The arts inspire and enrich the community by broadening our perspective. The Foundation invests in arts and cultural programs which demonstrate excellence and promote access for underserved individuals.
Thriving neighborhoods are the cornerstone of great cities. The Foundation supports neighborhood revitalization efforts that improve both the current residents' quality of life and the physical infrastructure of low income neighborhoods.
Learning is a lifelong process of developing an individual's capabilities to his or her fullest potential. The Foundation invests in programs ranging from early learning to adult literacy.
Stabilizing and improving the health and economic stability of individuals and families is critical to creating a pathway out of poverty. The Foundation supports programs that provide dental, mental, and physical health services, emergency assistance, housing, supportive services, employment and job training, and youth development opportunities.
A MESSAGE FROM THE FOUNDATION REGARDING COVID-19:
The Marion and Henry Bloch Family Foundation and The H & R Block Foundation recognize that the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic has and will continue to impact greater Kansas City nonprofit organizations and their abilities to provide critical services to their clients.
In response to the local challenges and needs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Foundations have adopted a strategy that is highly focused on supporting: 1) the public health infrastructure to serve the mass population; and 2) the coordination of essential services for vulnerable individuals.
Inquiries to the Foundations related to projects that fall outside of the above criteria established in response to this pandemic will not be considered at this time. The Foundations' online grant application site will be temporarily deactivated to allow Foundation staff to focus on the most critical work at hand. All applications-in-progress will be saved and will be accessible once the site has reopened. Users with applications-in-progress will be notified at that time.
In one effort to respond to the urgent needs of greater Kansas Citians, the Foundations have joined a collective of foundations, corporations, organizations, and individuals to support the Kansas City Regional COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund. This Fund will support charitable organizations providing relief efforts and serving those impacted by COVID-19 by addressing needs critical to survival including access to healthcare, food insecurity, and housing supports like rent and utility assistance. We encourage nonprofits that fit these criteria to find more information and seek financial support through this Fund using the following links.
More information on the Kansas City Regional COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund:
Nonprofits in Need:
We regret that Foundation staff may not be able to respond to all inquiries while we must prioritize our work during this pandemic. Your patience is appreciated, as is your leadership and unwavering effort to keep our Kansas City community safe and healthy through these unprecedented and extraordinary challenges. At this time, please send any inquiries to Foundation staff to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following FAQs pertain to the Foundation's normal funding cycles, however at the current time the Foundation is not accepting applications. Please see Nonprofit Organizations for additional information.Apply Online