Missouri Grant Resources

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From the 1930’s to the Civil Rights movement to Black Lives Matter, Missouri has always confronted conflict and injustice with inspiring social activism. It’s no surprise then that the “Show-Me” state has a flourishing nonprofit sector, which plays a large role in the social and economic vitality of its communities. However, it’s widely known that Missouri’s nonprofit sector doesn’t get the credit it fully deserves.

So whether you’re from St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield or anywhere in between, it’s important to know that nonprofit funding resources are available. Interested in learning how to win grants in Missouri? We suggest starting with the following steps.

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MISSOURI FUNDING SOURCES
MISSOURI RESOURCES & TOOLS

Missouri’s nonprofit sector is a crucial part of the state’s economy, so it’s important for organizations to have access to a diverse range of funding sources. If you’re interested in how to win nonprofit grants in Missouri, you’re in the right place! It doesn’t matter if you’re from Jefferson City, Columbia, Independence, or another MO locale- we’re here to connect you with Missouri nonprofit funding resources.

If you’re looking for government grants or federal nonprofit funding, try using Missouri’s Legislator Lookup Tool to find your elected official’s website. Once there, you’ll find information about government nonprofit grants available to Missouri organizations. An invaluable wealth of knowledge is available through the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership, which offers information, support, and programming to nonprofits in Missouri and nationwide.

If you are interested in foundation grants you’re in luck, as Missouri is home to many fantastic foundations offering grants for community projects and funding for local 501(c)(3)s. A clear leader in the Missouri nonprofit funding scene is the Missouri Foundation for Health, whose commitment to funding Missourian health-focused nonprofits has fostered innovative community change. Below is a list of Missouri grant resources- please note that this list is not comprehensive nor complete. Do you know of a resource we may have missed? Let us know!

 

General Missouri Resources

Legislator Lookup

Roy Blunt, US Senator for Missouri

Missouri Foundations on the web

Nonprofit Missouri

Missouri Community Action Network

Missouri Foundation for Health

Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri

Missouri Humanities Council

Missouri Arts Council

Community Foundation of the Ozarks

State of Missouri Community Resources

MO SourceLink

 

Kansas City Grant Resources

Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership

Support Kansas City

Nonprofit Connect

Greater Kansas City Community Foundation

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Kansas City BBB Charity Accreditation Program

 

Central Missouri Grant Resources

The Center Project (only LGBTQ+ center in area)

Community Foundation of Central Missouri

Missouri State University Service-Learning

 

St. Louis Grant Resources

International Institute of St. Louis

St. Louis Community Foundation

Dana Brown Charitable Trust

Women’s Foundation of Greater St. Louis

St. Louis Regional Chamber of Commerce

St. Louis University School of Law Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinics

- Youthbridge Community Foundation

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