Miscellaneous

The following is a listing of funding opportunities potentially available for Miscellaneous projects with focus on programs applicable to North Central Kansas. Click here for helpful tips on seeking project funding.


Coca-Cola/Keep America Beautiful Recycling Bin Grant Program

Grants to provide bins for the collection of beverage container recyclables. The Public Space bin grant program is open to non-profit organizations, government agencies, schools and religious organizations. A collegiate bin grant is also offered.

Deadline: Annually, generally in February or March.
Organization: Keep America Beautiful and Coca-Cola Foundation

Community Challenge Grants

Grants for community-based “quick-action” projects related to housing, transportation, smart cities and public spaces. The goal is to spark change and build momentum to improve livability for people of all ages. Projects must have quick turnaround. Eligible entities include 501(C)(3), 501(C)(4) and 501(c)(6) nonprofits, and government entities.

Deadline: Annually, generally in April.
Organization: AARP

Foundation for Rural Service Grants

Grant program designed to support local efforts to build and sustain a high quality of life in rural America. Grants are concentrated in four major areas including 1.) Business Development, 2.) Community Development, 3.) Education, and 4.) Telecommunications. Award amounts range from $250 to $5,000. The program is offered in cooperation with NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association and applications must go through the local telephone company. Check with your service provider to see if they are a member of NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association or the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) and if they participate in the grant program.

Deadline: Annually, generally in September.
Organization: Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) in cooperation with NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association

Frontier Farm Credit Working Here Fund

Grants for projects and organizations making an impact in eastern Kansas.* Awards are designed to impact Agriculture Education, Young and Beginning Producers, Hunger and Nutrition and Essential Services/Disaster Relief needs. Two separate funding options are available—one for up to $2,000 and another for up to $10,000. The larger grant is targeted to communities with a population of 5,000 of less.

*Qualifying applications must be for serving programs that benefit communities within the Frontier Farm Credit service area of eastern Kansas. Those counties that meet the Frontier Farm Credit criteria AND are located within the NCRPC service area include the counties of Clay, Dickinson, Marshall, and Washington.

Deadline: Quarterly review for applications up to $2,000; Semiannual review for applications up to $10,000.
Organization: Frontier Farm Credit

J. E. and L. E. Mabee Foundation, Inc.

The Foundation provides assistance to Christian religious organizations, charitable organizations, institutions of higher learning, hospitals and other organizations of a general charitable nature in the general categories of Educational, General, Health and Religious. Most of the Mabee Foundation grants are made toward building and facility construction and renovation projects and to the purchase of major medical equipment.   Ordinarily, grants are made on a challenge or conditional basis to provide incentive for enlisting the support of other donors. Only the states of Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas are eligible.

Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis; Trustees meet quarterly.
Organization: J. E. and L. E. Mabee Foundation, Inc.

Humanities for All Grants

Grants to non-profits for projects that share stories that explore the human experience; engage people in public discussions; or generate insights that cultivate a thriving democracy. Formats include but are not limited to interpretive exhibits, community conversations, panel discussions, presentations, book discussions, short films, full-length documentary films, or podcasts. Mini (up to $3,500) and major (up to $10,000) grants are available.

Deadline: Requests of up to $3,500 are reviewed at any time during the year. Requests more than $3,500 are reviewed three times a year.
Organization: Humanities Kansas

Culture Preservation Grants

Grants to non-profits for projects that preserve and create access to historical or cultural resources that document stories of life in Kansas. Goals of the program are to preserve stories that document the human experience; increase public access to our shared cultural heritage; and enhance organizational capacity through the use of a Project Consultant. This program is a partnership between Humanities Kansas and the Kansas Historical Society. Maximum award is $3,500.

Deadline: Applications are reviewed three times a year.
Organization: Humanities Kansas

Leva and Frank Duclos Foundation

The Foundation accepts funding requests from Cloud, Republic and adjacent counties. Priority will be given to requests for: medical hardship relief, community resource councils, facilities and equipment for the handicapped and education.

Deadline: Advisory Board meets semi-annually
Organization: Leva and Frank Duclos Foundation; c/o The Citizen National Bank, Trust and Investment Services Division, Concordia, KS

Monsanto – America’s Farmers Grow Communities

Grants that individual farmers may apply for on behalf of a non-profit organization of their choice in the county in which he/she resides. Entrants must live in an eligible county and must grow 250 acres of corn or soybeans to be eligible to apply. Program has the following two priority areas: 1) Community enrichment OR 2) Youth in agriculture including FFA and 4-H. Awards are $2,500 for the identified favorite community nonprofit organization. One winner will be selected in each eligible county. In NCRPC service area eligible counties include: Clay, Cloud, Dickinson, Jewell, Lincoln, Marshall, Mitchell, Ottawa, Republic, Saline, and Washington.

Deadline: Applications accepted from August 1 to November 30.
Organization: The Monsanto Fund

Kansas PRIDE Community Growth Grants

Grants of up to $200 to help offset out of pocket expenses for community members and costs associated with starting a local PRIDE community improvement group. Only PRIDE communities in good standing are eligible for consideration for grant funds. Definition of Good Standing: Enrolled, Resolution of Government Support submitted, Quarterly Reports up to date.

Deadline: Twice annually, generally in February and August.
Organization: Kansas PRIDE Program

Kansas PRIDE Community of Action Grants

Grants of up to $2,000 to selected local Kansas PRIDE organizations. Projects must have the potential of bringing long term impact to the quality of life of local citizens, and must address issues related to one or more of the Seven Capitals: Built, Social, Human, Financial, Political, Natural, and Cultural. Program has a minimum 1:1 match requirement. Match may be all cash or a combination of cash and approved in-kind contributions. Only PRIDE communities in good standing are eligible for consideration for grant funds. Definition of Good Standing: Enrolled, Resolution of Government Support submitted, Quarterly Reports up to date.

Deadline: Twice annually, generally in February and August.
Organization: Kansas PRIDE Program

Kansas PRIDE Community Marketing/Promotion Grant

Grants of up to $1000 grants for promotion of communities through building a website, social media campaigns or apps, videos, radio, fliers, or ads in travel/tourism magazines. Only PRIDE communities in good standing are eligible for consideration for grant funds. Definition of Good Standing: Enrolled, Resolution of Government Support submitted, Quarterly Reports up to date.

Deadline: Twice annually, generally in February and August.
Organization: Kansas PRIDE Program; Community of Action Marketing Grant made possible through a Kansas PRIDE partnership with the Kansas Masons.

The Sunderland Foundation

Grants in four major areas including: higher education; youth services; arts and culture; and health care and hospitals. Support focuses on supporting bricks and mortar projects, awarding grants to nonprofits in the Kansas City region and other areas where the Ash Grove Cement Company does business. Eligible areas include Western Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Arkansas, and Western Iowa, and, to a lesser extent, in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Utah and Montana. Areas of interest include higher education, churches, youth serving agencies, health facilities, community buildings, museums, civic projects, and low maintenance, energy efficient housing projects sponsored by qualified tax-exempt organizations.

Deadline: Throughout year.
Organization: The Sunderland Foundation

Union Pacific Foundation – Community Based Grant Program

Grants to nonprofit organizations for direct services and efforts that build the capacity of organizations focused on the following causes within Union Pacific local operating communities: Safety, Workforce Development, and Community Spaces. Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations located in Union Pacific communities are eligible to apply. Typical grant awards range from $2,500 – $25,000.

Deadline: Annually, generally April-May.
Organization: Union Pacific Foundation

Wal-Mart Foundation Local Community Grants

Program awards small grants to local organizations to support the needs of communities. Eligible entities include 501c3 organizations, government entities, schools, and faith-based organizations. Grants are available through each of the Walmart and Sam’s Club facilities. Local Community grants range from $250 to $5,000.

Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.
Organization: Wal-Mart Foundation