Neighborhoods Rising Fund Accepting 2018 Grant Applications

Deadline to apply: March 1, 2018, by 5:00 pm CST

What is the Neighborhood Opportunity Grant? The Neighborhoods Rising Fund (NRF) is a funding collaborative that annually provides grants up to $3,000 for community-driven projects and initiatives that help build stronger and more effective neighborhood organizations in low- to moderate-income areas throughout the Greater Kansas City region. The NRF is managed by the Community Capital Fund and Greater Kansas City LISC.

Who is eligible?
To qualify, applicants must be a neighborhood association or 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization serving a neighborhood located in either a Kansas City, Missouri or Kansas City, Kansas low- to moderate-income census tract. See a map of eligible census tracts by downloading the 2018 NRF Guidelines + Application.

What types of projects qualify? 
Proposed NRF projects should demonstrate: 1) a direct service or benefit to the community identified in the proposal. (501(c)3 tax-exempt organizations who are not neighborhood organizations must exhibit a strong, working relationship with the neighborhood or neighborhood association serving the proposed project location); 2) inclusivity to all members of a neighborhood; 3) an inclusive process was used to identify community need for the project; 4) support for long-range plans for neighborhood improvement; 5) can be completed by December 15, 2018; 6) financial feasibility; and 7) leveraged funding through strong partnerships, additional donations or grants, and in-kind community resources. 

How do I apply?
Download and read the 2018 NRF Guidelines + Application. Other resources are available at and you may consider attending an optional NRF Information SessionSubmit your completed application to by 5:00 pm CST on March 1, 2018.  


  • If your organization/project is located in Kansas City, Missouri, please contact Megan Crook, Community Capital Fund at (816) 502-9584 or
  • If your organization/project is located in Kansas City, Kansas, please contact Amanda Wilson, Greater Kansas City LISC at (816) 753-0055 or
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