Success Stories

Developing Potential, Inc. was recently awarded a $50,000 grant from the Health Forward Foundation, Applicant Defined Grant to support the Increase Access to Services program. The program serves all DPI participants (160) and staff (65). These funds will support the program’s full-time registered nurse. The nurse oversees DPI’s medical services, providing direct support through comprehensive health assessments, medication administrations, choking risk assessments, GI tube feedings, and many other tasks. The nurse also educates program participants and staff on healthy lifestyle topics, and trains staff in medical issues like medication side effects, fall awareness and prevention, procedures for addressing seizures, and many more.

KidsTLC recently received a grant for $2,000 from the Johnson County Bar Foundation to support their Thriving Families program. KidsTLC’s Thriving Families program is available to help all families navigate the complexities of finding mental health/health care and daily living support. This eliminates barriers and helps them have better family relationships and improve mental health issues for themselves and their children.

Kansas City Arts Institute (KCAI) recently received a grant for $30,000 from the Francis Family Foundation to support the KCAI Annual Fund, which helps bridge the gap between student tuition and the actual cost of educating each student. The Annual Fund finances 8% of the KCAI operating budget, and it helps to support institutional scholarships, student aid, and our programs like the B.F.A. curriculum, Continuing Education, the Artspace, and the Current Perspectives Lecture Series. The funding from the foundation will help provide a one-of-a-kind educational experience for KCAI students and enhance program offerings for our art and design community.

Developing Potential, Inc. recently received a grant for $7,500 from the Greater Lee’s Summit Healthcare Foundation to purchase two patient transfer arm recliners, a Pegasus massage chair, three flexible massagers, and a tactile solutions box. The recliners, massage chair, and flex massagers encourage comfort, relaxation, and joint stress relief. The tactile solutions kit encourages healthy development of sensory input processing pathways and encourages wellbeing through increased environmental engagement. Nearly all participants at the Lee’s Summit site are residents of the greater Lee’s Summit area. This aligns with GLSHF’s mission to enhance the health and wellbeing of the greater Lee’s Summit area.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City (BGCKC) recently received a grant for $823,368 from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 21st Century Community Learning Centers to provide youth development and academic improvement opportunities to middle school students at Clifford H....

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City (BGCKC) was recently awarded a $754,083 grant from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 21st Century Learning Centers to create a new afterschool site at Lee A. Tolbert Community Academy (LATCA).