About Us

The Cohen Charitable Trust awards grants for charitable projects in Wyandotte, Jackson, & Johnson Counties in Kansas, and Jewish, American, Regional and / or Local History. Grant distribution began in 2008. Below is a list actual disbursement by category:

Program Category

Number of Grants Awarded

Total Grant Dollars Paid

Art

4

$1,143,000

Education

7

$2,435,000

History

4

$137,969

Library

2

$184,000

Religious

7

$230,000

Other

4

$77,000

Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park
$13,000
Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery
$115,000
The Nerman Museum
$1,000,000
Kansas City Symphony
$15,000
Bishop Ward High School, KC, KS
$25,000
Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy
$100,000
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
$75,000
Children’s Campus of Kansas City
$1,000,000
Johnson County Community College
$200,000
The University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Foundation $1,000,000
KCPT Interns $25,000
Territorial Kansas Heritage Alliance
$119,964
Nature Conservancy – Kansas Chapter
$10,000
Kansas State Historical Society $5,000
Wyandotte County Historical Society $3,000
Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy
$100,000
Kansas City Public Library
$84,000
Center for Practical Bioethics
$100,000
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee/Minsk Mazel Tov
$55,000
City of Leawood/Gezer Park
$10,000
The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah
$35,000
American Jewish Archives $5,000
Elmwood Cemetary $5,000
Jewish Joint Distribution Committee/Lithuania $20,000
Sunflower House/Happy Bear Project
$3,500
Temporary Lodging for Children
$11,000
National World War I Museum $60,000
Health Partnership of Johnson County $2,500