We deeply care about our community and recognize our responsibility to the city that supports us. Therefore, the Kansas City Irish Fest Grant Fund was created to foster awareness and appreciation of Kansas City’s rich Irish heritage and to enhance and promote Irish music, dance, literature, theater, visual arts, sports and cuisine. Applications for 2018 grants are being accepted now. Apply below as either a 501c3 or an Individual.

Maximum Grant Amounts Awarded:

  • Individual Grants $500
  • 501C3 Organization Grants $3,500

The last day to submit a grant request for consideration for a 2018 grant is October 31, 2017.

All grants awarded during this submission cycle must be utilized during the 2018 calendar year. A follow-up report via our grant page is required to be eligible for future grant consideration.

Grant applicants can expect to hear back from the Grant Advisory Board in regards to the status of their request during the month of December.

2017 Grant Recipients
  • Ancient Order of Hibernians – Fr. Donnelly Division

  • Folk Alliance International

  • Kansas City Feis

  • Irish Arts of Kansas

  • American Conference for Irish Study

  • Rockhurst University

  • Tom Shawver

  • Shane McDonald