Health Forward awards $362,143 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 $362,143 in applicant defined grants during the month of April.

Health Forward reviewed 17 proposals totaling $997,196 for this funding round.

The following grants were awarded in April 2018:

Agency Amount Description
Kansas City BCycle $60,000 To achieve more equitable access to bike sharing for priority communities.
Bishop Sullivan Center $75,000 To support the transformation of Bishop Sullivan Center’s soup kitchen into a cafe offering healthy and dignified meals.
Gilda’s Club Kansas City $32,143 To educate and support underinsured and uninsured people with cancer by hiring licensed mental health professionals.
Humanity House Foundation $40,000 To support poverty services, case management support staff, hunger alleviation, and community-building programs.
Kansas Action for Children $75,000 To support a comprehensive advocacy strategy to shape public health, education, and economic policies on behalf of children and families in Kansas.
Marlborough Community Coalition $40,000 To provide essential financial and administrative support that will ensure effective community engagement, program management, and organization sustainability.
Saint Luke’s Hospital Foundation $40,000 To provide post-discharge services to uninsured patients with limited resources. These services can help patients return home with more independence and better quality of life.

Applicant defined grants are reviewed and awarded monthly. These grants allow organizations to define their own immediate grant needs in relation to the Health Forward mission, target population, and service area. Organizations are allowed to apply once per year and are capped at $75,000. In 2018, Health Forward will award approximately $4 million in applicant defined grants.

“We are proud to partner with these organizations to eliminate health disparities in our communities that are most in need,” said Bridget McCandless, M.D., Health Forward President/CEO.

Learn more about Health Forward’s applicant defined grants.

Health Forward Foundation
2300 Main Street, Suite 304
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 241-7006