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Kansas City, MO — Health Forward Foundation is proud to announce close to $4.7 million in grants to 50 nonprofit organizations that are working to build and support inclusive, powerful, and healthy communities characterized by racial equity and economically just systems.
“Nonprofit organizations and their leaders play vital roles in advancing equitable policies, practices, and resources focused on health equity,” said McClain Bryant Macklin, Health Forward Vice President of Policy and Impact. “We believe people closest to a situation, who share similar personal experiences with the communities they serve, are best equipped to understand which health equity solutions work best in their communities — whether they be urban, rural, or communities of color.”
“This funding supports leaders and organizations in delivering stronger programs, taking risks, building connections, innovating, and growing,” said Jason Williams, Health Forward Principal Impact Strategist – Power.
This capacity building support includes financial commitments from two of Health Forward’s strategic purpose areas — Power and Platform.
Funding from the Power purpose area is designed to strengthen small, community-based organizations led by and serving people of color or rural areas.
“Our focus on rural communities and communities of color is informed by studies that have long illuminated the challenges these communities face in gaining access to health care, achieving desirable health outcomes, and attaining economic stability,” said Eusebio Díaz, Health Forward Vice President of Strategy, Learning, and Communication. “We trust these organizations, and we trust their ability to drive impactful solutions tailored to the specific needs of communities where the greatest need resides.”
Funding from the Platform purpose area is designed to support predominantly white-led organizations that are looking to instill equity and inclusion into their work, as well as their organizational policies and practices.
Health Forward is partnering with the following organizations:
This funding is designed to strengthen small, community-based organizations led by and serving people of color or rural areas.
Through this funding, we’re awarding $3.6 million in grants to 28 nonprofit organizations.
This funding is designed to support predominantly white-led organizations that are looking to instill equity and inclusion into their work, as well as their organizational policies and practices.
Through this funding, we’re awarding $1.1 million in grants to 23 nonprofit organizations.
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