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Kansas City, MO — Health Forward Foundation is proud to award $946,827 in grants to 14 nonprofit organizations. Each nonprofit is receiving a third year of funding as part of Health Forward’s first round of Policy and Civic Engagement Grants.
Funding supports advancing policies that expand health coverage and improve access to care; increase grassroots power and influence in the health policy arena; and increase political will for policies that improve health by investing in safe, affordable, and healthy housing.
“These organizations work every day to change the systems that have historically excluded people who experience economic insecurity, live in marginalized conditions, and find barriers to accessing high-quality health care,” said McClain Bryant Macklin, Director of Policy and Strategic Initiatives. “Their work is essential in building communities that are more healthy, powerful, and inclusive.”
Earlier this year, Health Forward launched a new purpose plan and announced updated strategies. Now we are in the process of determining what our long-term support for policy and civic engagement work will look like. For that reason, we will not accept new applications for Policy and Civic Engagement Grants in 2022.
The following grants were awarded during a February board of directors meeting:
Health care access grants
Grassroots organizing grants
Housing policy grants
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