Health Forward awards $322,187 in September Applicant Defined Grants


Date: Oct. 19, 2015
Contacto: Jennifer Sykes
Teléfono: (816) 241-7006

Kansas City, MO The Health Forward Foundation (Health Forward) has awarded eight nonprofit organizations a total of $322,187 in Applicant Defined Grants.

The following grants were awarded in September 2015:

Amount Awarded
Project Description
$35,786 To support the development of Splitlog Farm orchard, and to continue the growth and development of Splitlog Farm garden. Use of these physical spaces mobilize residents to develop shared community assets and programming into their neighborhoods.
Friends of Yates
$37,500 To provide an additional 15 beds that will enhance the safety net for female domestic violence victims susceptible to lethal outcomes.
House of Hope, Inc.
$40,626 To support the family support specialist who will provide direct services to families and children affected by domestic and/or sexual violence.
Mid America Chapter, National Multiple Sclerosis Society
$25,000 To support a navigator who will provide comprehensive social services and financial assistance to low-income persons living with MS.
Rose Brooks Center, Inc.
$60,000 To support salaries and training for licensed children’s therapists that provide mental health services to low-income children in the domestic violence shelter and in area schools.
Spofford Home
$60,000 To provide salary support for two psychiatrists who will provide psychiatric evaluation, medication management and treatment recommendations for 100 children receiving intensive residential treatment services.
Conservación de la familia
$28,275 To implement the Growing Healthy Kids program that promotes understanding, appreciation and adoption of healthy lifestyle habits among children in child care and their families.
Welcome House, Inc
$35,000 To support the replacement of resident room furniture, in order to provide a clean, safe, resident environment, eliminate or significantly reduce recurring bedbug issues, and allow residents to remain in the program and find recovery.

Las Subvenciones Definidas por el Solicitante (ADG) de Health Forward se conceden al margen de las Solicitudes de Propuestas anuales de la Fundación. Las ADG se revisan y conceden mensualmente y permiten a las organizaciones definir sus propias necesidades inmediatas de subvención en relación con la misión de Health Forward. Las organizaciones pueden solicitar una ADG una vez al año y tienen un límite de $75.000. En 2015, Health Forward concederá un total de $4,1 millones en ADG.

"Estamos orgullosos de apoyar el trabajo que estas organizaciones están haciendo para eliminar las barreras a la atención sanitaria para las poblaciones más vulnerables en nuestra área de servicio", dijo Bridget McCandless, M.D., Health Forward Presidente/CEO.

To learn more about Health Forward Applicant Defined Grants, please visit our ADG section.