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Category Archives: Board Meeting

MAY 2017 Board Meeting

At the Foundation's May 2017 meeting, the Board of Directors approved $940,000 in funding for support of our Lifelong Learning focus. Six new grants were approved at $440,000, including a $150,000 investment in PREP-KC to further their goals of children reading on grade level by third grade and achieving high academic standards. Since laying the…
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Nonprofit Connect Kansas City

The Francis Family Foundation is a proud member of Nonprofit Connect, a regional association uniquely serving individuals in the management of nonprofit organizations. As a member, you are immediately connected to a network of more than 5,000 professionals from more than 600 organizations representing local, regional and national nonprofit organizations of all sizes, as well as for-profit…
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November 2016 Board Meeting

In November 2016 the Board of Directors approved 81 grants totaling $1,096,000 in support of arts and culture organizations and programs in the Greater Kansas City area.  This is nearly $111,000 more than grants awarded in 2015. Highlights from a list of 20 one-year grants (made to large and midsize arts and culture organizations for…
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May 2016 Board Meeting

At the Foundation’s May 2016 meeting, the Board of Directors approved seven new grants toward a $986,000 investment supporting our Lifelong Learning focus. The Francis Institute for Child & Youth Development matching grant payment will be determined in September. Since laying the groundwork for a child’s success in school is an important benchmark for the…
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