HCF awards $732,000 in February, March Applicant Defined Grants

Date: April 26, 2016
Contact: Jennifer Sykes
Phone: (816) 241-7006

Kansas City, MO — The Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City (HCF) has awarded 15 nonprofit organizations a total of $732,000 in Applicant Defined Grants (ADG).

In February, HCF reviewed 19 ADG proposals totaling nearly $1.3 million in requests and awarded eight organizations a total of $366,000. In March, HCF reviewed 14 proposals totaling nearly $1 million and awarded seven organizations a total of $366,000

The following grants were awarded in February and March 2016:

Agency Amount Awarded Project Description
Ad Hoc Group Against Crime $50,000 To partially support the director of family support position and salaries for contract counselors staffing the Support for Families Surviving Homicide and Violence Project.
Breaking The Cycle of Domestic Violence
$24,000 To hire administrative support and improve training of and materials available to Batterers Intervention Facilitator(s) to increase numbers served and completion rates.
Child Abuse Prevention Association $75,000 To provide the core-operating staff needed to effectively facilitate CAPA’s counseling program.
Developing Potential, Inc.
$62,000 To employ a full-time nurse to support adults with developmental disabilities who have complex medical needs.
Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council
$50,000 To increase organizational capacity building and implementation of improved practices, which support programs that positively affect health outcomes.
Kansas City Keys Community Council Inc
$45,000 To help complete Nile Valley Aquaponics 100,000 Pounds of Food Project by supporting staff and operational expenses.
Kansas City, Kansas Community College
$50,000 To support a medical workforce development collaborative which includes, Kansas City, Kansas Community College, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools and MCC/Virtual Hospital. HCF dollars will support salaries and supplies to offer a summer medical camp, internships and workshops.
Kansas Head Start Association
$40,000 To train and support partner agencies to teach parents how to use the “What To Do When Your Child Gets Sick” health literacy book, and provide books for distribution to parents.
Missouri Health Care For All
$60,000 To support statewide leadership on grassroots health advocacy, statewide policy advocacy in support of consumer health access, statewide grassroots organizing, and statewide consumer story collection to increase and protect access to health care for all Missourians.
Niles Home for Children
$65,000 To support a portion of a registered nurse position and a medication aide position to provide health care services and coordination of health care services.
Rose Brooks Center, Inc. $31,000 To support agency staff costs in the process of accreditation with the Council on Accreditation.
$50,000 To provide no-cost, expert, trauma-informed services for children exposed to domestic violence.
Secondary Trauma Resource Center $60,000 To support capacity building, training and the creation of a research portfolio.
The Whole Person Inc $40,000 To partially support mental health advocates, client health and wellness activities, and educational materials to better serve the mental health needs of Kansas City residents with disabilities.
Upper Room, Inc. $30,000 To support healthy eating, active living coordination staff at the Mary L. Kelly Center who will assist residents in accessing preventive health care in the Blue Hills and Town Fork Creek neighborhoods.

HCF Applicant Defined Grants (ADG) 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 2016, HCF will award approximately $4.026 million in ADGs.

“We are proud to support the work these organizations are doing to remove barriers to health care for the most vulnerable populations in our service area,” said Bridget McCandless, M.D., HCF President/CEO.

Learn more about HCF Applicant Defined Grants.


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