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The Sunderland Foundation

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    Funder Type

    Private Foundation

    IT Classification

    B - Readily funds technology as part of an award


    Sunderland Foundation


    The Sunderland Foundation was established in 1945. For more than seven decades, the Foundation has focused on supporting bricks and mortar projects, awarding grants to nonprofits in the Kansas City region and other areas where the Ash Grove Cement Company does business. The Sunderland Foundation makes grants annually to publicly supported charitable organizations with tax exempt status under section 501 [c] 3 of the Internal Revenue Code. The Foundation prefers to make grants for capital and special projects rather than for annual operating expenses.

    Areas of interest include higher education, churches, youth serving agencies, health facilities, community buildings, museums, civic projects, and low maintenance, energy efficient housing projects sponsored by qualified tax-exempt organizations. In recent grant cycles, the Board of Trustees has awarded the majority of grants in four broadly defined areas:
    • Higher Education
    • Human Services 
    • Arts and Culture 
    • Health Care and Hospitals 

    History of Funding

    Previously awarded projects can be viewed at:

    Additional Information

    The Foundation generally awards grants to larger, well-established nonprofit organizations. Start-ups and small, grassroots organizations are encouraged to seek funding elsewhere. In addition:
    • The Foundation does not award grants for annual operating expenses
    • The Foundation does not award grants for programs or endowments.
    • The Foundation does not award grants or provide sponsorship for special events.
    • Grants to primary and secondary schools are generally not considered.
    • No grants are made to individuals.
    • No scholarships are available from the Foundation.
    Grants for building construction, renovation, repairs and restoration of facilities are considered.


    Sunderland Foundation Sunderland Foundation Staff

    Sunderland Foundation Sunderland Foundation Staff
    P.O. Box 25900
    Overland Park, KS 66225

  • Eligibility Details

    Grants are awarded in Western Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Arkansas, and Western Iowa, Idaho, Central Texas, Oklahoma, Oregon, Washington, Utah and Montana to well-established non-profit organizations. Grant proposals from organizations located outside these geographic areas are unlikely to receive consideration.

    Deadline Details

    Proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis and are approved by the Board of Trustees four times each year. Meeting review dates occur in April, June, September, and December. 

    Award Details

    Award amounts vary based on scope and size of projects. Number of awards vary.

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