Greater Kansas City Community Foundation - Hispanic Development Fund*
Maximum Grant Amount
The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation will begin accepting applications to the Hispanic Development Fund (HDF) on March 1. The primary focus of the fund is to support programs and/or projects designed to increase academic achievement as well as increase the college readiness, persistence and college graduation of Latino students in the Kansas City metropolitan area.
The geographical focus of HDF is the five county Metropolitan area of Kansas City, generally defined as:Clay, Jackson, Platte, Johnson & Wyandotte counties.
* Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) organization, school district, college or university.
* Demonstrate majority of funding will benefit Latino families and/or children.
* Demonstrate that two-thirds of the program beneficiaries are Latino families and/or children.
* Program/projects must be focused on improving academic achievement.
* Program/projects must be located in Kansas City’s five-county metropolitan area, which includes Clay, Jackson and Platte counties in Missouri, and Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas.
* The Hispanic Development Fund seeks to replicate and take to scale programs/projects that can demonstrate meaningful progress towards improving academic achievement.
* The Hispanic Development Fund seeks to support systemic changes that advance best practices and innovation in education. Funding will not be available to support individual schools, unless schools can demonstrate that the majority of their students are Latino.
* The Hispanic Development Fund seeks to support organizations, programs and/or projects that serve a majority of Latino students.
* Programs/projects must:
- Be based on and support best practices in the field
- Leverage additional resources, including financial, human and other.
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