Community Endowment Fund


Veronica’s Voice used the CE grant to plant a lavender farm so residents could learn a new trade, how to create business plan, and develop beauty products to sell. They are now generating a source of income through their Lavender pop-up shop.

The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri, awards grants for financial assistance to community agencies in the greater Kansas City area in response to critical needs. These needs may include, but are not limited to, unbudgeted expenses, sudden loss of funding, or a new program. Some examples of past funded grants are an air conditioning failure, bed bug problems in a homeless shelter and weather disaster damage.

The 2019-2020 Community Endowment application process will open on June 1, 2019. 

  • The maximum grant is $5,000.
  • Grant requests are considered on a first-come, first-served basis, based on availability of funds.
  • We have a rolling review process that typically awards grants every other month.


If you have questions, please contact Kathleen JohansenCommunity Endowment Fund Chair. 


These beautiful floors were installed at the Gillis School in 2018 through a grant from the JLKCMO’s Community Endowment Fund.