The Hall Family Foundation concentrates its philanthropic efforts on six areas of interest in the Kansas City Area.
Grantmaking in early, elementary and secondary education seeks to promote excellence and access to a quality education. We prefer to support organizations, programs and projects that address the educational needs of urban school children with a particular interest in systemic reform/improvement efforts, closing achievement gaps and building human capital.
The Foundation makes Higher Education grants for select programs that are considered centers of excellence. We emphasize programs that expand research capacity and education opportunities. We recognize the link between Higher Education and the economic vitality of the region.
Grants in this category intend to improve well-being and respond to families’ physical and emotional needs. We emphasize services to people most at risk due to poverty, limited access to resources, health issues and exposure to violence. Our preference is assistance to children and youth and to those living in the urban cores of Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas.
Our community development grantmaking seeks to prevent or overcome blight and deterioration of the urban core and its neighborhoods. We prefer to support organizations, programs and projects that promote lasting, comprehensive redevelopment in targeted areas or whose work leverages HFF grant awards in other interest areas that may affect specific neighborhoods.
Grants in The Arts encourage excellence in the community’s performing and visual arts organizations. Top priority is given to programs which enhance quality, strengthen management and increase audience development. While larger, established arts groups take priority, we also invest in smaller groups that fill a specific arts niche.
Grants in this category include Foundation support of community-wide efforts that seek to provide long-term solutions to high priority local issues, such as Life Sciences.