The Cohen Charitable Trust wants to simplify the application process for you. Below is a list of questions that other applicants have asked us as they were preparing their application. If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to Contact Us or telephone us at 913-319-0391.

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The fields of interest determine what types of grants are awarded by the Cohen Charitable Trust. We focus on charitable foundations of governmental agencies, educational institutions and I.R.S.-designated, Not-for-Profit, tax-exempt organizations for the betterment of our community in the City of Overland Park, KS, City or Unified Government of Kansas City, KS, Wyandotte County, KS, Johnson County, KS, and / or local grants with a Jewish theme as well as to the Jewish Community worldwide.

Yes. In fact, we encourage you to contact us in advance to determine whether your program fits within our guidelines. In addition, please call us if it is not clear why we did not fund your proposal.

No, the grant cannot be used for purposes other than those stipulated in the grant proposal without permission from Dr. Mary Cohen at the Barton P. and Mary D. Cohen Charitable Trust. Please contact Dr. Cohen via email (info@cohentrust.org) or telephone (913-391-0391) to discuss the requested changes.

Yes, a summary of the completed project, results of the project, and a statement of the project expenditures must be filed upon completion of the project within the time frame specified in the grant agreement.

The Cohen Charitable Trust awards grants for projects in the Cities of Overland Park and Kansas City in Kansas, the Counties of Wyandotte and Johnson in Kansas, the Unified Government of Kansas City, KS, history grants locally and in Kansas, Missouri or neighboring states, and / or local grants with a Jewish theme as well as to the Jewish Community worldwide. Specific organizations were also stipulated including the UMKC Law Foundation, Kansas City Symphony and Nelson Gallery Foundation to be used for the purposes of those organizations.

Yes, the Cohen Charitable Trust awards multi-year terms when the proposed project requires more than one year to achieve its objectives.

There is no limit on how often you can apply for funding.

Not at this time. We transitioned to an online system to simplify the process. We strongly encourage you to try this process, and we welcome your feedback on how we can make it better!