Kansas City has been our country’s crossroads for travelers, pioneers, and countless others looking for better opportunities for more than 150 years. Many found these opportunities right here in our city, made it home and helped create our vibrant community. But we know opportunity has not always been shared equally as a result of historic and ongoing systemic racism. Too many of our city’s Black and Brown residents aren’t accessing quality education, work, housing, health and mental health resources they need to achieve positive life outcomes and economic success.

Launched with 45 philanthropic investors, GreenLight Kansas City represents the city’s extraordinary philanthropic spirit and the ambition to find innovative approaches proven to help open opportunities so all residents can have a brighter future.

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We search from coast to coast to bring promising, ground-breaking answers to some of Kansas City’s most persistent poverty-related challenges. Organizations in our portfolio represent the best in their fields – in innovation, measurable results and ability to scale.

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