Success Stories

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...

Kansas City Public Schools was recently awarded a $1,500,000 grant from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to support the teacher leadership model that builds the capacity of mathematics and science teacher leaders who will become highly trained and knowledgeable for the benefit of other teachers in their...

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.

Comprehensive Mental Health Services, Inc. (CMHS) was recently awarded a $50,000 grant from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City to support the salary, a portion of payroll taxes, and benefits of a new Health Information Administrator (HIA). The Health Information Administrator will work closely with CMHS’s Quality...

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.