The Human Service Fund (HSF) is a pool of general tax dollars from local municipalities and County government that invest their support in area non-profit agency programs that help avoid, defer, or reduce costs that would otherwise be incurred by city or County governments. Initiated by County Commissioners in 1980, cities joined the partnership in 1990. In 2020, $371,776 was awarded to 15 agency programs that promote self-sufficiency and build well-being for Johnson County residents. According to grantees' reports, during 2019, 63,200 Johnson County residents received services supported by the HSF. UCS provides local governments with a structured accountable system through which non-profit agencies competitively apply for and access funds to serve Johnson County residents.
2021 Human Service Fund
A virtual pre-proposal meeting for 2021 Human Service Fund (HSF) grants will be held on May 21, 2020, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. via Zoom. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP to the virtual meeting and to get the meeting invite information.
The 2021 Human Service Fund (HSF) Request for Proposal (RFP) and grant application will be released on May 18. For the 2021 application and RFP, contact Christina Ashie Guidry, UCS Director of Resource Allocation (913-438-4764, email@example.com).
The Human Service Fund provides grants to nonprofit agencies in support of human service programs that promote the well-being, personal safety and self-sufficiency of Johnson County residents. Approximately $365,000 is anticipated to be awarded in 2020 grants.
Applicant Criteria: Applicants must deliver direct services to Johnson County residents, be recognized by the IRS under section §501(c)(3), provide health and human services programming as their primary mission, and be in good standing in Kansas or Missouri as a nonprofit corporation. Applicants must affirm they are in compliance with any nondiscrimination ordinances of the municipalities providing resources to the Human Service Fund. Grant recipients must offer equal access to programs or services for which Human Service Fund support has been awarded, to all clients and prospective clients who could benefit from the program. Funded programs must offer county-wide services or fill a gap which results in county-wide benefit.
Applicants not receiving a 2020 HSF grant must discuss their 2021 request with Christina Ashie Guidry, UCS Director of Resource Allocation, firstname.lastname@example.org, before an application is submitted.
For 2021 HSF Funding Priorities, click here.