Our Philanthropy

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We Care for KC

Supporting local nonprofit organizations making an impact in the Kansas City community is an essential part of CommunityAmerica. Our employees receive 16 annual hours of paid time to volunteer with a nonprofit organization of their choosing. We don’t stop there, though. We created the CommunityAmerica Foundation to make a difference with a variety of local nonprofit organizations.

Our funding is focused on four key program areas:

  • Financial Literacy & Stability
  • Education & Reading Literacy
  • Health & Wellness
  • Strengthening Communities

We’re proud to work with these great nonprofit partners.

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Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City

We’ve partnered with Junior Achievement (JA) of Greater Kansas City for over 20 years. In that time, CommunityAmerica employees have devoted more than 45,000 hours of volunteer time to help deliver financial literacy education and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.

CommunityAmerica made the largest gift of support in our organization’s history, pledging $1 million as Presenting Sponsor of a new JA BizTown to serve Kansas City youth. This commitment secured CommunityAmerica’s presence as the personal and business banking center within the simulated town. JA BizTown opened in 2021 and is now at full capacity with students from across the metro participating in an interactive, real-world experience to help them better grasp the challenges and rewards of adult life.

To commemorate our long-standing partnership, in 2019 JA-GKC bestowed CommunityAmerica with its Centennial Award, a one-time honor made in celebration of JA’s 100-year history. We were further honored to see CommunityAmerica CEO Lisa Ginter awarded the Gold Achievement Award in March 2022. This award honors just 10 individuals across the country in recognition of leadership in supporting and expanding JA's student impact, resources, operational excellence and sustainability.

Grants & Sponsorships

To learn more about funding for your organization, event or project, email [email protected]. Please note that we generally require a six-month advance request for events to ensure we are able to engage on related benefits.

Following your email, you will receive a return email or call with details on information needed and next steps. If the request is deemed to be of interest, we will send you a separate link to finalize your application.

Please note we accept requests only from established 501c3 organizations that are active in our primary areas of service, including the Kansas City metro counties of Jackson, Cass, Clay, Platte, Douglas, Johnson, Jefferson, Leavenworth, Miami, Shawnee, Wyandotte, or St. Louis.

Community Impact Report

Check out our Community Impact Report from the following previous years:

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