Creating a better future for the children of Kansas City

The Edward G. and Kathryn E. Mader Foundation funds programs that support children in Greater Kansas City.

Edward G. & Kathryn E. Mader

The Edward G. and Kathryn E. Mader foundation is a family foundation committed to the health, education and welfare of children in Greater Kansas City. This foundation was established in 2000 by Kathryn in memory of her husband of 55 years.

During his lifetime, Edward tried hard to find and donate to charitable organizations that really assisted Kansas City residents. He had been blessed with a surplus of funds and felt a great need to give to those less fortunate. Many worthy organizations benefited from his generosity during his lifetime. After his passing in 1982, Kathryn felt it would be a great tribute to his memory to continue this standard of giving.

Our Community Impact


Years Of Giving

$12 Million+

Financial Support

Previous Grantees

Now Accepting Applications

We expect more requests for grants this year and it will take some time to review them all. The final decisions regarding which grants to fund will be made at the Foundation meeting held in September.