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 Under-served 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.
Healthcare--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.