Areas of Focus

Giving Back

In recognition of Marion and Henry Bloch’s lifelong commitment to their community, the Foundation focuses its support on organizations that serve Greater Kansas City (Jackson, Clay, and Platte counties in Missouri, and Wyandotte and Johnson counties in Kansas).  The Foundation’s seven focus areas include:

Post-Secondary Business and Entrepreneurship Education

The Foundation supports select post-secondary business and entrepreneurship education programs that are centers of excellence.

Visual and Performing Arts

The Foundation supports excellence in and access to the arts, emphasizing programs that enhance quality, strengthen management, and increase audience participation.

Education for Poor, Disadvantaged and Underserved Youth

The Foundation promotes access to quality birth-to-12th grade and post-secondary education, focusing on closing achievement gaps and building human capital in the urban core.


The Foundation supports centers of excellence, education, and access to quality healthcare.

Social Services

The Foundation expands access and opportunities for vulnerable, disadvantaged and low-income individuals and families by meeting basic human needs and supporting the creation of pathways out of poverty.

Jewish Community Organizations

The Foundation supports organizations that advance social and economic justice issues in the Jewish community.

Legacy Organizations

In recognition of Marion and Henry’s lifetime commitments to the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and St. Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City, the Foundation places a priority on programs and operations of these organizations.