Health Forward awards $1.2 million in applicant defined grants


Kansas City, MO — Health Forward Foundation has awarded 25 nonprofit organizations a total of $1,229,700 in applicant defined grants in the first quarter of 2020. We are proud to support the following: Agency Award Grant Description BikeWalkKC $60,000 To support bike safety and maintenance classes, community engagement, and capacity-building workshops, which will help achieve increased […]


Health Forward urges Kansas and Missouri to enhance COVID-19 race and ethnicity data


Kansas City, MO — El Centro, Health Forward Foundation, and the Urban League of Greater Kansas City have joined with more than 75 partners across Kansas and Missouri to urge both states to prioritize the collection and public dissemination of COVID-19 testing rates and results, contact tracing, hospitalization, and mortality rates – all disaggregated by race, ethnicity, and […]


Changes to Health Forward’s applicant defined grants


In this time of growing uncertainty, Health Forward Foundation remains committed to supporting our nonprofit partners, as well as the people and communities hardest hit by the impact of COVID-19. In addition to the adjustments made to active grants on March 23, Health Forward is announcing changes to our applicant defined grant process for the remainder of 2020. These […]


Health Forward Foundation announces COVID-19 Community Resiliency Plan


Kansas City, MO — In response to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis and the unanticipated impact of the pandemic, Health Forward Foundation is reserving up to $3.7 million of its 2020 grantmaking budget to support the resiliency of its community, grantees, and partners. Health Forward is strategically engaging with organizations in the community and is focusing […]


Health Forward’s grantmaking response to COVID-19


As the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis continues to unfold, we remain committed to supporting our grantees and partners to protect those most in need and prepare for the unanticipated effects of this pandemic. In this time of concern and uncertainty, we acknowledge that our partners’ focus must be on their organizations, staff, and people they serve. […]


Important COVID-19 update


As a foundation focused on those most need, we are deeply committed to ensuring our grantees, partners, and staff are equipped to stay healthy during the rapidly evolving public health threat caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. In an effort to take every precaution, we have developed the following guidelines: Effective immediately, Health Forward employees […]


Metro KC Census Equity Fund awards outreach grants totaling $229,000


Fund continues to accept applications focused on hard-to-count groups. Kansas City, MO — The Metro Kansas City Census Equity Fund, an initiative organized by a coalition of private and public foundations to increase participation in the 2020 Census, has awarded grants totaling nearly $229,000 to 23 nonprofit organizations to mobilize hard to count and other vulnerable […]


Qiana Thomason named President/CEO of Health Forward Foundation


Kansas City, MO — Health Forward Foundation’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce Qiana Thomason as its new President/CEO. Thomason will begin her duties January 21, 2020. Thomason, a life-long Kansas Citian, has dedicated her career to the improvement of health and wellness across the region, with a special focus on communities with significant health disparities. […]


Health Forward awards $1 million in Policy and Civic Engagement Grants


Kansas City, MO — Health Forward Foundation is proud to award $1 million in grants to 15 nonprofit organizations through our 2020 Policy and Civic Engagement funding. Funding supports advancing policies that expand health coverage and improve access to care; increase grassroots power and influence in the health policy arena; and increase political will for […]


Health Forward awards $691,679 in applicant defined grants


Kansas City, MO — Health Forward Foundation has awarded 15 nonprofit organizations a total of $691,679 in applicant defined grants during November 2019. We are proud to support the following: Agency Award Grant Description Allen County, Kansas $37,500 To provide low-income consumers with high-quality, locally grown products at a convenient location; increase economic development for local […]



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