KCP&L Microgrants

We are currently accepting applications for our 2017 Microgrant program.

Young people planting treesDuring the past three years KCP&L has donated more than $100,000 in grants to over 50 area non-profits for their environment projects through the Energizing our Environment Microgrant Program.

In 2016, KCP&L received more than 70 applications for projects ranging from wetland restoration to bike recycling. KCP&L selected 16 projects for funding from groups throughout the service area. 

We look forward to reviewing another great round of applications this year. Check back on August 22 to see our funded projects for 2017. 

And if you'd like to submit an application, you may go here.

2016 Microgrant Winners

  • Bike Walk KC, Kansas City, Mo., to support its student-education programs on roadway safety, bike maintenance, and civic activism using recycled bikes. 
  • Blue Hills Community Services, Kansas City, Mo., to support the Blue Hills Community Garden - established in 2010, which provides free produce to Blue Hills neighborhood residents in exchange for volunteer hours. 
  • Blue River Watershed Association, Kansas City, Mo., for its KC Clean Streams service, through which students plan, promote, and execute a stream litter cleanup for their school.
  • Border Star Montessori, Kansas City, Mo., to reduce landfill waste in its school cafeteria. 
  • City of Osceola, Osceola, Mo., to create rain barrels from recycled barrels and install the necessary plumbing for Osceola citizens to use.
  • City of Peculiar, Peculiar, Mo., for Silver Project, a partnership between the Girl Scout Cadette Troop 688 and Peculiar Parks and Recreation to make a storybook trail.
  • City of Roeland Park, Roeland Park, Kans., to plant additional trees at Roeland Park, providing adequate shade and supporting biodiversity.
  • Gardner Community Center, Gardner, Kans., to build a shelter house and rain barrels at the Gardner Community Garden. 
  • Hope House – Lee’s Summit, Lee’s Summit, Mo., to purchase and install designated recycling stations, including several "child friendly" stations.
  • Lone Jack Park Board, Lone Jack, Mo., to restore wetland and upland plants to an old pond on the new JA Jackson City Park. 
  • Miami FFA, Amoret, Mo., to promote wildlife habitat development in Bates County.
  • Raytown Main Street Association, Raytown, Mo., to install a rain water collection system at the Raytown 63rd Street Community Gardens.
  • Savannah Middle School, Savannah, Mo., to build a native flower flowerbed for the school for community enjoyment and scientific research.
  • USD 288, Richmond, Kans., to convert a cool grass area into native grass, and to raise and release quail into this area for student study.
  • Pink Pony Farms, Kansas City, Mo., to plant native fruit and nut trees on several acres of previously fallow land in and around Historic Northeast Kansas City.
  • St. Joseph YMCA, St. Joseph, Mo., to create a purpose garden that will showcase Missouri prairie plants while serving as a memorial park.

A Look at Past Winners

You may also read about some of our 2014 and 2015 Microgrant winners, including Sedalia Middle SchoolCottey CollegeMitzvah GardenLee's Summit Underwater RecoveryUniversity of Central Missouri campus E-TeamJohnson County (Spring Hill) 4-H honeybee educationPickett Elementary (St. Joseph) plastics recycling programEarthWorks and Exchange City, Lakeside Nature CenterLakemary Center, and Noyes Home for Children.

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