Health Forward Foundation

Health Forward awards $398,417 in September Applicant Defined Grants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: Oct. 4, 2016
Contact: Jennifer Sykes
Phone: (816) 241-7006

Kansas City, MO — The Health Forward Foundation (Health Forward) has awarded eight nonprofit organizations a total of $398,417 in Applicant Defined Grants (ADG).

Health Forward program staff reviewed 20 applications, totaling more than $1.2 million.

The following grants were awarded in September 2016:


Agency Awarded Project Description
Jacob’s Well Of Kansas City Ministries $35,000 To support an occupational therapist position to provide services to severely disabled adults in a day treatment setting.
Kansas Children’s Service League $35,000 To prevent and mitigate adverse childhood experiences with a focus in Wyandotte County through creating safe, stable, and nurturing relationships and environments.
Kansas City CARE Clinic $40,076 To improve patient experience and communications.
Lafayette County Health Department $75,000 To support the completion of the final three phases of the MAPP assessment process; results which will help reduce disparities and redundancies in service delivery, and connect people individually and collectively with resources and opportunities for health improvement. Health Forward funding will also support LCHD’s staff time to coordinate the Saving Smiles program and follow-up oral health care.
Lee’s Summit Cares $62,467 To provide school-based therapy to uninsured and underserved students attending two Title 1 schools in the Lee’s Summit School District, and to provide intensive case management to families of children enrolled in therapy to provide academic support and access to social services.
Palestine Learning Center $50,874 To support the development of peer-directed support groups and a monthly series of educational presentations to grandparents raising grandchildren residing in the urban core. Further, to support the empowerment of these grandparents in obtaining needed resources for their grandchildren and themselves.
Redemptorist Social Services Center $60,000 To provide multiple types of medical assistance benefiting the medically fragile: the elderly, the underserved, the medically indigent.
Saint Luke’s Hospital Foundation $40,000 To support Saint Luke’s Purple Fund, which provides critical outpatient rehabilitation therapies for patients are uninsured and unable to pay for such services.

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 2016, Health Forward will award approximately $4.026 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.

Learn more about Health Forward Applicant Defined Grants.

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