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!




Developing Potential Inc. was recently awarded a $15,000 grant from the H&R Block to upgrade their telecommunications system. Developing Potential Inc. (DPI) received the grant to replace its aging and disjointed telecommunications system with a modern, unified system.  This project will enhance DPI’s ability to deliver services to individuals with developmental disabilities in Jackson County, MO, and will result in enhanced health and safety for individuals served.

Court Appointes Special Advocated (CASA) of Johnson and Wyandotte Counties recently received a grant for $25,000 from the Walmart State Giving Foundation to help provide Program Coordinators, training materials, and supplies. Program Coordinators (PCs) supervise and guide CASA Volunteers. PCs have years of experience in the child welfare system and understand how to access resources available to children and families in crisis.

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) was recently awarded a $2,500 grant from the OneOK/ One Gas Foundation to support its Child Advocacy program. The Child Advocacy program provides volunteers to advocate for children involved in the court systems of Johnson and Wyandotte counties due to abuse, neglect, or other forms of maltreatment, and to children involved in the court system of Johnson county due to divorce-related issues such as custody or visitation disputes.

Metro Lutheran Ministries (MLM) recently received a grant for $10,000 from the Sosland Foundation to support renovations to the Northland Community Service Center. In 2015, a new Service Center for MLM will be built to increase MLM's ability to serve the Northland community. The new Northland Service Center will be a visible and strong anchor in North Kansas City, and a beacon to those in economic crisis who need a lifeline.  A new 4,300 square foot Service Center will be created through a renovation of the former sanctuary of St. James Lutheran Church.  Over 3,460 square feet of the former sanctuary will be renovated for the new Service Center and an additional 840 square feet will be added through construction to the existing space.  This Service Center will have locations for food storage, three offices for case management, a reception and waiting room for clients, a bathroom, additional storage space, and room to grow.  A dock and ramp will be added to aid food deliveries.

The Whole Person, Inc. was recently awarded a $71,636 grant from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City to support their Mental Health Services program. The Whole Person (TWP) will use the grant money to support the Mental Health Services program providing individual counseling, group counseling, psycho-educational group counseling, and independent living services.

Metro Lutheran Ministries (MLM) recently received a grant for $15,000 from the Jacob L. and Ella C. Loose Foundation to support direct services to poor and needy children and families in Jackson County/Kansas City, Missouri through MLM’s Community Care Program. Community Care provides food, emergency assistance, and case management to help families break the cycle of poverty in two locations, Midtown (3031 Holmes Street) and Northland (1104 NE Vivion).