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Royals Charities

Grant Application Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in applying to receive a grant from Royals Charities, the charitable foundation of the Kansas City Royals. Please visit and read this complete webpage before each application is submitted. Guidelines are subject to change at any time, and the most current information for applications will be posted here. The application begins with a Grant Application (PDF) submitted to Royals Charities outlining the specific nature of your request. Please fill out the application and return by email to royalscharities@royals.com If your request relates to a baseball or softball field renovation or improvement, please visit www.royals.com/royaltyfields for the correct application. Requests for renovation or improvement of baseball or softball fields requested with the incorrect application will not be considered for funding.

For the purposes of addressing your grant application/cover letter, please use the following:

  • Attn: Marie Dispenza, Director
  • Royals Charities
  • One Royal Way
  • Kansas City, Missouri
To qualify for funding consideration, your organization must:
  • operate in the greater Kansas City area,
  • and be a 501(c)(3) organization with a federal tax identification number.
  • Organizations not exceeding $5 million operating budgets are preferred, but a larger budget does not preclude your organization from consideration for funding.

Two Grant Cycles

Royals Charities has two grant cycles (Spring and Fall), as follows:
  • Spring - March 1 - grant recipients will be notified no later than April 30
  • Fall - October 1 - grant recipients will be notified no later than Friday, December 18, 2015

Once the application is received and reviewed, Royals Charities may call to schedule a site visit. In addition, Royals Charities may schedule a follow-up site visit once funding has been awarded and a project is completed. Please note that if an application is not received by the deadlines listed above, it will only be reviewed if funding is available after timely requests have been considered, and the organization might be asked to resubmit during the next grant cycle.

Once funding has been awarded, your organization cannot submit additional grant applications until one year has past from the date of the original application deadline. Example: If an organization submits an application in Spring 2015 and funding is denied, that organization may submit an application for funding in Fall 2015. If an organization submits an application in Spring 2015 and funding is awarded, that organization may not submit any grant applications until the Spring 2016.

What we fund:

Royals Charities
  • Tangible items
  • One-time capital expenses
  • Special supplies or purchases for existing programs
  • New programs

Royals Charities' average grant award is $11,500. However, for first time applications or smaller organizations, a request for $5,000 in funding would be appropriate.

What we do not fund:

  • General operating expenses or salaries
  • Individuals
  • Event Sponsorships
  • Endowments

Thank you for your interest in Royals Charities. If you have any questions, please email royalscharities@royals.com.

How to Donate:

Would you consider helping Royals Charities make a difference in the lives of thousands of children in the Kansas City area? In 2014, because of fan support like yours, Royals Charities donated $1.2 million back to the Kansas City community. Please make your check payable to Royals Charities and mail to the address below. Royals Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization with the tax identification number 45-1286323.

  • Royals Charities
  • One Royal Way
  • Kansas City, MO 64129
Or
Donate Online

* Please consult your tax advisor regarding tax implications