Community Grants

Each year, the AIDS Service Foundation of Greater Kansas City responds to a number of requests for community grants through a Request for Applications process. Monies for grant awards are raised through AIDS Walk Kansas City and various other fundraising activities on behalf of the AIDS Service Foundation of Greater Kansas City (ASF) and are based on a percentage of total funds raised. Later this year we will be soliciting applications from organizations providing innovative, direct-service projects including, but not limited to, HIV/AIDS education, prevention, advocacy, intervention, and day-to-day support. Grant requests are only accepted once a year. Grant Application Forms and other helpful information will be available to download later this year. The AIDS Service Foundation Community Grants Program looks forward to hearing from you. Kind Regards, The Board of the AIDS Service Foundation

About Community Grants

When you support the AIDS Service Foundation you are helping many organizations in our hometown that would not have otherwise received additional funding for their HIV/AIDS programming. Since its inception, the Community Fund has distributed hundreds of thousands of dollars for a variety of organizations and programs supporting those affected by or at risk of HIV/AIDS. Some of these include:

  • Guadalupe Center to provide bilingual case management services to individuals living with HIV/AIDS, targeted but not limited to Hispanics
  • The Camping Connection’s Camp Umoja which provided family-centered camping experience in an outdoor environment for families and their children living with HIV/AIDS
  • The Coterie Theater’s “Dramatic AIDS Education Project,” a collaborative effort with the Department of Preventative Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center, which is produced as an interactive program and workshop made up of medical students and professional actors and presented for free at area schools
  • Troost Midtown Community Center to incorporate an AIDS education and prevention series into their existing youth programs
  • Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA) to provide HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention instruction to clients with developmental disabilities

Eligibility requirements include:

  • 501(c) (3) IRS status
  • The organization’s mission must match the goals of the ASF mission.
  • The organization must be in the five-county Kansas City metropolitan area (Jackson, Clay, and Platte counties in Missouri, and Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas)

If your organization is interested in applying for an AIDS Service Foundation community grant, download and submit our Request for Application and Grant Application Form. Download Forms: ASF Community Grants RFP FINAL ASF Grant Application FINAL (The Grant application is editable if you download and open the application in Adobe)