Skip to main content Skip to footer

Profile Last Updated: 06/01/2021 Grant Information Last Updated: 01/13/2021 eGrant

The Francis Family Foundation

Fast-track your prospect research with a Professional plan upgrade.

Access lists of funders based on detailed search criteria and other features such as:

  • Maps and Charts
  • Funding Interests
  • Grant Information
  • Recipient Profiles
  • Applications/RFPs
  • Financials
  • Who's Who - Officers and Staff
  • News, Social Media and Publications


Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily to fund post-doctoral fellowships in pulmonary research in North America, and in the metropolitan Kansas City area, to support lifelong learning, especially in early care and education; and to support arts and culture with a focus on excellence and access.


Established in 1989 in MO from the merger of the Parker B. Francis Foundation (established in 1951 in MO) and the Parker B. Francis III Foundation (established in 1962 in MO) - The Francis Family Foundation is actually a combination of two former foundations. Parker B. Francis, founder of the Puritan-Bennett Company, established a foundation bearing his name in 1951. Parker B. Francis III also established a foundation to fund his interests in education, arts, and culture. In 1989, the Parker B. Francis Foundation merged with the Parker B. Francis III Foundation to become the Francis Family Foundation. After retiring from Puritan Bennett as Chairman in 1986, John B. Francis — son of Parker B. Francis and brother of Parker B. Francis III — served as president of the Foundation until 1998


The Francis Family Foundation

Family foundation




800 W. 47th St., Ste. 717 Kansas City, MO United States 64112-1249

Contact Information