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We Care for KC

Supporting local nonprofit organizations making an impact in the Kansas City community is an essential part of CommunityAmerica. Our employees receive 16 annual hours of paid time to volunteer with a nonprofit organization of their choosing. We don’t stop there, though. We created the CommunityAmerica Foundation to make a difference with a variety of local nonprofit organizations.

Our funding is focused on four key program areas:

  • Financial Literacy & Stability
  • Education & Reading Literacy
  • Health & Wellness
  • Strengthening Communities

We’re proud to work with these great nonprofit partners.

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Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City

We’ve partnered with Junior Achievement (JA) of Greater Kansas City for over 20 years. In that time, CommunityAmerica employees have devoted more than 45,000 hours of volunteer time to help deliver financial literacy education and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.

 

In 2019, CommunityAmerica made the largest gift of support in our organization’s history, pledging $1 million as Presenting Sponsor of a new JA BizTown to serve Kansas City youth. This commitment secured CommunityAmerica’s presence as the personal and business banking center within the simulated town where students will participate in an interactive, real-world experience to help them better grasp the challenges and rewards of adult life.

 

To commemorate our long-standing partnership, JA-GKC honored CommunityAmerica with its Centennial Award, a one-time recognition celebrating JA’s 100-year history.

Grant & Sponsorship Update

Due to the need to allocate budget to support emergency response in our community to the COVID-19 pandemic, CommunityAmerica and the Foundation made the difficult decision to suspend consideration of new grant and sponsorship applications through 2021. Existing multi-year grants are being honored and some sponsorships are continuing with organizations that we have historically supported.

If you have questions, please contact Kathryn Harvel, Executive Director of CommunityAmerica Foundation, at [email protected]. We appreciate your understanding. Please check back toward the end of 2021 for more information on the application process for grants and sponsorships of events in 2022.

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Request Grant

CommunityAmerica supports 501(c)(3) organizations through grants from the CommunityAmerica Foundation. It is strongly encouraged that potential applicants read our guidelines prior to submitting an application to confirm their eligibility to apply. Grants from the CommunityAmerica Foundation support programs and organizations focused on increasing financial literacy and reading literacy in children and adults.
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Request Sponsorship

Cause-related sponsorships are considered on a monthly basis and evaluated on the basis of the organization’s mission and impact in our service area, the event’s impact and sponsorship recognition. Please review the eligibility guidelines for cause-related sponsorship support from CommunityAmerica before applying.
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Community Impact Report

Check out our Community Impact Report from the following previous years:

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