If 15,000 people donated $10 each month we could ...

Create 300-400 new jobs in Kansas City's low income communities in a year.

Fund the development of two grocery stores in low income Kansas City neighborhoods, effectively eliminating two food deserts within the next two years.

Drastically reduce the racial wealth gap in Kansas City over the next five years.

Our Mission

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 believe this will create more jobs and potentially 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. 

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 easy 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%. 

The Pitch

August 2020

The fight for racial equality has boosted Black-owned businesses, but it won’t fix their issues forever.

Hot 103 Jamz

August 2020

Executive Director Brandon Calloway and Board President Christopher Stewart call in to talk about G.I.F.T.

FOX 4

August 2020

'It's a blessing': G.I.F.T. awards first grant for Black-owned businesses to Ruby Jean's Juicery.

FOX 4

July 2020

KCUR

August 2020

Kansas City Business Journal

August 2020

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