HCF Awards $797,752 in Applicant Defined Grants

July 19, 2011
Jennifer Sykes

HCF Awards $797,752 in Applicant Defined Grants

KANSAS CITY, MO – The Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City (HCF) has awarded 16 non-profit organizations a total of $797,752 in Applicant Defined Grants.

The following grants were awarded in June:

Agency Amount Awarded Project Description
Alphapointe Association for the Blind $50,000 To support a program that teaches visually impaired seniors new skills, enabling them to ‘age in place’ and stay connected to their families and communities.
Bishop Ward High School $53,700 For urgently needed kitchen renovations that will allow more students to receive fresh, healthy lunches.
Cabot Westside Health Center $75,000 To support the ‘Saving Teeth Program,’ which provides oral health care and education to uninsured Latino patients.
Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, Inc. $25,000 To support the Refugee Migrant Services program that provides a Health Care Coordinator for refugees with serious medical issues, and offers health care training workshops that teach preventative care skills and direction on how to navigate the U.S. health care landscape.
Child Advocacy Services Center, Inc. $16,652 For the creation of a new client data collection system to help measure and improve program outcomes.
Cristo Rey Kansas City $65,000 To provide staff support and health equipment for the school-based comprehensive health program.
Episcopal Community Services, Inc. $35,000 To provide staff support for hunger relief programs in the community.
Independence School District & KVC Health Systems, Inc. $64,900 To support school-based psychiatric services for students and their families.
Kansas City Community Center $60,000 For the implementation of an electronic health records system to be that provides privacy, confidentiality and data standards and is certified for achieving ACA meaningful use.
Kansas City Free Health Clinic $70,000 To support relocation of the east side satellite clinic to a new location in Research Medical Office Building, increasing access to medical and dental services for uninsured and under-insured patients.
Mid-America Regional Council Community Services Corporation $70,000 To support a children's behavioral health needs assessment that will identify current services available and gaps in service to children with behavioral health issues.
Northland Health Care Access $60,000 To support a Nurse Practitioner position that will provide health care services to the uninsured.
Ozanam $37,500 To enhance performance and quality improvement (PQI) activities including evaluation and outcome measurements by supporting a new PQI Coordinator position.
Pathways Community Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. $40,000 To support school-based behavioral health services at two schools in rural Lafayette county that provides student and family therapy, anger management, and communications skills training.
Reaching Out from Within, Inc. $25,000 To support group mentoring and cognitive behavioral change therapy for individuals in Johnson and Wyandotte counties who are currently in and/or recently released from correctional facilities.
Turner House Clinic, Inc. $50,000 To support staff expansion of several positions including Healthy Steps Specialist, Pediatrician, and Director of Development.

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 2011, HCF will award a total of $3.9 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.