The League partners with area organizations who 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 process for projects in the 2021-2022 League year is now closed. We will begin accepting applications again in the summer of 2021 for projects in the 2022-2023 year (June 2022 through May 2023).
Boys & Girls Clubs provide innovative programs to empower youth to lead healthy, productive lives. League volunteers have mentoring relationships with girls aged 11-18, working with the SMART moves curriculum. They focus on healthy choices, hygiene, drug and alcohol prevention and career development. Members can also help plan the spring SMART girls conference.
Friends of JCDS provides support programs for adults with disabilities in Johnson County. League members help with planting and maintaining gardens at the residential group homes and help those homes match the neighborhoods. Our volunteers also provide learning opportunities for the residents about growing vegetables, nutrition and the environment.
HopeKids provides support for families of children with life-threatening diseases. League members help plan and host monthly family game and craft nights and birthday celebrations. They help with setup, activities, food and welcoming and interacting with the families.
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.
Lazarus Ministries provides compassion and care for unmet needs for 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.
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.
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.