KCP&L Microgrants

The submission process has now closed. Check back on August 22 to see a list of this year's recipients.

Young people planting treesIn the last three years, KCP&L has awarded nearly 50 grants to non-profit organizations in our region to help fund environmental projects that make a positive impact in our communities.

The submission process has now closed. Thank you for your interest in our Energizing our Environment Microgrant Program.

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

A look at past winners

Read about how some of our 2014, 2015 and 2016 winners used their Microgrant to Energize our Environment:

  • Hope House – Lee’s Summit, Lee’s Summit, Mo., to purchase and install designated recycling stations, including several "child friendly" stations (2016)
  • Miami FFA, Amoret, Mo., to promote wildlife habitat development in Bates County (2014)
  • Raytown Main Street Association, Raytown, Mo., to install a rain water collection system at the Raytown 63rd Street Community Gardens (2016)
  • Savannah Middle School, Savannah, Mo., to build a native flower flowerbed for the school for community enjoyment and scientific research (2016)
  • 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 (2016)
  • St. Joseph YMCA, St. Joseph, Mo., to create a purpose garden that will showcase Missouri prairie plants while serving as a memorial park (2016)
  • EarthWorks and Exchange City, Kansas City, Mo., for a lunch recycling program (2015)
  • Greater Kansas City American Association of Zoo Keepers (KC AAZK) and Lakeside Nature Center, Kansas City, Mo., to create and install ponds and plant native shrubs and trees in the wild raptor/waterfowl rehabilitation flight pens (2015)
  • Lakemary Center, Paola, Kans., to build and maintain a chicken coop (2015)
  • Noyes Home for Children, Saint Joseph, Mo., for trees and installation of a water hydrant near the orchard (2015)
  • Sedalia Middle SchoolSedalia, Mo., for an aquaponics system (2014)
  • Cottey College, Nevada, Mo., for a hands-on recycling project (2014)
  • Mitzvah Garden, Overland Park, Kans., for solar panels to power a pump to distribute collected rainwater (2014)
  • Lee's Summit Underwater Recovery, Lee's Summit, Mo., for volunteer training (2014)
  • University of Central Missouri campus E-Team, Warrensburg, Mo., for recycling bins (2014)
  • Johnson County (Spring Hill) 4-H honeybee education, Spring Hill, Kans., for honeybee education (2014)
  • Pickett Elementary (St. Joseph) plastics recycling program, St. Joseph, Mo., for a plastics recycling program (2014)

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