Kansas Leadership Center announces 2020 Leadership Transformation Grants, SCCC Chosen

Joe Denoyer - October 16, 2019 12:23 pm

The Kansas Leadership Center (KLC) has selected 33 new organizations and 30 returning organizations across Kansas to serve as 2020 Leadership Transformation Grant Partners.

Every year, KLC provides 1,500 grants—valued at up to $150,000 each—to civically engaged organizations across Kansas to participate in KLC leadership programs. The grants are divided among five sectors: education, non-profit, faith, government and business. By the end of 2020, KLC will have given 257 grants, trained over 8,700 people and invested close to $7 million in Kansas organizations and communities.

The following organizations have been selected as new 2020 Leadership Transformation Grant partners:

Business Sector Partners

Olathe Latino Coalition
Education Sector Partners

Friends University
Kansas City School District
Lawrence School District
Teach for America
Wellsville School District
WSU Tech
Faith Sector Partners

Catholic Charities
Catholic Diocese
Central Kansas Dream Center
Heritage Presbyterian Church
Ministry Leadership Initiative
Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
Tallgrass Community Church
The District Church
Thrift on Woodlawn
Government Sector Partners

City of Garnett
Hutchinson Correctional Facility
Kansas Democratic Party
Kansas Department of Corrections
Kansas Department of Health & Environment
Linn County
Sedgwick County Republican Party
Shawnee County
Non-Profit Sector Partners

EmberHope Youthville
Habitat for Humanity of KC
Harvester Arts Inc.
Kansas City Repertory Theatre
Kansas Library Association
Music Theatre Wichita
Southwest Developmental Services
The Villages Inc.
Wichita Children’s Home
The following organizations have been accepted to continue with a second phase of funding as 2020 Leadership Transformation Grant partners:

Business Sector Partners

Atchison Area Chamber of Commerce
Great Topeka Partnership
Rotary District 5710
Education Sector Partners

Augusta USD 402
Blue Valley School District
Emporia State University
Emporia USD 253 Schools
Fort Hays State University
Greenbush – Southeast Kansas Education Service Center
K-State Research and Extension
Newman University
Seward County Community College
Wichita Public Schools, USD 259
Faith Sector Partners

Dirt Roads Network
Mending Place
Saint Francis Ministries
Western District Conference and South Central Conference of the Mennonite Church USA
Government Sector Partners

City of Augusta
City of Wichita
Douglas County Government
Sedgwick County
Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas
Non-Profit Sector Partners

Civic Engagement Coalition
Climate + Energy Project
Four County
Greenwood County Hospital
Hutchinson Community Foundation
Kansas Alliance for Wetlands and Streams
NBC Community Development Corporation

“The Leadership Transformation Grant is a three-phase process that helps organizations develop a shared language for problem solving, greater collaboration skills and the internal capacity to address and intervene in the most daunting adaptive challenges,” said Ashley Longstaff, program manager at the Kansas Leadership Center.

Applications for Leadership Transformation Grants are accepted between June and August each year. Learn more on our grants page.


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