance components by improving data collection and program evaluation, with special emphasis on Teen Advocacy services. Teen Advocacy is tailored to address the unique needs of older youth in foster care. Volunteers serve as advocates and mentors to help teens attain critical life skills as they prepare for independent living.

KidsTLC recently received a grant for $15,000 from the Courtney S. Turner Foundation to support their Street Outreach Services (SOS) program.  This program provides transitional aged homeless, runaway, and at risk youth with crisis intervention, case management, and housing services, as well as connections to other critical community services. KidsTLC operates a 24-hour crisis hotline where youth can reach a staff member day or night. Staff utilize crisis intervention interactions with youth to build trust and offer them services. SOS staff then work to transition youth into case management. Case managers come alongside the youth to help them identify and meet specific goals.