grants received

The AIDS Service Foundation of Kansas City is an organization that raises money for HIV/AIDS education, prevention, and treatment. They have been providing funds to KC organizations fighting HIV/AIDS for over 25 years, such as KC Care, Save Inc, Thrive Health Connection, and Hope Care Center. KCCI received $5,000 from ASF in Winter 2019.
The Trans Justice Funding Project is a grassroots funding initiative that supports groups that are trans-led and provide services to trans individuals. The TJFP believes in a streamlined application process and in giving funds to organizations and groups with no strings attached, in support of trans leadership. With the funds KCCI received from the TJFP, we were able to host the Job Fair of 2019, support the EQUAL Trans Support Group, and keep KCCI's doors open. We received $2,500 in 2019 and 2020, and $5,000 in 2023.
The KC Bear Mafia is a local organization that provides social programming and resource advocacy to the Bear community of KC. They run a yearly grant, of which KCCI has participated in for three years. With the funds KCCI has received for the Bear Mafia, we have been able to run a yearly essay contest for student scholarships. We have received $3,000 total from the Bear Mafia in early 2018, 2019, and 2020.
The PowerOn Grant is a program that seeks to provide hardware technology for LGBTQ+ community center in the US. Their mission is to provide the means to use tech to society's most vulnerable: low income, homeless, isolated, and/or young LGBTQ+ individuals who often do not have access to computers, tablets, or WiFi. PowerOn gave five pieces of technology (a desktop computer, iPad, phone charging station, laser color printer, and WiFi mesh system) to KCCI in Summer 2020, all of which are for public use at the Center.

Born this Way Foundation
, co-founded and led by Lady Gaga and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, supports the mental health of young people and works with them to build a kinder and braver world. Through high-impact programming, youth-led conversations, and strategic, cross-sectoral partnerships, the Foundation aims to make kindness cool, validate the emotions of young people, and eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health. KCCI received $3,765 from the Born this Way Foundation in 2022.

Can't Cancel Pride is a fundraiser held during Pride month, where iHeartRadio and P&G brought together performances and appearances from the most influential voices in the LGBTQ+ community as well as the biggest names in culture and entertainment. The third annual event was hosted by JoJo Siwa and focused on the challenges and celebrations of “The Year in Pride,” showcasing twelve months of community and activism and the issues that continue to impact the LGBTQ+ community. KCCI received $2,000 from the 2022 fundraiser.

Pride Charitable Fund provides grant support to nonprofit organizations or educational, religious or governmental institutions, in the Greater Kansas City area, to assist them with delivery of programs and services of special need, concern or value for individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, ultimately, making Kansas City a great place in which to live and work for all. KCCI received $1,500 from the Pride Charitable Fund in 2022.

Resilia has supported more than 10,000 nonprofit organizations. Resilia launched their microgrants program in 2021 to expand their commitment to the community and offer additional support during challenging times. KCCI received a $1,000 microgrant in 2022.

GEHA Gives Grant is provided by GEHA, a health care organization serving federal employees, military retirees, and their families, and as a large employer in the Kansas City metropolitan area, GEHA makes a serious commitment to lifting up the communities we serve. KCCI received $5,000 in 2023.