How To Apply

Greater Good

The Foundation makes grants that strive for excellence, improve service for clients, strengthen organizations, and assist underserved, low-income individuals within the Kansas City community. If, after reviewing our focus areas and frequently asked questions, you believe your organization is aligned with our giving, please see our application process below.

The Foundation requests that all proposals for funding be completed via The H & R Block Foundation online grant application. Please note, you may only submit one application to be considered by both Foundations. Staff will review each application and determine the appropriate Foundation to consider the request. Review of the commonly asked questions below will help you navigate the online grant application. Click here to begin a new application.

If you are trying to access an existing application, click here.


Commonly Asked Questions Regarding The Online Application System

Can I get a copy of the online application form?

You will be able to print a copy as you are filling out the online application form. Click on the Printer Friendly Version link located in the top right hand corner of each application page.

Do I have to complete the application in one online session?

No, you can start the application and choose to save and finish it at another time. Just click on the “Save and Finish Later” button located at the bottom of each application page.

Is my application automatically saved once I create an account?

No, your application is not saved automatically. To ensure no application data is lost, please click on the “Save and Finish Later” button at the bottom of each application page.

How do I return to an incomplete application that I saved, but have not yet submitted?

Once you create an online grant application account, you will receive an e-mail notification that includes the e-mail address and password required to access your saved application. Please add to your e-mail address book (or friendly senders) to ensure that these messages arrive in your inbox. This e-mail will also include the web address of the Account Login page. You can also access this page by clicking here.

Where do I forward my online proposal?

Once the application is completed online, you will need to click the “Review & Submit” button at the bottom of the last page of the application to submit your application electronically on the internet. Once your application has been submitted, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address that you used to create your online grant application account.

May I send the application directly to staff at the Foundation?

The Marion and Henry Bloch Family Foundation requests that you submit your application by utilizing The H & R Block Foundation online application. If you have any questions or difficulties in filling out the online application, please contact staff at 816-854-4361 or

When will I be contacted about the status of my proposal?

After you submit your application, you will receive an e-mail confirmation. After an initial review, staff may contact you to request additional information. You will receive notification indicating whether your grant request has been approved or declined after the meeting of the Board of Directors.

Is my internet browser compatible with the online grant application?

Our online grant applications are certified to work with the following internet browser versions:

  • Internet Explorer 6.0 (for PC) SP-2
  • Internet Explorer 7.0 (for PC)
  • Safari 2.0 (for Mac)
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0

Do I need to have cookies enabled on my internet browser?

Yes, the online applications place a cookie on your computer to enable the “Save and Finish Later” functionality. Please check the user’s manual for your internet browser to enable cookies if you receive an error message.

What if I have questions?

Please e-mail your questions to or call 816-854-4361.

How should I notify staff if my e-mail or mailing address changes after I submit my online application?

Please e-mail  to let us know. Be sure to provide the name of your organization and the old address information in the e-mail.