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Karis Harrington/Chief Of Business Development

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Attention all Black-owned businesses located east of Troost - it's time to make your mark! We're ecstatic to unveil the latest iteration of our grant program, meticulously crafted to champion, elevate, and reinforce your business ventures.


We're now distributing TWO exceptional grants every quarter, with staggering amounts of up to $25,000! Seize this unparalleled opportunity to catapult your business to new heights and generate a lasting, positive impact on the community.


Our vision is to cultivate growth, employment opportunities, and transformative change for the Kansas City community, and we invite YOU to join forces with us!


To qualify for our trailblazing grant program, your business should fulfill the following prerequisites:


  1. Identify as a Black-owned business located east of Troost.

  2. Be positioned to scale and broaden your operations.

  3. Possess a tangible or prospective community impact.

  4. Exhibit a strong commitment to create jobs and contribute to the local economy.

  5. Have a clearly defined plan for how the grant will lead to increased revenue generation for your business.


The guidelines for how G.I.F.T. identifies grant recipients are outlined below:


  • The business applying for the grant must be majority Black-owned. Your business must be located or operate in our identified focus area (64128, 64130, 64132, 64109, 64110, 64127, 64129, 64133, 64138, 64030, and 64137).

  • The business must have a detailed itemized breakdown of exactly how the grant dollars would be utilized, and clearly articulate the detailed long term impact on business growth.

  • Eligible expenses are payroll, inventory, fixed cost (rent, equipment, lease, etc.), and other day to day expenses. Preference will be given to projects with the highest propensity for job creation.

  • The business will need to submit proof of their organizational structure and a recent financial statement.


Failure to provide this information will result in the application being disqualified.


*The applicant may be called for an interview with the Board of Directors to further determine eligibility.


Are you prepared to harness this extraordinary opportunity? Let's embark on this journey together!


To apply, simply complete our application form and submit the nominal application fee of only $25. This minor investment can propel you towards unparalleled success and growth for your business.


Don't let this unrivaled chance slip through your fingers - make your aspirations a reality and foster enduring positive change within our cherished Kansas City community.

Grant Deadlines:

  • July 2023 Grant - July 4 

  • October 2023 Grant - October 10

  • January 2024 Grant - January 9

  • April 2024 Grant - April 9

  • July 2024 Grant - July 9

  • October 2024 Grant -October 8

Apply for the Kansas City G.I.F.T. grant program today and allow us to play a pivotal role in your triumphant journey!

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