Eastland Giving Circle

Eastland Giving Circle

2014 Grant Application Guidelines
Fund Description: 
The Eastland Giving Circle (EGC) is a group of philanthropic and civic-minded individuals dedicated to making a substantive impact to the well being of the eastern Jackson County, Missouri area through a yearly donation.
The Eastland Giving Circle (EGC) will award a grant to one organization through this annual application process. An organization may receive this grant once in a three year period. This year's grant recipient will be announced in early November. Grants are made only to non-profit organizations that are exempt from Federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and have an eastern Jackson County, Missouri presence and mailing address.

The 2014 primary focus will be programs/projects serving Families in Need. Applicants must have a REVIEWED nonprofit profile with the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation. Application must be completed online through the internet Grant Application Manager(IGAM).

link to http:://gkccf.guidestar.org  

Grant Range:

For 2014, the grant range will be $20,000 - $25,000. (last year's grant award was $20,000) "The Eastland Giving Circle awards the entire amount to one organization for a special project.  The grant applicant must apply for the full amount of the grant award."

Application Deadline: 

September 10, 2014, 5 p.m.

Contact Person: 

Melanie Cline, 816-373-9668 or Pam Stepp, 816-350-0171. For technical assistance with the online grant application contact the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, 816-627-3429, grants@gkccf.org.


The following will be excluded from consideration:

  • Individuals, political parties, candidates, or political activities;
  • Primary and secondary educational institutions;
  • Religious organizations for denominational programs;
  • Requests for general operating funds.

Eastland Giving Circle Founding Board Members:

Jane Stepp Kelley Manning Melanie Cline
Lauri Meyer Nancy Bruns Pam Stepp
Trisha Goodale Lori Irwin Pam Aogson

Grant Application Procedure/Time Line:

  • On or before July 31, 2014:  Applications for 2013 are available.
  • September 10, 2014:  Application must be completed online through the Internet Grant Application Manager (IGAM) and submitted by 5 p.m. on this date.
  • Early October:  EGC Grant Committee will select finalists to submit to membership for selection.
  • Late October:  All finalists may be expected to present a brief overview of their grant applications along with a possible site visit for the EGC general membership.
  • November:  Funds presented to award recipient.
  • August 31, 2014: Outcomes report due to Eastland Giving Circle grant committee and general membership.

If EGC has any questions regarding your proposal, a board member may contact you requesting further information or an appointment for a site visit.

Instructions to Apply: 

Click here to access the 2014 grant application registration.

  1. When the IGAM grant application is made available you will be prompted to create a username and password, unless previously done so.
  2. You will be prompted to create a username and password, unless previously done so.
  3. Users are encouraged to create a single username and password for your organization to be shared among staff.
  4. Save the IGAM My Account page to your web browser favorites to access draft and submitted applications: www.grantrequest.com/SID_1164?SA=AM 
  5. A compatible web browser must be used, either Internet Explorer version 6 or higher or Fire Fox version 1.5 or higher and have cookies enabled. 
  6. For technical assistance with the online grant application, please contact the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, 816-627-3429 or grants@gkccf.org.