Funding Priorities

SkillBuilders Fund PrioritiesThis private foundation is especially interested in innovative means to help women and girls gain self-sufficiency, build their capacity to function in our society, and become responsible citizens.  In addition to our Legacy Grantees, the SkillBuilders Fund primarily funds projects that serve girls in the Kansas City region. The Fund favors projects that provide educational opportunities, build entrepreneurial skills, and cultivate and foster women and girls’ leadership.  Proposals from new as well as traditional organizations will be considered.

Primary Areas of Interest

The SkillBuilders Fund will consider requests applying to the following areas.

Employment
Special preference will be given to programs providing comprehensive employment preparation, job skills training, career transition programs, and general assistance to women seeking employment.

Education
Special preference will be given to programs emphasizing science, technology, math, sports and fitness, and preparation for postsecondary education.

Life Skills
Special preference will be given to programs emphasizing financial literacy, mentoring, self-esteem, and leadership.