KHF awards recognition grants to support 48 community health efforts

December 5, 2016

Media Contact Kristi Zukovich, 316-491-8419

WICHITA, KAN. – Through its fall 2016 cycle of Recognition Grants, the Kansas Health Foundation has provided more than $900,000 in grants to help organizations across the state accomplish 48 projects to help improve the health of Kansans.

Recognition Grants expand KHF’s support to a broad range of health-related organizations throughout the state and are targeted toward organizations and agencies proposing meaningful and charitable projects that fit within the Foundation’s mission of improving the health of Kansans.

Using a competitive application process, KHF has traditionally allocated up to $2 million every year for the Recognition Grants program. Any tax-exempt, nonprofit organization using the money for charitable purposes and proposing a project meeting KHF’s mission to improve the health of Kansans was eligible. The Recognition Grants program is being phased out in 2017 and replaced by a new grant program focused on health disparities and building capacity for non-profit organizations that work in our key impact areas:  increasing access to care, increasing physical activity, increasing healthy food access, increasing civic engagement and decreasing tobacco use.

A list of this cycle’s grant recipients is below. For more information, visit www.kansashealth.org.

After the Harvest, $25,000
American Lung Association, $20,000
Argentine Neighborhood Development Association, $25,000
Bethel College, $25,000
Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kansas City, $25,000
Children First: CEO Kansas, $24,750
Children’s Mercy Hospital, $24,750
City of Elsmore, $3,600
City of Topeka Municipal Court, $25,000
Cross-Lines Community Outreach, $25,000
ERC Resource and Referral (dba Child Care Aware of Northeast and North Central KS), $25,000
Girls on the Run of the Flint Hills, $16,860
Goddard Education Foundation, $25,000
Harper Hospital District #5, $3,097
Health Care Access, $25,000
Hope Center of Pratt, $6,000
Inter-Faith Ministries Wichita, $24,985
Junior League of Topeka, $5,000
Just Food for Douglas County, $25,000
Kansas Food Bank Warehouse, $25,000
Kansas State University, $25,000
Kansas Wildscape Foundation, $17,462
Kids Need to Eat, $12,000
Labette Center for Mental Health Services, $6,500
Labette County Emergency Assistance, $25,000
Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority, $21,174
Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas, $24,976
Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA), $25,000
Mirror, $23,600
Nazareth Convent and Academy Corp, $15,000
Oak Ridge Youth Development Corporation, $15,000
Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church, $24,906
Pregnancy Crisis Center of Wichita, $4,642
Royal Family KIDS Camp, $3,000
Russell Child Development Center, $24,999
Salina Regional Health Center, $16,373
SoCe Neighborhood Action Foundation, $14,150
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, $25,000
Storytime Village, $24,762
Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital, $21,779
The Pando Initiative, $19,885
Topeka Housing Authority, $10,000
Union Rescue Mission, $13,500
United Way of the Plains, $10,459
USD 233 Olathe Public Schools – Parents as Teachers, $24,582
USD 489 Hays School District (Foundation for Educational Excellence), $7,000
Wichita Children’s Theater, $25,000
Wichita State University Foundation, $24,979

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The Kansas Health Foundation is based in Wichita, but statewide in its focus. With a mission to improve the health of all Kansans, KHF envisions a culture in which every Kansan can make healthy choices where they live, work and play. To learn more about KHF, please visit www.kansashealth.org.

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