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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.

What's New
August 3, 2020

Hall Family Foundation Names Mayra Aguirre as its New President

Foundation executive succeeds retiring 38-year veteran Bill Hall The Board of  Directors of the Hall…

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March 24, 2020

Kansas City Regional COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund

By Ellen Cagle – Specials Editor, Kansas City Business Journal A group of Kansas City-area foundations…

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December 6, 2019

A Remarkable Daguerreotype Was Recently Acquired by the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City

BY BRIGIT KATZ, SMITHSONIANMAG.COM In the mid-19th century, a Georgia plantation owner posed for a photograph alongside a group of enslaved African-Americans. Three of the men tote large baskets of...
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November 25, 2019

Bill Hall to Retire

Bill Hall, longtime president of the Hall Family Foundation and assistant to the chairman of Hallmark Cards, has announced his decision to retire in 2020. “As president of the Hall...
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October 23, 2019

This Wall Was Made for Walking

BY MARK GARDINER, THE NEW YORK TIMES KANSAS CITY, Mo. — There are walls — and then there are walls. Some, like the one that separated East and West Berlin,...
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March 29, 2019

Artist Andy Goldsworthy’s Walking Wall installation at the Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park

BY LAURA SPENCER, KCUR 89.3 In early March, a new wall started snaking its way through the grass just east of the Bloch Building at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art....
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January 29, 2019

Forward Progress to End the Economic Border War

BY THE KANSAS CITY STAR EDITORIAL BOARD If there ever was a time to finally shut down, once and for all, the senseless, useless, ridiculously costly and wasteful economic border war between...
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October 9, 2018

New Investments in the National World War I Museum and Memorial

BY KATIE BERNARD, KANSAS CITY BUSINESS JOURNAL The Hall Family Foundation pledged $550,000 to serve one of the National World War I Museum and Memorial’s “hidden” needs – chillers and air handlers....
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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...

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