MainCor Community Event Grant

Midtown Kansas City is a dynamic blend of thriving neighborhoods and unique businesses. Attracting and keeping people in Midtown is a great way to build community and promote local commerce. The purpose of MainCor Community Event Grant is to encourage businesses, organizations, and neighborhoods to host events that will draw and keep people in this area to make Midtown a great place for all.

This grant provides matching funds (half of the total cost) up to $500.The entirety of the event must be located within MainCor’s boundaries (Pershing Road to 47th Street, Southwest Trafficway to Gillham Road – please see attached map for specific boundary lines.) An organization can submit unlimited requests for grant funding, but MainCor will fund a maximum amount of $500 per calendar year (January 1 – December 31) per organization, upon approval.

The application and an event budget must be submitted for approval at least 60 days before the event. Applicant will receive notification regarding approval within two weeks of received date.

Within 60 days after the event, the applicant must submit a list of receipts (Excel document) and provide receipt copies of purchases and proof of payment (canceled checks, bank/credit card statements) to verify the expenses before reimbursement will be awarded. Reimbursement will be mailed to applicant within 30 days after paperwork has been received and approved.

The event must be free and open to the public and promoted metro-wide. The MainCor logo must be featured on marketing materials for event. Logo will be provided by MainCor upon request.

Events could include: fairs, walks/races, art shows, neighborhood celebrations, etc. All city permits/requirements must be met.

Eligible Uses:

  • Entertainment (music, performers etc.)

  • Equipment, tent, space rental

  • Decorations

  • Office supplies (postage, printing, etc.)

  • Promotions/Marketing

  • City permit fees

Non-Eligible Uses:

  • Salaries or stipends of organization staff or event organizers

  • Food and beverage

  • Purchase of equipment/capital investment

Please download grant application HERE, complete requirements and send to:

MainCor, 3931 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64111

or email to Leigh at


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MainCor Coffee Klatch

First Wednesdays, 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Maincor Conference Room, 3215 Main Street

Enjoy coffee and pastries at a casual gathering! This is a great way to meet your neighbors, the Police department, City staff and ele cted officials. Our community events have an open door policy. Whether you're running late or have to leave early, come when you can and participate. 

Networking Luncheon

Third Thursdays at 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

MainCor Conference Room, 3215 Main Street

We have a guest speaker every month. Past speakers have been City Council representatives and other elected officials, local business owners, developers and interesting neighbors.

$15 provides lunch. RSVP by email or by calling 816-753-3820. You can pre-pay with PayPal or with cash, credit card, or check at the door.