FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: April 26, 2016
Contact: Jennifer Sykes
Phone: (816) 241-7006
Kansas City, MO — The Health Forward Foundation (Health Forward) has awarded 15 nonprofit organizations a total of $732,000 in Applicant Defined Grants (ADG).
In February, Health Forward reviewed 19 ADG proposals totaling nearly $1.3 million in requests and awarded eight organizations a total of $366,000. In March, Health Forward reviewed 14 proposals totaling nearly $1 million and awarded seven organizations a total of $366,000
The following grants were awarded in February and March 2016:
|Agency||Amount Awarded||Project Description|
|Ad Hoc Group Against Crime||$50,000||To partially support the director of family support position and salaries for contract counselors staffing the Support for Families Surviving Homicide and Violence Project.
|Breaking The Cycle of Domestic Violence
||$24,000||To hire administrative support and improve training of and materials available to Batterers Intervention Facilitator(s) to increase numbers served and completion rates.
|Child Abuse Prevention Association||$75,000||To provide the core-operating staff needed to effectively facilitate CAPA’s counseling program.
|Developing Potential, Inc.
||$62,000|| To employ a full-time nurse to support adults with developmental disabilities who have complex medical needs.
|Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council
||$50,000||To increase organizational capacity building and implementation of improved practices, which support programs that positively affect health outcomes.
|Kansas City Keys Community Council Inc
||$45,000||To help complete Nile Valley Aquaponics 100,000 Pounds of Food Project by supporting staff and operational expenses.
|Kansas City, Kansas Community College
||$50,000|| To support a medical workforce development collaborative which includes, Kansas City, Kansas Community College, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools and MCC/Virtual Hospital. Health Forward dollars will support salaries and supplies to offer a summer medical camp, internships and workshops.
|Kansas Head Start Association
||$40,000||To train and support partner agencies to teach parents how to use the “What To Do When Your Child Gets Sick” health literacy book, and provide books for distribution to parents.
|Missouri Health Care For All
||$60,000||To support statewide leadership on grassroots health advocacy, statewide policy advocacy in support of consumer health access, statewide grassroots organizing, and statewide consumer story collection to increase and protect access to health care for all Missourians.
|Rose Brooks Center, Inc.||$31,000||To support agency staff costs in the process of accreditation with the Council on Accreditation.|
||$50,000||To provide no-cost, expert, trauma-informed services for children exposed to domestic violence.
|Secondary Trauma Resource Center||$60,000||To support capacity building, training and the creation of a research portfolio.
|The Whole Person Inc||$40,000||To partially support mental health advocates, client health and wellness activities, and educational materials to better serve the mental health needs of Kansas City residents with disabilities.
|Upper Room, Inc.||$30,000||To support healthy eating, active living coordination staff at the Mary L. Kelly Center who will assist residents in accessing preventive health care in the Blue Hills and Town Fork Creek neighborhoods.|
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.