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Kansas City, MO — Health Forward Foundation is proud to award $4 million in grants to 33 nonprofit organizations through our 2020 Mental Health funding.
These programs improve the availability and quality of mental and behavioral health services.
In addition, Health Forward is announcing $455,264 in COVID-19 response grants to 12 nonprofit organizations that focus on mental and behavioral health.
“These organizations are performing critical work to address some of the most challenging issues in our community. Their efforts enable more people to live healthy and resilient lives,” said Qiana Thomason, President/CEO of Health Forward.
Health Forward received a total of 77 proposals totaling nearly $12.2 million in requests.
The following grants were awarded during the August board of directors meeting:
The Mental Health Grants are the second round of foundation defined grants awarded by Health Forward in 2020. Safety Net Grants will be announced in December. For more information on applying for foundation defined grants, visit healthforward.org.
When the pandemic reached the Kansas City region, Health Forward recognized the immediate need our partners were facing. Program officers recommended allocating a portion of the Mental Health Grants budget to provide COVID-19 response grants to organizations applying for support through the applicant defined grant process from April through June. Over three months, 12 applicant defined grant proposals were approved for limited, expedited funding.
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