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Victor E. Speas Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-10-21

At A Glance

Victor E. Speas Foundation

1200 Main St., 14th Fl., P.O. Box 219119

Kansas City, MO United States 64121-9119

Telephone: (816) 292-4300


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-12-31)

Assets: $36,168,235

Total giving: $1,948,717



Additional Contact Information

E-mail to discuss application process or for questions about the foundation: (Foundation name should be indicated in subject line)


Trust established in 1947 in MO - Mr. Speas was chairman of the board of the Speas Company, a vinegar and apple products manufacturing firm

Purpose and Activities

Giving restricted to improving the quality of health care in the Kansas City, MO, area. Support mainly for medically-related higher education, including loans for medical students at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, and for a school for dentistry; funding also for preventive health care, and medical research; grants also for agencies serving the healthcare needs of the elderly, youth, and the handicapped.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Grants to Individuals Program

Scholarships and student loans to medical students attending the University of Missouri--Kansas City.

Fields of Interest

  • Child welfare
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Health
  • Human services
  • Medical education
Population Groups
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-12-31

Assets: $36,168,235 (market value)

Expenditures: $2,445,937

Total giving: $1,948,717

Qualifying distributions: $2,095,019