Health Forward awards $363,000 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 $363,000 in applicant defined grants during the month of August.

Health Forward reviewed 16 proposals totaling $928,783 for this funding round.

The following grants were awarded in August 2018:

Agency Award Program Description
BikeWalkKC $50,000 To achieve increased mobility and transportation access for individuals residing in neighborhoods with poor health indicators and high potential for active transportation interventions.
Central Avenue Betterment Association $37,000 To teach safe biking practices, distribute free cycling equipment, and work within the community to promote healthy, long-term behaviors.
Community Health Council of Wyandotte County $50,000 To connect diverse stakeholders in the development of strategies to reduce preterm and sleep-related deaths impacting women of reproductive age in Wyandotte County, Kansas.
KC CARE Health Center $60,000 To expand Hepatitis C outreach, testing, and linkage to care for Kansas City’s uninsured, underinsured, and underserved.
Livable Neighborhoods Task Force $50,000 To improve the quality and quantity of safe and affordable housing available for Wyandotte County, Kansas, residents by supporting the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) Safe and Affordable Housing implementation project.
Mother and Child Health Coalition $50,000 To improve the health of mothers and children by supporting core organizational functions and capacity-building efforts.
Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault $66,000 To serve victims of sexual violence by enhancing confidentiality, efficiency, and capacity though technology improvements.

Applicant defined grants are reviewed and awarded monthly. These grants allow organizations to define their own 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. Our remaining application deadlines are Oct. 3 and Nov. 7. After that point, we will begin migrating to an improved grants management system. The next opportunity to apply for an applicant defined grant will be March 2019 (tentative).

“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