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Category Archives: Letter from the Director

November 2015 Board Meeting

In November 2015, the Board of Directors approved 70 grants totaling $985,125 in support of arts and culture organizations and programs in the Greater Kansas City area.  This amount is more than $200,000 greater than the amount of grants awarded in 2014. Highlights from a list of 16 one-year grants (made to large and midsize arts and culture organizations for…
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November 2014 Board Meeting

In November, the Board of Directors approved 60 grants totaling $780,000, underscoring the Foundation’s overall grantmaking strategy to support and advocate for development of the greater Kansas City area as a creative regional hub for excellence in Arts & Culture. More information about the 2013-2017 Strategic Framework regarding Arts & Culture can be found at…
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May 2014 Board Meeting

At the Foundation's May meeting, the Board of Directors' approved more than $1M in new grant awards supporting our Lifelong Learning focus. Entering kindergarten school ready is critical for their future success in school and beyond. The Foundation continues to support efforts to improve the quality of teaching in early learning centers throughout the metro…
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November 2013 Board Meeting

In November, the Board of Directors approved 76 grants totaling $848,750 focusing primarily on organizations that meet the new Strategic Framework regarding Arts and Culture, which can be found at About Us/Strategic Plan. The key measurements of the 2013-2017 Strategic Framework regarding Arts and Culture are:  (1) Increase percentage of schools with meaningful Arts in Education experiences…
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