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:
|Allen County||$31,405||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.|
|Center For Conflict Resolution||$35,000||To provide conflict resolution services for low-income individuals; improve capacity to reach clients; and analyze report outcomes.|
|Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired||$65,000||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.|
|Gordon Parks Elementary School||$58,300||To support mental health services and trauma-informed care for low-income and underserved children.|
|House of Hope||$41,233||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.|
|Missouri Coalition for Oral Health||$65,000||To advance public policy that supports and improves the oral health of all Missourians.|
|NEWHOUSE||$61,814||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.|
|Urban Neighborhood Initiative||$21,815||To ensure the continuation of organizational oversight, management, and strategic direction through support of the executive director position.|