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Kansas City Architectural Foundation

kcaf3-189x339.jpgCelebrating more than 35 years, the Kansas City Architectural Foundation (KCAF) educates individuals and communities about the power of architecture to transform lives and improve the places where we live, learn, work, and play. Through our outreach programs, grants, scholarships and educational resources, KCAF inspires people to become thoughtful and engaged stewards of the built environment.

Since being founded in 1984, KCAF has awarded more than 140 architectural scholarships amounting to over $300,000 granted to students from the metropolitan area.

KCAF is able to continue providing scholarships and educational opportunities through endowments and donations from community architectural enthusiasts. KCAF is a charitable corporation (501 (c ) 3).

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Kansas City Architectural Foundation awards more than $30,000 a year in scholarships to metro-area students pursuing a degree in architecture. Applications are due each spring and awarded at an annual ceremony in August. Scholarship application is posted on this page each year. These scholarships are funded through contributions to KCAF from generous companies, individuals, and organizations.


IMG_0543.jpgThe Legacy Lecture Series was established to educate the citizens of Kansas City about the more recent architectural heritage of Kansas City (1960s to the present) by the very people who created it. Kansas City’s churches, schools, civic buildings, sports facilities, parks, houses, neighborhoods, airport, historic preservation, and more have indelibly influenced Kansas City’s growth and development. These buildings merit a public event to reveal the individuals and circumstances that determined why they were designed, where they are located, and how they have contributed to Kansas City’s identity.


Contribute to KCAF

Please make checks payable to:

Kansas City Architectural Foundation
1801 McGee, Suite 100
Kansas City, MO 64108

Scholarship Recipients

2019 Scholarship Recipients

Scholarship Applications

Applications will be available February 2021.

Board of Directors

2019 KCAF Board of Directors

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