KCP&L Microgrants

KCP&L's Energizing Our Environment Microgrant program helps fund projects that make an environmental difference in our communities.

Young people planting treesWe would like to thank everyone who applied for a KCP&L Energizing Our Environment grant. We applaud your efforts to make our region more environmentally friendly.

More than 70 nonprofits from Kansas and Missouri submitted applications for the 2017 Energizing Our Environment Microgrant Program.

We are proud to partner with 23 organizations on environmental projects throughout our region. We look forward to working with them to help make a positive impact in our communities.

2017 Microgrant winners

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater St. Joseph, St. Joseph, Mo., to add two blue bins for recyclable items
  • Blue Valley Neighborhood Association, Kansas City, Mo., to establish three new vegetable gardens for area residents
  • Bridge Leadership Academy, Kansas City, Mo., to clean up and recycle items on Blue Ridge Blvd
  • Connecting for Good, Kansas City, Mo., to refurbish old computers for low-income families and area non-profits
  • Cornerstones of Care, Kansas City, Mo., to implement a Sustainable Waste Management Composting Program on all Cornerstones of Care campuses
  • Eugene Field Elementary School, Maryville, Mo., to purchase a board game called Race to Recycle: An Earth Day Game to help teach students about the importance of recycling
  • Global One Urban Farming, Kansas City, Mo., to install organic vegetable gardens for area residents
  • Green Acres, Kansas City, Mo., to train and educate students on aquaponics
  • Hillcrest Transitional Housing, Lee's Summit, Mo., to plant trees
  • Hope Faith Ministries, Kansas City, Mo., to capture rainwater for storage and use in the irrigation of the Paseo West Community Garden
  • Jerusalem Farm, Kansas City, Mo., to collect food scraps from area neighbors for compositing
  • Lake Region Resource Conservation and Development 501(c)(3) and Lake Region Solid Waste Authority 501(c)(3) Ottawa, Kans., to refurbish old bikes to be re-distributed to the community
  • Miami R-1 School FCCLA, Amoret, Mo., to install aluminum can recycling bins
  • Neighbors United for Action, Kansas City, Mo., to install energy-efficient lighting
  • Over The Rainbow Oz Community Garden, Osawatomie, Kans., to install a rain barrel shelter for raised strawberry beds and plant native grass and trees
  • Palestine Senior Citizen Activity Center, Inc., Kansas City, Mo., to implement a recycling program
  • Platte County High School Interact Club, Platte City, Mo., to plant native grasses and trees, repair and paint damaged railings and provide seating at Settler’s Crossing Park 
  • Rotary Club Youth Camp Association, Lee’s Summit, Mo., to plant trees
  • Sisters of St. Francis, Savannah, Mo., to procure a large rainwater collection tank and composter for community garden
  • Spring Hill Elementary, Spring Hill, Kans., to create a school garden for students
  • Stewartsville PTO, Stewartsville, Mo., to build a retaining wall to save an area elementary school’s trees from erosion
  • Troop 1287 with Girl Scouts of Northeast Kansas and Northwest Missouri, Kansas City, Mo., to complete energy-efficient upgrades to a Girl Scout cabin
  • Veterans Community Project, Kansas City, Mo., to create a recycled tire trail in a community of tiny homes for homeless veterans in Veterans Village 


Learn more about all the ways KCP&L is working to improve our communities.