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Shumaker Family Foundation

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    Funder Type

    Private Foundation

    IT Classification

    C - Funds little to no technology


    Shumaker Family Foundation


    The Shumaker Family Foundation supports endeavors in education, social justice, and environmental justice, and through these aims to create a more compassionate world where each person has opportunity to fully reach his or her potential. 

    Social Justice grants promote the welfare of groups of people who have been disadvantaged through no action or responsibility of their own. They specifically focus on domestic violence prevention and the development of leadership capability among people from disadvantaged groups.

    Environmental grants go to organizations that seek to enrich our natural environment, lessen global warming, improve animal welfare, and/or educate human beings to work toward these purposes.

    Within Education, the Foundation favors projects that show the fascination and potentiality of math, physical science, engineering, and the Arts to young people who otherwise might not receive such exposure. They also support early childhood (0-3 years) education and strengthening of the education process.

    Preference will be given to organizations and programs that address two or more of the funding areas.

    History of Funding

    Recently awarded grants can be viewed online at

    Additional Information

    The Foundation does not fund
    • Individuals
    • Any organization that is not a 501(c)(3) organization, a qualified church, or a school
    • Projects of any organization that discriminates on the basis of race, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation
    • Projects of any organization that participates in activities harmful to the environment
    • Projects of any organization that participates in activities that promote violence
    • Generally, bricks and mortar projects
    • Annual funds
    • Special events


    Shumaker Family Foundation Staff

    Shumaker Family Foundation Staff
    7301 Mission Road
    Prairie Village', KS 66208
    (913) 432-1772

  • Eligibility Details

    Nonprofit organizations, including qualified churches and schools, may apply for funding. Grants in the Social Justice and Education categories go to organizations in the Greater Kansas City region, where site visits can be made within a day.

    Deadline Details

    Environmental Justice Grants: Letters of Intent are to be submitted by February 15, annually. Applications were to be submitted by March 15, annually.

    Social Justice and Education Grants: The Foundation will consider grant applications on an invitation-only basis for 2018, with a focus on those organizations that received a first or second year grant in 2017.

    Renewal Grant: Letters of Intent and Application deadlines can be found on the Grant Renewal page here:

    Award Details

    Award amounts vary. Grants range in size from $5,000 to $50,000. The Foundation is open to considering multi-year requests, however it generally will not provide funding for a single organization beyond three years.


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