Our values inform everything we do, from determining our policy agenda to funding grants.


We honor and trust the expertise of our community partners and staff to do their best work. We take actions that align with our words by cultivating authentic relationships grounded in honesty, listening, and power sharing.

  Equity, Inclusion, and Antiracism

We seek diverse perspectives and experiences to boldly advance equity and inclusion in our collective work to build antiracist systems and practices. We act with mindfulness, intention, and courage to dismantle the unconscious and automatic ways racism presents itself in philanthropic work.


We’re better together. We join a broad range of partners in supporting and designing creative community solutions.


We grow and evolve every day through curiosity, risk-taking, and innovation. We learn from stakeholders across all sectors, center voices closest to the problems and solutions, seed transformative ideas, and change actions purposefully.


We are transparent, equitable, and responsible in the distribution of resources through diligent, ethical, community-informed investment.

Health Forward Foundation
2300 Main Street, Suite 304
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 241-7006