Charity Partners

2019 Results

Kansas City Restaurant Week, led by founding partners Visit KC and the GKCRA, featured a record 200 participating restaurants in 2019. Through its first decade, the event has raised nearly $2.6 million for local charities.

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2020 KCRW Community Beneficiary

The Don Bosco Centers


Don Bosco CenterFor 80 years, The Don Bosco Centers has empowered individuals and families to achieve self-sufficiency and independence through a comprehensive network of services tailored to the needs of Kansas City’s ethnically rich and culturally diverse community. Designated by Mid-America Regional Council as the largest and most comprehensive facility of its kind in Kansas City, the organization’s Senior Center provides meals, transportation, fellowship and activities for vulnerable seniors and adults with disabilities, many of whom are at risk of institutionalization due to frail health, low-income status, and limited resources. The Don Bosco Centers English as a Second Language School—the largest adult education program in Missouri—provides free or highly-subsidized educational opportunities in workforce development, citizenship test preparation and more to adult immigrants and refugees through a valuable partnership with the Independence School District. Learn more at


KCRW Destination Beneficiaries

Visit KC Foundation

KC Regional Destination Development Foundation

The Visit KC Foundation is a 501(c)3 entity associated with the region’s destination management organization. Through programming such as Kansas City Restaurant Week, Downtown Dazzle and the Visitor Influencer Program, the Foundation enhances the quality of life for the Kansas City region through tourism advocacy and workforce development. To learn more, go to


Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

Administered by the Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association, the foundation seeks to promote the restaurant industry in the greater Kansas City area by offering scholarships to students pursuing a career in the hospitality industry.  

Interested in Participating?

KCRW Charity Beneficiaries are selected tri-annually. The application process in 2017 secured beneficiaries for KCRW 2018, 2019, and 2020. An application for the 2021, 2022, and 2023 beneficiaries will be available in Spring 2020. Please check back at that time for more details.