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Major Initiatives

These major initiatives are approved by the board of directors and represent the largest percentage of grant money given each year. Developed strategically and proactively, these initiatives are the key driving forces for the Foundation to achieve its mission and they are consistent with the Foundation's five focus areas.

Below you will see the major initiatives approved by the board of directors in 2015. Most of the grants are multi-year initiatives commencing in 2015, with funds distributed throughout the grant's duration. As such, each year the Foundation also distributes funds for initiatives approved in previous years. To view all Foundation grants from 2008 to the present, please visit our grant search page.

2015 Major Initiatives

Grant Amount: $200,000
Duration (months): 20
To identify federal Child Nutrition Reauthorization as a KHF policy priority and support related advocacy and lobbying efforts.
Grant Amount: $420,000
Duration (months): 36
To provide Kansans with the information, motivation and skills needed to champion health improvement efforts in their communities and organizations.
Grant Amount: $680,144
Duration (months): 36
To support efforts intended to decrease food insecurity among children in Kansas by increasing the number of children who receive summer meals and food assistance benefits.
Grant Amount: $900,000
Duration (months): 36
To create a healthier early child care environment by supporting physical activity and nutrition-focused technical assistance and professional development for Kansas child care providers.
Grant Amount: $218,164
Duration (months): 31
To sustain the KHI News Service's ability to cover issues impacting the health of Kansans.
Grant Amount: $500,000
Duration (months): 36
To reduce childhood obesity and improve the overall health of children by increasing initiation and duration rates of breastfeeding in Kansas
Grant Amount: $175,000
Duration (months): 12
To support efforts intended to build and strengthen advocacy capacity among Kansas organizations.
Grant Amount: $112,862
Duration (months): 24
This grant would extend the current collaborative efforts of six health foundations in Kansas to address emerging health issues.
Grant Amount: $217,830
Duration (months): 24
To better identify the contributions of the Kansas Health Foundation, Kansas Leadership Center and Kansas Health Institute toward an important health policy issue.
 
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