Health Forward awards $499,205 in applicant defined grants


Contact: Jennifer Sykes Phone: (816) 241-7006 Kansas City, MO — Health Forward Foundation has awarded 11 nonprofit organizations a total of $499,205 in applicant defined grants during the month of July. Health Forward reviewed 23 proposals totaling $1,373,490 for this funding round. The following grants were awarded in July 2019: Agency Award Grant Description Ad […]


Health Forward awards $380,247 in applicant defined grants


Contact: Jennifer Sykes Phone: (816) 241-7006 Kansas City, MO — Health Forward Foundation has awarded 10 nonprofit organizations a total of $380,247 in applicant defined grants during the month of June. Health Forward reviewed 16 proposals totaling $929,923 for this funding round. The following grants were awarded in June 2019: “These organizations are working to […]


Health Forward awards $3.69 million in Healthy Communities Grants


Contact: Jennifer Sykes Phone: (816) 241-7006 Kansas City, MO — Health Forward Foundation is proud to award $3.69 million in grants to 30 nonprofit organizations through our 2019 Healthy Communities funding. These programs support environments and policies that promote equitable opportunities for healthy eating, active living, and tobacco use prevention. “We are proud to partner with […]


Health Forward seeks applicants for board of directors


Contact: Jennifer Sykes Phone: (816) 241-7006 Kansas City, MO — Health Forward Foundation is accepting applications to fill nine upcoming vacancies on the 2020 Health Forward Board of Directors. Members of the Health Forward Board of Directors serve a three-year term. Directors can be re-nominated for a second three-year term. Board meetings are held every other […]


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 […]



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