Health Forward awards $322,187 in September Applicant Defined Grants


Date: Oct. 19, 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 $322,187 in Applicant Defined Grants.

The following grants were awarded in September 2015:

Amount Awarded
Project Description
$35,786 To support the development of Splitlog Farm orchard, and to continue the growth and development of Splitlog Farm garden. Use of these physical spaces mobilize residents to develop shared community assets and programming into their neighborhoods.
Friends of Yates
$37,500 To provide an additional 15 beds that will enhance the safety net for female domestic violence victims susceptible to lethal outcomes.
House of Hope, Inc.
$40,626 To support the family support specialist who will provide direct services to families and children affected by domestic and/or sexual violence.
Mid America Chapter, National Multiple Sclerosis Society
$25,000 To support a navigator who will provide comprehensive social services and financial assistance to low-income persons living with MS.
Rose Brooks Center, Inc.
$60,000 To support salaries and training for licensed children’s therapists that provide mental health services to low-income children in the domestic violence shelter and in area schools.
Spofford Home
$60,000 To provide salary support for two psychiatrists who will provide psychiatric evaluation, medication management and treatment recommendations for 100 children receiving intensive residential treatment services.
The Family Conservancy
$28,275 To implement the Growing Healthy Kids program that promotes understanding, appreciation and adoption of healthy lifestyle habits among children in child care and their families.
Welcome House, Inc
$35,000 To support the replacement of resident room furniture, in order to provide a clean, safe, resident environment, eliminate or significantly reduce recurring bedbug issues, and allow residents to remain in the program and find recovery.

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.

To learn more about Health Forward Applicant Defined Grants, please visit our ADG section.