Health Forward Foundation

Health Forward awards $382,158 in October Applicant Defined Grants


Date: Dec. 1, 2015
Contact: Jennifer Sykes
Phone: (816) 241-7006

Kansas City, MO — The Health Forward Foundation (Health Forward) has awarded eight nonprofit organizations a total of $382,158 in Applicant Defined Grants.

The following grants were awarded in October 2015:

Agency Amount Awarded Project Description
Center For Conflict Resolution $40,000 To support a mediation coordinator and a conflict resolution specialist who will provide mediation and conflict resolution services and training for Kansas City area residents at risk for violence.
Center for Developmentally Disabled
$13,158 To provide touch-technology devices to enhance communication and other independent living skills for persons with developmental disabilities.
Children’s Mercy Hospital
$55,000 To support a web-based system serving as a “one-touch” referral service, which connects health providers with a menu of service providers for rapid response to patient and community needs.
Health Care Collaborative of Rural Missouri
$39,000 Providing consistent, on-going care in a health care system is predicated on the ability to efficiently and effectively share information across providers and across clinic locations, leading to improvements in care coordination and treatment. Health Forward funding will support a health information technology design project that would allow all locations to be connected by one mainframe server.
KVC Behavioral HealthCare, Inc.
$60,000 To support a nurse practitioner who will provide psychiatric services to children in foster care through direct service, medication management, and providing education to case management staff.
Missouri Coalition for Oral Health
$70,000 To advance public policy that supports and builds improvement of oral health for all Missourians.
PACES $45,000 To support a mental health therapist to serve more elementary school students through PACES’ school-based therapy program, and to extend that program into middle schools.
Reconciliation Services $60,000 To support an intake/receptionist specialist, case manager and administrative assistant.

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 remove barriers to health care for the most vulnerable populations in our service area,” said Bridget McCandless, M.D., Health Forward President/CEO.

Please visit our applicant defined grant page to learn more.

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