Health Forward awards $746,000 in Applicant Defined Grants

Contact: Jennifer Sykes
Phone: (816) 241-7006

Kansas City, MO — The Health Forward Foundation (Health Forward) has awarded 17 nonprofit organizations a total of $746,000 in Applicant Defined Grants (ADG) during the months of June and July.

In June, Health Forward reviewed 26 ADG proposals totaling $1.3 million in requests and awarded nine organizations a total of $371,000. In July, Health Forward reviewed 17 proposals totaling nearly $1.1 million and awarded eight organizations a total of $375,000

The following grants were awarded in June and July 2017:

Agency Amount Awarded Grant Description
Black Health Care Coalition $60,000 To support two community health worker positions that will provide health care services to 3,000 uninsured and underinsured residents.
Blue Springs R-IV School District $64,960 To support school-based mental health professionals who will provide evaluation; individual, group, and family therapy; and crisis intervention and case management services at the Hall McCarter Education Center and The Freshman Center.
Child Protection Center $45,290 To support the Intake and Receptionist Comprehensive Support Program that provides streamlined, comprehensive intake services, care and supervision/interaction with children, and continued, directed support for families impacted by child abuse.
Compass Health $59,040 To provide comprehensive, county-wide, school-based services to the underserved, underinsured and uninsured students of six Lafayette County school districts.
Coterie $15,000 To deliver STD and HIV prevention and education presentations to adolescents that will improve knowledge regarding HIV/STDs and reduce the intentions of teenagers to practice high-risk behaviors.
Good Samaritan Project $40,000 To continue HIV and STI prevention and education programs for the region’s most affected communities and our shared public health interests.
Guadalupe Center $35,000 To purchase a new vehicle to deliver nutritional meals to area schools year round.
Housing Services Of Kansas City $51,710 To provide case management and service coordination to low-income, medically indigent grandparents and their custodial grandchildren in a residential setting.
Kansas City Community Gardens $50,000 To support horticultural and community engagement staff working to plant community orchards and a training program to teach volunteer stewards environmentally responsible orchard care methods.
Kansas University Endowment Association $50,000 To provide care coordination for mental health services to uninsured high school students in Wyandotte County via the Wyandotte High School BullDoc Clinic. Funding will also support a community-based planning process and plan development to improve access to ongoing services for uninsured students.
Lafayette County C-1 School District $50,000 To provide primary and early intervention services that will include therapeutic groups for student, individual and family counseling, and educational opportunities for parents and educators.
Lee’s Summit Cares $45,000 To provide school-based therapy to uninsured and underserved students attending two Title 1 schools in the Lee’s Summit School District.
Mercy & Truth Medical Missions $30,000 To support technology upgrades that will help lower no-show rate, allowing for better continued primary care for clients.
Mid-America Regional Council Community Services Corporation $25,000 To establish and expand the availability of the Aging Mastery Program (AMP) in Jackson and Cass Counties.
Mission of Hope Clinic $29,000 To provide direct medical and dental services to the medically indigent patient population.
Thrive Allen County $60,000 To support the core financial operations of Thrive Allen County; specifically, support for fundraising and financial support operations.
Welcome House $36,000 To support men coping with addiction and co-occurring disorders through program enhancements to the Core Recovery Program that will allow Welcome House to provide more thorough clinical assessments, coordinated case management, more robust peer support, and stronger outcomes tracking and program evaluation to support.

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 2017, Health Forward will award approximately $4.085 million in ADGs.

“We are proud to partner with these organizations to remove barriers to health care for vulnerable populations in our communities,” said Bridget McCandless, M.D., Health Forward President/CEO.

Learn more about Health Forward’s Applicant Defined Grants.

Contact: Jennifer Sykes
Phone: (816) 241-7006

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