Individual Schools Grants Program

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation invests in individual schools that demonstrate the capacity to deliver strong outcomes for students in Kansas City. To be eligible for an Individual Schools Grant, a district, charter, or private school must serve a significant percentage of students from lower-income households, demonstrate proven or promising academic outcomes, and be located within the six-county metro area (Johnson or Wyandotte counties in Kansas and Cass, Clay, Jackson, or Platte counties in Missouri). These grants enable school leaders to enhance existing programs, bring innovative ideas and approaches to the school, or explore new strategies and initiatives. School leaders are invited to apply for grants of up to $225,000 per year, which will support initiatives that take place within an individual school.

The application for the 2019 Individual Schools Grants program will open on January 15, 2019 and are due February 12, 2019.

Want to learn more? Visit our RFP portal >

Download the PDF for application eligibility and process >



Optional Information Sessions

The Kauffman Foundation hosted an informational webinar on January 17, 2019.

The Kauffman Foundation is also hosting two in-person working sessions on Wednesday, January 23, 9 a.m. or 4 p.m.; please bring your laptop and questions! To attend this session, please register through the form below by January 21. Sessions are optional and attendance provides no advantage in the selection process.

In-person sessions will be held at:

Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
Paseo Room
4801 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110