- Who We Are
- What We Do
The Neighborhoods Rising Fund (NRF) is a funding collaborative, administeredby LISC and Community Capital Fund, that annually provides grants up to $3,000 for community-driven and neighborhood-led projects throughout the Greater Kansas City region. The NRF was created with the simple goal of seeding dreams and aspirations and building capacity in Kansas City neighborhoods. By supporting small but impactful neighborhood initiatives, the NRF has brought together hundreds of residents, built the skills and volunteer-base of neighborhood associations, and helped residents connect to each other and resources to live more productive, healthy, and interconnected lives.
Since 2015, NRF has awarded 164 grants to neighborhood organizations in both Kansas City, MO and Kansas City, KS, totaling $411,924.00. These projects have leveraged 43,773 combined volunteer hours, and have engaged 105,826 participants (residents and other stakeholders) during this time.
The continued local impact of the NRF in 2020 is made possible by the following funders: Hall Family Foundation, Hallmark Corporate Foundation, AltCap, LISC Greater Kansas City, The Sosland Foundation, Commerce Bancshares Foundation, William T. Kemper Foundation, and Google Fiber Kansas City. The NRF is managed by the Community Capital Fund and LISC Greater Kansas City, two community development nonprofits that build the capacity of neighborhoods in distressed areas throughout Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas.
2020 Neighborhood Rising Grant recipients include the following:
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Click here to download the PDF of all the grant recipients, project description and amount awarded.
We expect the next round of NRF funding to open early 2021. For more information and to receive notification about the next grant round, please contact Michael Carmona, Project Manager with Community Capital Fund at (816) 502-9584 or firstname.lastname@example.org.