Kansas Health Foundation awards more than $830,000 in spring grants

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KHI News Service–

WICHITA — The Kansas Health Foundation has awarded more than $830,000 in grants to help organizations across the state with 50 projects intended to improve the health and wellness of Kansans.

The awards, which resulted from a competitive application process, were announced today by foundation officials. The foundation earmarks up to $2 million a year for what it calls “recognition” grants divided between two cycles. The deadlines each year for applications are March 15 and Sept. 15.

Any tax-exempt, nonprofit organization using the money for charitable purposes and proposing a project meeting the Foundation’s mission to improve the health of all Kansans is eligible to apply. In addition to supporting projects, the foundation also seeks to support initiatives that focus on promoting policy, systems and environmental transformations that support health.

The foundation was created as a result of the 1985 sale of Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.

Here is a list of the latest grant recipients:

  • American Diabetes Association, $25,000
  • American Lung Association, $25,000
  • Argentine Neighborhood Development Association, $25,000
  • Asbury Park of Newton, $4,000
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Salina, $15,000
  • Boys and Girls Club of Topeka, $18,500
  • Bread of Life Distribution Center, $25,000
  • CASA – Children Worth Saving, $20,919
  • Central Kansas Conservancy, $12,500
  • City of Geneseo, $10,000
  • City of Humboldt, $2,956
  • City of Lincolnville, $15,000
  • City of Pretty Prairie, $17,553
  • City of South Hutchinson, $6,000
  • CLASS LTD, $14,461
  • Child Care Aware of Northeast and North Central Kansas, $24,885
  • Evergreen Living Innovations, $13,497
  • Ford County Kids Count, $11,718
  • Friends of the Great Plains Nature Center, $5,000
  • Grandview Park Presbyterian Church, $8,696
  • KC Healthy Kids, $24,940
  • Inter-Faith Ministries of Wichita, $11,306
  • Jana’s Campaign, $25,000
  • Kansas African-American Museum, $24,900
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College, $25,000
  • Kansas State Research and Extension – Meade County, $3,520
  • Kansas Wildscape Foundation, $25,000
  • Kanza Rail-Trails Conservancy, $25,000
  • KC Parents as Teachers Consortium, $24,833
  • La Leche League of Kansas, $8,700
  • Lawrence Memorial Hospital, $24,743
  • Leavenworth Youth Achievement Center, $24,000
  • Menorah Legacy Foundation, $25,000
  • Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault, $25,000
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness – Kansas, $15,739
  • Reno County Board of County Commissioners, $20,086
  • Roots and Wings, $21,525
  • Special Olympics of Kansas – Pittsburg Affiliate, $10,000
  • Stepping Stone Shelter, $6,900
  • Sunflower House, $24,562
  • TDC Learning Centers, $25,000
  • TFI Family Services, $3,535
  • USD 233 Olathe Public Schools, $25,000
  • USD 299 Lucas-Sylvan Elementary School, $22,820
  • USD 398 Peabody-Burns, $4,875
  • USD 458 Basehor-Linwood – Parents as Teachers, $2,588
  • USD 475 Geary – Milford Elementary School, $24,758
  • Valeo Behavioral Health, $7,274
  • Wichita Downtown Development Corporation, $18,000
  • William Newton Memorial Hospital, $5,982

The Kansas Health Foundation also is the primary funding source for the Kansas Health Institute.

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