The Hall Family Foundation takes into consideration programs that fit the grantmaking strategy and meet specific review criteria.
Preference is given to programs that:
- Create long term solutions;
- Are responsive to and have a positive impact on the community;
- Promote excellence;
- Have the capacity, through leadership, management and financial resources, to achieve the desired results;
- Are innovative and catalytic;
- Have the likelihood of future support for ongoing operating costs;
- Are non-competing with government programs; and
- Are cooperative with other community resources and agencies.
Current emphasis on Agency Improvement Grants. These grants:
- Address efficiency and financial stability of nonprofit organizations that work to serve the basic needs of children in our community, alleviating the negative impact of the economic downturn on children and their families;
- Are intended for the direct service agencies (or support organizations for direct service agencies) that primarily serve disadvantaged, at-risk children and families;
- Would fund technical assistance (quality improvements, program evaluation, training) and/or fund deferred capital needs (technology improvements, increased capacity to meet demand for services, deferred maintenance);
- Should act as stand-alone, one-time grants, i.e., those not requiring renewal in subsequent years; and,
- Use the same application process. Eligibility criteria requires agencies applying to have been in operation for at least five years. Proposals will not be accepted for past campaigns or to reduce debt.
Areas of Exclusion:
- Organizations outside of the greater Kansas City area;
- Political parties, candidates or political activities;
- International organizations;
- Religious organizations where the primary purpose is promotion of specific religious doctrine;
- Scholarly research;
- Past operating deficits or debt reduction;
- Event promotion (i.e., golf tournaments, walk-a-thons, etc.); or
- Travel or conference expenses.