HCF awards $379,567 in applicant defined grants


Contact: Jennifer Sykes
Phone: (816) 241-7006

Kansas City, MO — The Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City (HCF) has awarded eight nonprofit organizations a total of $379,567 in applicant defined grants (ADG) during the month of November.

HCF reviewed 32 proposals totaling $1,955,617 for this funding round.

The following grants were awarded in November 2017:


Agency Amount Description
Allen County $31,405 To support the ongoing expansion of the Allen County Farmers Market, which serves as an incubator for other efforts that support a healthy, rural food system.
Center For Conflict Resolution $35,000 To provide conflict resolution services for low-income individuals; improve capacity to reach clients; and analyze report outcomes.
Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired $65,000 To support a comprehensive, individualized, educational therapy program for blind or visually impaired infants and their families by partially funding speech-language, occupational, and physical therapist positions.
Gordon Parks Elementary School $58,300 To support mental health services and trauma-informed care for low-income and underserved children.
House of Hope $41,233 To support a family support specialist position that provides advocacy and direct services to children and families of Lafayette County affected by domestic and sexual violence.
Missouri Coalition for Oral Health $65,000 To advance public policy that supports and improves the oral health of all Missourians.
NEWHOUSE $61,814 To support quality analysis efforts that will focus on enhancing the effectiveness of direct services to those affected by domestic violence in the greater Kansas City area.
Urban Neighborhood Initiative $21,815 To ensure the continuation of organizational oversight, management, and strategic direction through support of the executive director position.

HCF applicant defined grants are awarded outside of the Foundation’s annual Requests for Proposals. ADGs are reviewed and awarded 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 2017, HCF will award approximately $4.085 million in ADGs.

“We are proud to partner with these organizations to remove barriers to health for those in need in our communities,” said Bridget McCandless, M.D., HCF President/CEO.

Learn more about HCF’s applicant defined grants.



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