Past Years Recipients

2017

Due to the production of the biography Becoming Marjorie, the Life and Legacy of Marjorie Powell Allen, SkillBuilders Fund suspended grant making in 2017. Read more about Becoming Marjorie, the Life and Legacy of Marjorie Powell Allen here.

2016

Amethyst Place
Girls on the Run
Johnson County Community College
Wildwood Outdoor Education Center
Women’s Employment Network

AMETHSYT PLACE

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The Mission of Amethyst Place is to support women, recovering from drug and alcohol addiction, and their children by providing safe, drug-free housing and individualized services to promote healthy families. We help at-risk, low-income families overcome significant trauma and develop essential life skills. The Vision of Amethyst Place is that families will successfully transition to drug-free, independent housing and healthy community living.

GIRL SCOUTS OF NE KS & NW MO

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Girl Scouts is the largest organization for girls in the world. Our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Through activities in science and technology, business and economic literacy, and outdoor and environmental awareness, Girl Scouting provides girls with opportunities for fun and friendship, while fostering development of leadership skills and self-esteem.  Girl Scouts of NE Kansas & NW Missouri supports 23,000 girl members from Kindergarten – 12th grade and 9,000 adult volunteers in its 47 county jurisdiction surrounding the Greater Kansas City, St. Joseph and Topeka areas.

GIRLS ON THE RUN OF GREATER KC

GOTR color logoGirls on the Run is a transformational learning program for girls in the third through eighth grade. We teach life skills through dynamic, conversation-based lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.

Johnson County Community College

Johnson County Community College offers credit classes and continuing education programs to inspire learning, transform lives and strengthen communities. As a nationally recognized community college, JCCC helps to promote life-long learning and professional and personal development. The JCCC Foundation, a non-profit, fundraising arm of the college, strives to further the mission and goals of JCCC.

WILDWOOD OUTDOOR EDUCATION CENTER

Wildwood Outdoor Education CenterWildwood provides outdoor education, team building and individual skill development to children and adults from the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area.

 

WOMEN’S EMPLOYMENT NETWORK

WEN was founded in 1986 to meet the employment needs of low-income women in the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan area. With a focus on self-esteem and personal responsibility, WEN is dedicated to preparing women with training, resources and support they need to realize economic self-sufficiency.

2015

Girl Scouts of NE Kansas & NW Missouri
Girls on the Run
Johnson County Community College
KC STEM Alliance
Wildwood Outdoor Edcation Center
Women’s Employment Network

2014

Girl Scouts of NE Kansas & NW Missouri
Girls on the Run
Green Works
Newhouse
The Family Conservancy
Urban League of Kansas City, Missouri
Wildwood Outdoor Edcation Center
Women’s Employment Network
Women in Politics

2013

Bridging the Gap
Girls on the Run
Green Works
KU School of Engineering
Miles of Smiles
Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences
The Family Conservancy
Wildwood Outdoor Edcation Center
Women’s Employment Network
Women in Politics

 2012

Cristo Rey Kansas City
Girl Scouts of NE Kansas & NW Missouri
The Family Conservancy
Urban League of Kansas City, Missouri
Wildwood Outdoor Education Center
Women’s Employment Network 

2011

United Way
Women’s Employment Network
Wildwood Outdoor Education Center

2010

The Family Conservancy
Harvesters Community Food Network
Health Partnership Clinic of Johnson County
KidsTLC, Inc.
Urban League of Greater Kansas City
Wildwood Outdoor Education Center
Women’s Employment Network

2009

UMKC Women’s Council
Wildwood Outdoor Education Center
Women’s Employment Network

2008

Cristo Rey Kansas City
Planned Parenthood of Kansas & Mid-Missouri
Smiles Change Lives
University of Kansas Hospital
Women’s Employment Network
YMCA of Greater Kansas City

2007

DeLaSalle Education Center
The Family Conservancy
First Step Fund
Powell Gardens, Inc. 
Wildwood Outdoor Education Center
Women’s Employment Network
YMCA of Greater Kansas City

2006

Wildwood Outdoor Education Center
Women’s Employment Network