Community Volunteers & Grants (CV&G)

The League partners with area organizations that share a goal of improving Kansas City. The JLKCMO provides volunteers and funds to nonprofit agencies in the metropolitan area.

The Community Volunteers & Grants application has closed for this year.  Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about our process and we will invite you to our informational meeting.

Applications for the 2024-2025 year will open in the summer.

2022-2023 Partners

Partner Name: Friends of JCDS
Provides affordable and accessible housing, assistance with basic needs, and other support programs for adults with disabilities in Johnson County.

Partner Name: HopeKids KC
Provides ongoing events, activities, and a powerful, unique support community for families who have a child with cancer or some other life-­threatening medical condition.

Partner Name: Inclusion Connections
Brings to light the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities. League members work with the Pawsabilities program, assisting members with making dog treats and offering life skills classes. Members act as mentors and help participants build new skills in basic living and job and interview skills.

Partner Name: Lazarus Ministries
Provides compassion and care for unmet needs of those in the urban core. League members help community members shop for fresh fruits and vegetables and other grocery staples. They also work at the Lazarus Table, preparing and serving meals, and in the Lazarus Boutique, assisting women in picking out clothing.

Partner Name: Literacy KC 
Works to advance literacy within the Kansas City metropolitan area through direct services, advocacy, and collaboration.

Partner Name: MINDDRIVE
Inspires students to learn through mentoring and project-based learning, to expand their vision of the future, and for them to be a positive influence on the community. League volunteers work with teenagers in the learning labs as positive, mentoring adult role models.

Partner Name: Solace House
Provides grief support for children who have lost loved ones. League members work with groups of children, beginning with a pizza dinner. They follow a curriculum as they lead their group, working with the same group of children for the semester.

Partner Name: The Sewing Labs 
An inclusive and welcoming community teaching the legacy of sewing for employment, entrepreneurship, and enrichment.

The JLKCMO has partnered with more than 350 agencies and helped found The Children’s Place, Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired, Ability KC, Jazzoo at the Kansas City Zoo, Loose Park’s Japanese Garden, and many more. Learn more about our history of service in Kansas City.