Wyandotte-based or Wyandotte-serving nonprofits can apply for Wyandotte County’s annual Hollywood Casino Grants. Grant applications are due by May 3 at 5 p.m.  

The grants should align with Healthy Communities Wyandotte and “work toward a happier, healthier Wyandotte for everyone.” 

Grant proposals are encouraged to include collaborative efforts to help minimize duplication of effort and have clearly established measurable outcomes and the ability to monitor and report them. Priority will also be given to programs that reach at-risk or underserved populations.  

The grants should be used for programming, and there is a strict list of items the grants can’t be used for, including capital campaigns, debt retirement, direct support to individuals including scholarships, or activities that specifically benefit the members of an organization. 

This year, each member of the Wyandotte County Board of Commissioners and the mayor will receive $42,187 to award in grants. Last year, the grants ranged from $1,000 to $30,000 and the average grant was $9,300. 

Applications must be submitted online at www.GrowYourGiving.org/grants. Submitted grants will be reviewed for eligibility and all eligible grants will be forwarded to the commissioners. Grant notifications will be sent to recipients in July.  

Organizations that are not 501(c)(3) nonprofits can apply using a fiscal sponsor.