The Impact and Capacity Grants Initiative replaces the Recognition Grant Program, to fund efforts that align with the KHF goal of reducing health disparities. The Impact and Capacity Grants Initiative is focused on two categories — impact grants (work in key health impact areas) or capacity-building grants (to build nonprofit capacity to address health disparities). This is an open application process, starting February 1, 2017, and is open through September 15, 2017, or until all 2017 funds are awarded. Grants are limited to a maximum of $25,000 and one grant award per year. To learn more, read on or view the Frequently Asked Questions.
When to apply: Proposals accepted between February 1, 2017, and September 15, 2017, or until all funds are awarded. (An organization may apply for only one of the two proposal categories)
Grant Amount: Up to $25,000
Timeline: Applicants notified within 45 days of proposal submission
Contact: Blair Weibert, KHF Program Assistant, at 316-262-7676 or firstname.lastname@example.org
*Submitting an Impact Grant Proposal
*Submitting a Capacity Building Grant Proposal
*For both of the grant types listed above: 1) Proposals must be submitted using KHF’s online proposal system, and 2) Approved proposals must agree to receive funds via electronic funds transfer.
**Applicants are only required to fill out the “Overall Proposal Revenue Table” if other revenue sources are supporting the project.
Child Care Aware ($25,000)
Child Care Aware will work with content experts to analyze the organization’s current fundraising, marketing, and communications strategies. Alongside their strategic plan, this review will help them examine gaps and opportunities to engage and outreach new populations.
Communities Creating Opportunity (CCO) ($25,000)
To build organizational capacity through specialized technical training for staff and volunteers in social media engagement and web development to help amplify the voices and stories of the diverse communities CCO serves.
Lawrence Community Food Alliance, Inc. dba Sunrise Project ($25,000)
To improve the community engagement model by building organizational capacity to support specialized development for current board of directors, provide media training for staff and establish an effective evaluation plan.
Kansas Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics, Inc. ($25,000)
To develop organizational capacity through specialized child health advocacy training for staff and board.
United Community Services of Johnson County ($25,000)
UCS’ vision for capacity building is to achieve collective impact by increasing access to and equitable distribution of health and human services for residents throughout Johnson County.
Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition ($24,486)
By having a strategic plan, a succession plan for the Executive Director and a full financial audit, the KBC will be able to chart a course towards a state where breastfeeding is normal and supported for all Kansans by working collaboratively to promote, protect and support breastfeeding to address health equity needs.
Kansas Elks Training Center for the Handicapped, Inc. (KETCH) ($23,760)
To help achieve sustainable healthy outcomes for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, by assuring they eat the right foods in the right amounts. This project will implement a subscription-based meal planning, grocery shopping and meal preparation tool which guides direct care staff to prepare meals that promote the health of the group home residents, based upon the individualized needs of each resident.
Every month, our electronic newsletter, Health Happenings, features a story about a focus area, grant, partnership or program involving the Foundation.