Online Applications

(Note-all HCF application deadlines are due by 12:00 p.m. noon)

Foundation Defined Grants

The Foundation Defined Grants Application has two stages and FDG Applicants must complete both stages: Letter of Intent (stage 1) and Full Proposal Narrative (stage 2). Full proposals are received and reviewed by staff and outside reviewers. Grants are ultimately approved and awarded by the HCF Board.

The application deadline for the 2015 Mental Health RFP Health RFP has passed. Awards will be announced August 12, 2015.

2015 Safety Net RFP

2015 Safety Net Deadline Dates:

  • Letter of Intent-The Safety Net Letter of Intent Deadline has passed
  • Full Proposal August 5, 2015 at 12pm (noon)
  • Awards Announced-December 9, 2015


To access SAVED applications, please log into your account at the following link:

All Applicants must complete and submit electronic Letter of Intent Application with the following attachments:

  • Letter of Intent Narrative Template
  • IRS Letter of Determination (for 501c3 orgs) or enabling statute/legislation or official description of purpose (for government agencies)

    For tips and Reviewer feedback regarding how to submit a successful application, click here: Grant application tips sheet

    To access your online application and submit the full proposal please log into your account at the following link:

    All Applicants must complete and submit the electronic Full Proposal Application with the following attachments:

  • 2015 Safety Net Narrative Template
  • Application & Reporting Budget Template
  • Program Logic Model & Outcome Measurement Framework examples (doc)(optional)
  • FDG Application checklist (optional)
  • *NOTE-NEW POLICY-HCF is accepting grant requests for up to 2-years with this RFP. If you are requesting funding for more than one year, you must include a strong rationale as to why multi-year funding is essential to your project.

    501(C)3 Applicants Include the following additional attachments:

  • IRS Letter of Determination
  • Copy of your organization’s most recent IRS 990 Report (nonprofit tax return).
  • Most recent audit
  • Board approved current fiscal year operating budget
  • Roster of board of directors with diversity information (race and gender)
  • Governmental entities must include the following additional attachments:

  • enabling statute/legislation or official description of purpose
  • authorized budget or current financial statement
  • list of elected/appointed officials who oversee the entity performance
  • IMPORTANT, PLEASE NOTE: City, Hospital, and University Applicants : Cities, hospitals and universities are allowed to submit 2 proposals per each Foundation Defined Grant (FDG) round; however, if you are unsure whether other departments within your organization have already submitted application(s) , please contact Karen Cornish-Guile at 816.242.0706 to inquire before beginning the lengthy application process. Thank you.

    For answers to frequently asked questions, please visit the FAQ page on our website. HCF also encourages prospective applicants to contact us at 816.241.7006 with any questions regarding the electronic application process. Click here for “Helpful Tips on Submitting Your Grant Application” (pdf).

Applicant Defined Grants

Applications for Application Defined Grants (ADGs) will be reviewed on a regular basis throughout the year. Organizations interested in applying for ADGs will be asked to complete the following Electronic Grant Application. Applications must be submitted by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on the first Wednesday of each month, with the exception of December 2015, (the Foundation will not be accepting ADG applications for the month of December.)

A complete schedule of 2015 ADG deadlines can be found on the Grant deadlines page at

NOTE - Organizations seeking continuation grants may not apply any sooner than 90 days prior to the end of your current grant.

Once an online application is submitted, you will receive a brief acknowledgment email from the Foundation. If you do not receive the email within 24 hours please contact our office at 816.241.7006.
All Applicants must complete and submit an electronic Application with the following attachments:

Please click the following link to begin a new ADG application:

Once you’ve began an application, please use the following link to log-in and RETURN TO A SAVED APPLICATION:

Please direct all ADG questions to:
Adriana Pecina
Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City
2700 East 18th St., Suite 220
Kansas City , MO 64127
Phone: 816.241.7006
E-mail: [email protected]

Please note that HCF Program Officers may choose to pend your request for various reasons, which could result in a longer review period.