HCF Awards $1.2 Million in Applicant-Defined Grants

February 3, 2012
Jennifer Sykes

KANSAS CITY, MO – The Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City (HCF) has awarded 23 nonprofit organizations a total of $1,246,372 in Applicant Defined Grants.

The following grants were awarded in January:

Agency Amount Awarded Project Description
Ad Hoc Group Against Crime $35,000 To serve 50 families and 50 males at risk for homicide. Program components include intake, case management, group sessions, referral and evaluation that address post traumatic stress from violence.
Baptist-Trinity Lutheran Legacy Foundation $75,000 To provide short-term, emergency medical assistance to low-income, medically underserved Kansas City area residents.
Belton School District #124 $50,724 To support a therapist's position that will provide mental health services to students in our schools in a city without any mental health services available.
Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA) $65,000 To help support staff positions to increase access to trauma-focused mental health treatment for child victims of abuse and non-offending family members; increase access to prevention-focused, in-home case management for parents who are at high-risk of child maltreatment, increase immediate access to community resources through CAPA's Helpline and Crisis Assistance, and increase access to culturally competent services for Jackson County's growing Hispanic population.
City of Kansas City, Missouri, Municipal Court $55,869 To subcontract with Legal Aid of Western Missouri to provide paralegal services for MHC.
Community LINC $45,000 To complete critical building repairs that will increase the safety of our transitional housing families.
COVERSA $25,000 To enable the hire of a part-time education and clinical coordinator to support expansion efforts and community outreach as it relates to sexual assault.
DeLaSalle Education Center $74,973 To support DeLaSalle's school-based mental health therapy, case management, evaluation, and related services for at least 200 students.
Developing Potential, Inc. $74,782 To support a full-time registered nurse who will provide nursing services and medical support for all clients, education, training and advocacy for clients and their family members, and medical training and education for staff members.
Gordon Parks Elementary School $64,035 To support the positions of two school counselors and a behavior interventions specialist who will provide in-depth mental health therapies and behavior management services for at-risk, urban core children.
Health Partnership Clinic of Johnson County $74,579 To fund dental support staff that will support dentists and allow for the provision of dental care to the low-income uninsured of Johnson County.
Kansas Dental Charitable Foundation $25,000 To enable the Kansas Mission of Mercy to purchase all the supplies directly related to delivering dental services.
Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault $50,000 To continue providing quality, efficient services through the enhancement of our client intake, data collection and evaluation systems.
N2N $26,000 To support part-time case manager to connect homeless persons with necessary health resources and aid in funding for prescription medications.
Providence St. Margaret Health Care Foundation $10,250 To purchase a newborn hearing screener to use to test newborns as required by Kansas law. To identify hearing problems and secure early treatment for children with hearing impairment in order to maximize linguistic and communicative competence and literacy development.
Redemptorist Social Services Center Inc $70,000 To support a program that provides assistance with prescription medications and medical goods to benefit the medically fragile–the elderly, the underserved and the medically indigent.
reStart, Inc. $45,000 To support hardware and software technology upgrades to improve client services.
SAFEHOME, Inc. $75,000 To provide professional, no cost, accessible therapy to women and children traumatized by domestic violence.
Seton Center Family & Health Services $67,660 To support: 1) personnel, equipment and supplies for the Dental Services Program, 2) direct emergency food support for neighbors in need, and 3) agency IT support
Spofford $72,500 To support integrated, on-site psychiatric care for children ages 4-12, who suffer from a mental illness, or have severe emotional disturbance due to childhood trauma.
Sunflower House, Inc. $60,000 To support the Child Assessment program by funding a portion of the family support specialist, the receptionist, the program director, and agency president, as well as covering the expenses related to hosting a medical training institute to educate area medical personnel about child abuse.
Turner House Clinic Inc. $75,000 To provide core salary support
Westport Cooperative Services Inc $30,000 To provide counseling and advocacy services for seniors and disabled persons in metro Kansas City regarding Medicare health coverage.

HCF Applicant Defined Grants are awarded outside of the Foundation’s annual Requests for Proposals. The ADGs are reviewed monthly and allow organizations to define their own immediate grant needs in relation to the HCF mission. Organizations are allowed to apply for an ADG once per year and are capped at $75,000. In 2012, HCF will award a total of $4.1 million in applicant defined grants.

“We are proud to award these Applicant Defined Grants to support organizations in our service area who are working diligently to help eliminate barriers to quality health for the uninsured and underserved,” said Steve Roling, HCF President/CEO.

For more information on applying for HCF Applicant Defined Grants, visit the Foundation’s website at hcfgkc.org.