Healthy Communities

Funding for healthy communities promotes access to healthy foods and safe environments for physical activity. The overall goal of healthy communities is to create community environments that can reinforce healthy choices.

In January 2022, we announced the results of our year-long purpose alignment process. We have shared our strategies and outcomes, but we still need space and time to build them out. Building inclusive, powerful, and healthy communities is a cornerstone of our new purpose. In order to reimagine these vibrant communities, our grantmaking will evolve, our partnerships will diversify, and our advocacy footprint will broaden.

The remainder of this year will serve as a transitional period between our past and future grantmaking. There will be limited funding opportunities in 2022.

2022 Healthy Communities Grants

We will not accept unsolicited applications for Healthy Communities funding in 2022.

Health Forward will continue to fund organizations who received 2021 Healthy Communities Grants. Eligible grantees will receive additional information in February 2022, including potential award amounts. Grants will be approved in May 2022 and will end on June 30, 2023. 

More information about our 2022 grantmaking is available on our deadlines page.

Grantee Portal

Submit your Healthy Communities application through our online grantee portal.

Access the grantee portal
Use this link to begin a new application or return to a saved application.

This virtual tour walks through the redesigned portal and demonstrates the enhance functionality.

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