Health Forward President/CEO Bridget McCandless announces retirement

Contact: Jennifer Sykes Phone: (816) 241-7006 Kansas City, MO — Health Forward President/CEO Bridget McCandless, M.D., has announced her plans to retire later this year. Dr. McCandless joined Health Forward in September 2013, after serving as an inaugural member of the board of directors from 2003-2008. New board chairperson Peg VanWagoner is forming a search […]

Health Forward awards $626,045 in applicant defined grants

Contact: Jennifer Sykes Phone: (816) 241-7006 Kansas City, MO — Health Forward Foundation has awarded 13 nonprofit organizations a total of $626,045 in applicant defined grants during the month of November. Health Forward reviewed 46 proposals totaling $2,687,916 for this funding round. The following grants were awarded in November 2018: “We are proud to partner […]

Health Forward elects new members to its board of directors

Contact: Jennifer Sykes Phone: (816) 241-7006 Kansas City, MO — Health Forward Foundation has elected new members to its 2019 board of directors. Jim Dockins, Chuck Foudree, Kim Riley, and Julia Simmons, were all re-elected for a three-year term on the board. Health Forward also welcomed four new board members: Irene Caudillo, El Centro Ed Ellerbeck, University of Kansas […]

Health Forward awards $4.45 million in Safety Net Grants

Contact: Jennifer Sykes Phone: (816) 241-7006 Kansas City, MO — Health Forward Foundation is proud to award $4.45 million in grants to 29 nonprofit organizations through our 2018 Safety Net funding. The funded programs address improved access to physical health care and oral health care for those most in need. “We are proud to partner with […]

Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City is now Health Forward Foundation

Kansas City, MO — The Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City today announced its new name to the community – Health Forward Foundation. The organization also unveiled a new brand identity, which includes a new mark, along with corresponding imagery and color palette. The new name and look positions the organization for the future. “Our […]

Health Forward awards $356,955 in applicant defined grants

Kansas City, MO — The Health Forward Foundation (Health Forward) has awarded six nonprofit organizations a total of $356,955 in applicant defined grants during the month of October. Health Forward reviewed 18 proposals totaling $1,159,001 for this funding round. The following grants were awarded in October 2018: Applicant defined grants are reviewed and awarded monthly. […]

Health Forward awards $363,000 in applicant defined grants

Contact: Jennifer Sykes Phone: (816) 241-7006 Kansas City, MO — The Health Forward Foundation (Health Forward) has awarded six nonprofit organizations a total of $363,000 in applicant defined grants during the month of September. Health Forward reviewed 14 proposals totaling $883,677 for this funding round. The following grants were awarded in September 2018: Applicant defined […]

Health Forward announces participants in Healthy Communities Leadership Academy

Contact: Jennifer Sykes Phone: (816) 241-7006 Kansas City, MO — The Health Forward Foundation (Health Forward) has announced 15 new participants in its Healthy Communities Leadership Academy. The leadership academy is a yearlong program focused on adaptive and civic leadership development for up to 15 individuals currently working on (or interested in working on) policy […]

Health Forward awards $363,000 in applicant defined grants

Contact: Jennifer Sykes Phone: (816) 241-7006 Kansas City, MO — The Health Forward Foundation (Health Forward) has awarded seven nonprofit organizations a total of $363,000 in applicant defined grants during the month of August. Health Forward reviewed 16 proposals totaling $928,783 for this funding round. The following grants were awarded in August 2018: Applicant defined […]

Health Forward awards $363,000 in applicant defined grants

Contact: Jennifer Sykes Phone: (816) 241-7006 Kansas City, MO — The Health Forward Foundation (Health Forward) has awarded eight nonprofit organizations a total of $363,000 in applicant defined grants during the month of July. Health Forward reviewed 10 proposals totaling $634,788 for this funding round. The following grants were awarded in July 2018: Applicant defined […]


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