Date: February 2, 2015
Contact: Jennifer Sykes
KANSAS CITY, MO – The Health Forward Foundation (Health Forward) has awarded for nonprofit organizations a total of $230,000 in Applicant Defined Grants.
The following grants were awarded in January 2015:
Agency Amount Awarded Project Description
Community LINC $30,000 To help Community LINC grow a funding base for long-term stability.
Harvesters – The Community Food Network $75,000 To support Harvesters’ BackSnack program, which will provide 19,500 children with weekly backpacks full of nutritious food during the school year, as well as 5,000 children over the summer through our summer program.
Rosedale Development Association Inc. $50,000 To conduct intensive community engagement for the 2015 Rosedale Master Plan and evaluation of the remaining barriers to health in the Rosedale neighborhood of Kansas City, Kan., and to work with a planning firm on the development of the 2015 Rosedale Community Master Plan.
SAFEHOME, Inc. $75,000 To provide no-cost, expert services for children traumatized by domestic violence.
Health Forward Applicant Defined Grants (ADG) are awarded outside of the Foundation’s annual Requests for Proposals. ADGs are reviewed and awarded monthly and allow organizations to define their own immediate grant needs in relation to the Health Forward mission. Organizations are allowed to apply for an ADG once per year and are capped at $75,000. In 2015, Health Forward will award a total of $4.1 million in ADGs.
“We are proud to support the work these organizations are doing to provide behavioral health services, improve access to healthy food and safe places to be physically active, and support the most vulnerable populations in our servive area,” said Bridget McCandless, M.D., Health Forward President/CEO.
For more information on applying for Health Forward Applicant Defined Grants, visit the Foundation’s website at www.healthforward.org.