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If 15,000 People Donated $10 A Month

Led by You and Me

Our goal is to provide grants to Black-owned businesses in Kansas City, with a specific interest in businesses that operate in low income areas. 

We know this will create more jobs and convert an economically disadvantaged area into an area of economic opportunity.

We aim to assist in creating generational wealth, while also reducing instances of poverty related crime and violence in our communities.

 
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G.I.F.T.'s 2020 Annual Report

Since May of 2020 through April of 2021, GIFT has raised $443,369.68 and has had 100 Black owned businesses apply for grant funding. We have given out $227,000 to 14 different grant applicants and spent an additional $12,270 on technical assistance for the grant recipients.

As a result of the $227,000 awarded through the GIFT Grant Program, we have seen 22 jobs created in these businesses so far, 7 jobs saved, at least 8 more jobs projected by Q4 2021, and an average of 178.7% growth in business revenue between them.

 

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Kansas City's

Black Business Directory

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Kansas City's Racial Wealth Gap

Kansas City is one of 21 hyper segregated cities in the country due to the practices of redlining that began in the 1920's.
According to 2017 city data, poverty rates for residents east of Troost Ave. are 36% and 75% of those residents are Black. 
Poverty rates for residents west of Troost Ave. and Northern Kansas City are 5% and 91% of those residents are white. 
The overall poverty rate of Kansas City is 16%.

 

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Help Us Make a Difference

$10 goes a long way. Through group economics we will begin to see individuals in economically disadvantaged areas, able to afford to work for themselves, support their families, build generational wealth, enjoy lavish vacations, own homes Free & Clear, reduce poverty related crime, close the racial wealth gap and END SYSTEMIC RACISM!

 

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Media Mentions

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Kansas City Star

April 2021

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February 2021

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KSHB 41 Action News

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Donate to Kansas City G.I.F.T.

Help Us Make a Difference

$10 goes a long way. Through group economics we will begin to see individuals in economically disadvantaged areas, able to afford to work for themselves, support their families, build generational wealth, enjoy lavish vacations, own homes Free & Clear, reduce poverty related crime, close the racial wealth gap and END SYSTEMIC RACISM!