Impact KC Announces Grant Finalists


Aug. 25, 2014 — Impact KC is pleased to announce that 10 organizations have been selected as finalists for funding in this year’s campaign. Each year, Impact KC members vote to support a variety of local, charitable organizations that positively impact the lives of Kansas City area residents and their communities. This year’s finalists include:

Amethyst Place Inc. — Funding would provide capital improvements to create a welcoming child care area for this community of recovering addicts and their children.

Benilde Hall — The funding request is to purchase a van — replacing an older vehicle — to transport homeless veterans from the organization’s VA Safe Haven facility to the Kansas City VA medical center.

Charlie’s House Inc. — In league with the Physician’s Alliance Program, Charlie’s House wants to provide home safety features, free of charge, to families in need — 1,000 television straps, 5,000 medicine cabinet locks, and 5,000 outlet safety plugs.

Don Bosco Community Center — Seeks funding to install new doors for bathroom stalls, which currently provide privacy merely with shower curtains, and three new drinking fountains.

Gillis Center Inc. — Gillis has undertaken a renovation of cottages for disturbed and abused boys, and it is seeking funding for renovation of two bathrooms.

Heart-to-Heart International Inc. — Funding will support one point-of-care (POC) clinic, which allows medical staff to test, evaluate, and begin treatment for vulnerable clients on-site.

Hope Faith Ministries Inc. — Seeks funding to replace four used washers and six used dryers with heavy-duty machines to serve homeless clients.

Inspired Minds of Kansas City Inc. — A new organization, Inspired Minds seeks funding to provide infrastructure for two administrative offices, one in the Kansas City Public Library’s Bluford branch, to provide individual and group therapy for uninsured adults and children.

Turner House Clinic Inc. — Currently, Turner House tracks electronic medical records for its uninsured clients with aging computers, and it wants to upgrade to continue quality of care.

Young Audiences (Kansas City Chapter) — Renovation of the Black Box Theatre will provide space to create a multipurpose room that will accommodate dance, theater, and visual arts classes.

If you would like to support these local charities, please join us and cast your vote Oct. 29.