Community Endowment Fund

 

Michelle Biondo, Seton Center Development Director; Kathleen Johansen, 2018-2019 Community Endowment Fund Chair; and Paul Hoffman, Seton Center CEO.

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.

2019-2020 Community Endowment Application 

  • The maximum grant is $7,500.
  • 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 Kelly Cox, 2019-2020 Community Endowment Fund Chair. 

 

“The freezer that was replaced was old and no longer dependable. Recently, we had to turn away 12 cases of donated meat that we could have given to the families we serve. That is when we turned to the Junior League for help. Thank you for your quick response to our urgent need.”

Michelle Biondo, Seton Center Development Director

 

Our Community Endowment Fund committee recently awarded a grant to Seton Center to purchase a new, state of the art freezer for its pantry. Harvesters, one of their community partners, donates frozen meat each week for Seton Center clients to take home. Seton also provides them with fresh fruits and vegetables, canned food and toiletries. The organization provides food to 500 families each month. They also have a thrift store and dental clinic at the campus. They invited the Community Endowment Fund committee to visit the campus to celebrate their new freezer and cut the ribbon.