Kansas City G.I.F.T. Upcoming Events

GIFT Black & Gold Gala - October 28th
September Black Business Pop Up -September 24th
Open House - November 10th
Giving Tuesday - November 29th

 
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Business Center Is Now Open

Monday-Friday
9am-5pm
Call Now for more info at 816-766-7860
*All services are free
*open to the entire community

 
 
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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 Annual Reports

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The Gift grant program launched in May 2020, and our fiscal year runs from May to April. In wrapping up FY2, we were able to give $460,000 to 21 different Black-owned businesses. As a result of FY1 and FY2 combined, we have given $687,000 to 35 different Black-owned businesses, creating 58 new jobs in our first two years of operation.

 

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

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