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KHF announces fall Recognition Grant recipients

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

WICHITA, KAN. - Through its Fall 2012 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 that intend to improve the health and wellness of Kansans.

Recognition Grants expand the Foundation'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 all Kansans.

Using a competitive application process, the Foundation allocates up to $2 million every year for the Recognition Grants program. Application deadlines for the two cycles are March 15 and September 15 each year. Any tax-exempt, nonprofit organization using the money for charitable purposes and proposing a project meeting the Foundation's mission to improve the health of all Kansans is eligible.

To arrange interviews with Kansas Health Foundation staff members, call Chase Willhite, communication officer, at 316-491-8455 or e-mail him at

Below, please view a list of the Fall 2012 recipients. For more information on all these grants, please visit

P.S. Club of Sumner County, $800
Ashby House, $25,000
Sunflower Resource Conservation and Development Area, $500
Kansas Food Bank Warehouse, $25,000
USD 490 El Dorado Public Schools, $1,500
United Way of the Plains, $21,862
Fundamental Learning Center, $20,468
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita, $25,000
COMCARE of Sedgwick County, $21,248
Flint Hills Therapeutic Riding Center, $18,207
Sunflower CASA Project, $14,000
Tecumseh United Methodist Church, $2,500
Children First: CEO Kansas, $13,187
Communities In Schools of Wichita/Sedgwick County, $20,729
Cowley County Developmental Services, $21,358
Finney County Public Library, $24,567
CASA of the 8th Judicial District, $18,365
Douglas County Child Development Association, $25,000
Family Conservancy, $16,031
Kansas Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics, $15,000
Stormont Vail Foundation, $25,000
Cross-Lines Community Outreach, $23,606
Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City, $16,422
Community Health Ministry, $19,122
Girls on the Run of Sedgwick County, $22,800
Boys and Girls Club of Hutchinson, $24,963
Mo Kan 20/20 Vision, $25,000
Topeka LULAC Multipurpose Senior Center, $13,482
Van Go Mobile Arts, $24,527
Central Plains Regional Health Care Foundation, $23,108
Safehome, $25,000
Health Ministries Clinic, $25,000
American Red Cross Midway Kansas Chapter, $25,000
American Red Cross Western Kansas Chapter, $25,000
Kansas Dental Charitable Foundation, $16,500
Kansas Health Consumer Coalition, $20,732
Lawrence Public Library Foundation, $25,000
Real Men Real Heroes, $19,100
Topeka North Outreach, $18,000
First United Methodist Church of Garden City, $9,600
Kansas Children’s Service League, $23,806
Kansas School for Effective Learning, $25,000
Valeo Behavioral Health Care, $1,550
Project Teen-Safe, $24,243
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, $22,459
Kansas Big Brother Big Sisters, $24,605
Union Rescue Mission, $4,321
Northeast Kansas Education Service Center, $10,401


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