Health Forward awards $436,321 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 $436,321 in applicant defined grants (ADG) during the month of October.

Health Forward reviewed 17 proposals totaling $1,019,099 for this funding round.

The following grants were awarded in October 2017:

Agency Amount Description
CASA of Johnson & Wyandotte Counties $68,580 To improve access to mental health services for children impacted by trauma; increase health literacy in transition age youth; and enhance organizational capacity.
Community Action Agency of Greater Kansas City $10,000 To support the provision of the Community Action Poverty Simulation program to educators, health and social service providers, clergy, students, and others. The program simulates the life experiences of underserved, low-income populations.
Community LINC $42,741 To enhance technological infrastructure by upgrading network switches, and to underwrite a baseline evaluation of Community LINC’s trauma-informed practices.
M2M Community Foundation $65,000 To support ongoing operations and staffing.
Mattie Rhodes Center $60,000 To support agency sustainability through technology improvements and the hiring of an individual donor coordinator.
Missouri Family Health Council $60,000 To achieve greater policy impact on issues relating to women’s health through expanded capacity and reach of MFHC’s advocacy program.
Rosedale Development Association $55,000 To strengthen and expand capacity to meet the needs of the low-income, ethnically diverse, underserved community of Rosedale.
Synergy Services $75,000 To provide direct street-based and center-based services to runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth. The Street Outreach Services program is a partnership with reStart.

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