Health Forward awards $379,567 in applicant defined grants

Contact: Jennifer Sykes
Phone: (816) 241-7006

Kansas City, MO — The Health Forward Foundation (Health Forward) has awarded eight nonprofit organizations a total of $379,567 in applicant defined grants (ADG) during the month of November.

Health Forward reviewed 32 proposals totaling $1,955,617 for this funding round.

The following grants were awarded in November 2017:

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[efsrow_column]Allen County[/efsrow_column]
[efsrow_column]To support the ongoing expansion of the Allen County Farmers Market, which serves as an incubator for other efforts that support a healthy, rural food system.[/efsrow_column]
[efsrow_column]Center For Conflict Resolution[/efsrow_column]
[efsrow_column]To provide conflict resolution services for low-income individuals; improve capacity to reach clients; and analyze report outcomes.[/efsrow_column]
[efsrow_column]Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired[/efsrow_column]
[efsrow_column]To support a comprehensive, individualized, educational therapy program for blind or visually impaired infants and their families by partially funding speech-language, occupational, and physical therapist positions.[/efsrow_column]
[efsrow_column]Gordon Parks Elementary School[/efsrow_column]
[efsrow_column]To support mental health services and trauma-informed care for low-income and underserved children.[/efsrow_column]
[efsrow_column]House of Hope[/efsrow_column]
[efsrow_column]To support a family support specialist position that provides advocacy and direct services to children and families of Lafayette County affected by domestic and sexual violence.[/efsrow_column]
[efsrow_column]Missouri Coalition for Oral Health[/efsrow_column]
[efsrow_column]To advance public policy that supports and improves the oral health of all Missourians.[/efsrow_column]
[efsrow_column]To support quality analysis efforts that will focus on enhancing the effectiveness of direct services to those affected by domestic violence in the greater Kansas City area.[/efsrow_column]
[efsrow_column]Urban Neighborhood Initiative[/efsrow_column]
[efsrow_column]To ensure the continuation of organizational oversight, management, and strategic direction through support of the executive director position.[/efsrow_column]

Health Forward applicant defined grants 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 2017, Health Forward will award approximately $4.085 million in ADGs.

“We are proud to partner with these organizations to remove barriers to health for those in need in our communities,” 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