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The Hall Family Foundation is currently funding a variety of programs and initiatives that demonstrate our strong commitment to the quality of life in the Kansas City area.

Our Grant Spotlight page showcases projects in the areas of education, the arts, community development, children, youth and families, and other high priority local issues.

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June 5, 2018

Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Legacy of Honor

BY BILL HALL, SPECIAL TO THE KANSAS CITY STAR One year from Wednesday marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day and it brings a unique opportunity to celebrate the man from...
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April 25, 2018

Special Photography Acquisition Exhibit Opening at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

BY MATT CAMPBELL, THE KANSAS CITY STAR Photography is 192 years old, and an expansive new show at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art spans 190 of them. Visitors to the...
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January 11, 2018

Collaboration Brings Children’s Mercy Research Tower to Fruition

BY ELISE REUTER, KANSAS CITY BUSINESS JOURNAL Children's Mercy's dreams to add a new research tower to the Kansas City skyline will become a reality thanks to a series of...
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November 8, 2017

The Nelson-Atkins Museum Acquires 800 Photographs

BY PETER LIBBEY, THE NEW YORK TIMES The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Mo., has been busy for the last two years. The museum announced Wednesday that during...
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October 10, 2017

New Learning Areas for Younger Children are on the Way to Science City

BY MATT CAMPBELL, THE KANSAS CITY STAR Science City will turn its attention to early childhood learning with an initial $4 million grant from the Hall Family Foundation, officials announced...
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June 9, 2017

Shawnee Mission Medical Center Gets $1 Million Grant for Special Needs Center and Employee Daycare

BY ANDY MARSO, THE KANSAS CITY STAR The Hall Family Foundation has donated $1 million…

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January 24, 2017

Children’s Mercy and KU Cancer Center Team Up to Bring Top Pediatric Researchers to Kansas City

BY MARÁ ROSE WILLIAMS, THE KANSAS CITY STAR The University of Kansas Cancer Center and Children’s Mercy Hospital are taking a big step toward solidifying a partnership that could make...
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July 12, 2016

Kansas City Neighborhood Academy Launches

Kauffman and Hall Family Foundations Donate $1.6 Million to Charter School BY ANNA STURLA, KCUR The Kauffman Foundation and the Hall Family Foundation will donate more than $1.5 million over...
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May 5, 2016

National World War I Museum Adding a Gallery

National World War I Museum and Liberty Memorial to Add More Exhibition Space BY LAURA SPENCER, KCUR Weeks after the end of World War I in 1918, Kansas Citians started fundraising...
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May 3, 2016

Kansas City Young Audiences to Move to Permanent Home

Kansas City Young Audiences Buys Main Street Building for Its New Home BY STEVEN ROSEN, THE KANSAS CITY STAR Kansas City Young Audiences will have its first permanent home in...
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April 20, 2016

Funding for KU Cancer Center

KU Cancer Center Seeking Comprehensive Cancer Center Designation BY MARÁ ROSE WILLIAMS, THE KANSAS CITY STAR An $8 million Hall Family Foundation gift could put the University of Kansas Cancer...
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April 12, 2016

Programming Support for Hall Center Programs Announced

Hall Center for the Humanities Launches New Initiatives BY KU NEWS SERVICE The Hall Family Foundation has granted the Hall Center for the Humanities $512,000 for programming support. The grant...
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March 3, 2016

Loan Fund Aimed at Helping Urban Developments

Local Initiatives Support Corp. of Kansas City Teams with Local Philanthropic Groups and Area Governments to Create a Loan Fund BY LYNN HORSLEY, THE KANSAS CITY STAR Too many worthwhile...

The Hall Family Foundation is a private philanthropic organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of human life.