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For previous grant recipients, a Final Report is required before requesting additional funding.  Download GMCF Final Report Form HERE

Community Disaster Recovery Fund - 2020 COVID-19

The Greater Manhattan Community Foundation in Manhattan, Kansas has established the 2020 COVID-19 Recovery Fund to accept donations from individuals and businesses to help with recovery efforts.  Access to these funds by area 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations, churches, or government agencies who are helping address critical needs as a result of the coronaviris in our community.   Funding available will be dependant on the amount that is donated by individuals and businesses. 

Applications will be reviewed and funding decisions made by the GMCF Disaster Recovery Grants Committee.  Upon completion, these grant programs will require submission of a final report to GMCF showing how the funding was used and the outcomes.

The Community Disaster Recovery Fund - 2020 COVID-19 grant cycle is now open. Grant applications will be accepted until 12/31/2020.

Deihl Community Grants

Grants are intended to support projects likely to have a major impact on community efforts in the arts, basic human needs and youth.

       *    Typically, proposals should require awards exceeding $10,000.

       *    Proposals generally should not be made for projects requiring ongoing support from GMCF, although multi-year funding to reach an approved                                     project total will be considered.

  •  A request for proposal process with a set submission time is not in effect.    
  •  Non-profit organizations with a potential project should complete the online application that includes a letter of intent/interest to the GMCF for initial screening by the Deihl grants committee.  A   subsequent interview of proposers is common.

            *Proposals for larger or more complex projects should include an especially detailed budget specifying the cost of each element of the project.

The 2020 Deihl Community Grant Program grant cycle is now open. Grant applications will be accepted until 12/30/2020.

Grants for Greater Manhattan

Grants are focused on the arts and humanities, basic human needs, children/youth, community development and leadership, conservation/preservation/beautification, education, the elderly, health care and mental health.

  • Typically, proposals should request no more than $10,000.
  • Grants may be considered both for one-time, discrete activities or for activities likely to require on-going funding.
The 2020 Grants for Greater Manhattan grant cycle is now closed and grant recipients will be contacted soon.

YES! Fund Grant

  • Grants are intended to support activity-based, before and after school programs.
  • Awards are not typically made to primarily support summer activities (especially summer only proposals) – some overlap of school year and subsequent summer activities may be supported.
  • Proposals should not focus on extending the curricular/teaching day for students (tutoring programs are not typically funded, although some elements of tutoring might be imbedded in activity-based programs).
  • Proposals are accepted for activities likely to require on-going support.
  • Proposers are encouraged to emphasize the use of volunteers and, where appropriate, the involvement of the schools.
The YES! Fund Grant grant cycle is now closed and grant recipients will be contacted soon.

YIC Grants

Each year, Youth Impacting Community (YIC), a youth philanthropy board funded and supported by the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation, invites area nonprofit agencies to apply for grant funding. Any nonprofit organization with a 501(c)(3) status or a qualified government entity and serving the greater Manhattan area are welcome to apply. Projects that support the following will be given first preference:

  • Projects initiated by youth
  • Projects that will directly benefit children and youth
  • Projects designed by, implemented by or involving children or youth

The YIC grants are small grants and are typically between $300 and $3,000.

The Fall 2019 grant cycle is now closed and grant recipients will be contacted soon.
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