Health Forward awards $444,444 in applicant defined grants


Kansas City, MO — Health Forward Foundation has awarded nine nonprofit organizations a total of $444,444 in applicant defined grants during the month of May. Health Forward reviewed 20 proposals totaling $1,112,661 for this funding round. The following grants were awarded in May 2019: “These organizations are working to tackle the pressing health issues facing […]


Health Forward awards $633,641 in applicant defined grants


Contact: Jennifer Sykes Phone: (816) 241-7006 Kansas City, MO — Health Forward Foundation has awarded 12 nonprofit organizations a total of $633,641 in applicant defined grants during the month of April. Health Forward reviewed 16 proposals totaling $969,863 for this funding round. The following grants were awarded in April 2019: “These organizations are working to […]


Media advisory: Art for KC Voices Opening Reception


Kansas City, MO — Join the KC Voices collaborative for a free reception to feature the art of Natasha Ria El-Scari, Cheyenne Banda, and JT Daniels. Each local artist has created an original work for KC Voices. The collaborative addresses SNAP, WIC, school food and other programs contained in the Child Nutrition Reauthorization and 2018 […]


Health Forward awards $442,800 in applicant defined grants


Contact: Jennifer Sykes Phone: (816) 241-7006 Kansas City, MO — Health Forward Foundation has awarded nine nonprofit organizations a total of $442,800 in applicant defined grants during the month of March. Health Forward reviewed 12 proposals totaling $786,295 for this funding round. The following grants were awarded in March 2019: “These organizations are working to […]


Health Forward Foundation seeks executive search firm


Contact: Jennifer Sykes Phone: (816) 241-7006 Kansas City, MO — The Health Forward Foundation is seeking proposals from executive search firms or consultants to conduct a local, regional, and national search for their next president/CEO. Proposals must be received by noon on April 5, 2019. Proposals may be mailed to: James Pryde, Search Committee Chair […]


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 28 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 […]


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 […]



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