Safety Net Application

Safety Net


Deadline has passed. Applicants who did not submit a letter of intent by noon on July 7, 2021, are not eligible to submit a full proposal.

Full proposal: August 11, 2021 @ Noon
Board approval: December 8, 2021

Instructions and templates

Organizations eligible for a streamlined application process will receive an email from Health Forward with instructions and templates. Reach out to us if you have not received this communication by Tuesday, June 8, 2021.

For new proposals: Download the Safety Net Application Packet.

(Instructions to download and open a .zip file)

Grantee portal

Submit your Safety Net application through our online grantee portal.

Please note: Health Forward recently re-designed the grantee portal to provide an enhanced user experience. Our application forms and process have not changed.

Access the grantee portal
Use this link to begin a new application or return to a saved application.
You may find it helpful to bookmark this link for quick access in the future.

New users can set up an account in the grantee portal by registering and completing a brief eligibility quiz.

Review process

Health Forward consults with external reviewers from outside our service area to provide expertise and unbiased feedback on foundation defined grant proposals. Health Forward also relies on our internal knowledge of the field, the community, our history with applicants, and grantee performance to inform our decisions.

Ultimately, Health Forward staff and leadership make the final decision on grant selection. As always, the Health Forward Board of Directors provides guidance and final approval.

Instructional webinars

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