KHF recognition grants to support community health efforts for organizations across Kansas

June 3, 2015

Media Contact Chase Willhite, 316-491-8455

WICHITA, KAN. – Through its spring 2015 cycle of Recognition Grants, the Kansas Health Foundation has provided more than $1.1 million in grants to help organizations across the state accomplish 58 projects that intend to improve the health and wellness 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 all Kansans.

Using a competitive application process, KHF 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 KHF’s mission to improve the health of all Kansans is eligible. In addition to supporting projects, KHF also seeks to support initiatives that focus on promoting policy, systems and environmental transformations that support health.

Below, please view a list of this cycle’s grant recipients. For more information on all these grants, please visit

American Diabetes Association, $25,000
American Red Cross Midway Kansas Chapter, $23,850
American Stroke Foundation, $21,450
Arc of Sedgwick County, $18,260
Bethel College, $19,939
Boys and Girls Club of Topeka, $25,000
Butler County Community College, $14,766
Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, $24,750
Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation of Kansas, $24,982
Chanute Recreation Commission, $9,200
Children First: CEO Kansas, $22,348
Child Care Aware of Northeast and North Central Kansas, $24,993
Connections to Success, $24,983
Coterie, $15,000
Cowley County Agricultural Extension Council, $7,278
Crisis Center of Dodge City, $11,000
E.C Tyree Health and Dental Clinic, $9,250
El Centro of Topeka, $10,719
Emporia State University Foundation, $21,100
Evergreen Living Innovations, $17,302
Fort Hays State University, $15,397
FreeWheels for Kids, $25,000
Gove County Medical Center, $15,198
Interfaith Housing Services, $25,000
Inter-Faith Ministries of Wichita, $22,935
Kansas African America Museum, $23,225
Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education, $22,000
Kansas Association of Centers for Independent Living, $23,948
Kansas Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics, $22,884
Kansas City Autism Training Center, $22,000
Kansas Family Partnership, $24,804
Kansas Head Start Association, $24,552
Kansas State Research and Extension of Reno County, $5,272
Kansas University Endowment Association, $24,973
Lawrence Arts Center, $25,000
Lawrence Public Library Foundation, $24,850
Manhattan Catholic School, $3,731
Medical Services Bureau, $9,447
Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas, $25,000
Midwest Foster Care and Adoption Association, $25,000
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Kansas, $24,747
Oak Ridge Youth Development Corporation, $25,000
Pawnee Mental Health Services, $16,375
Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church, $24,707
Real Men, Real Heroes, $16,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita, $23,246
Rosedale Farmers Market, $3,496
Russell Child Development Center, $24,537
Sheltered Living, $4,500
Smoky Hills Public Television, $23,586
Topeka North Outreach, $25,000
USD 233 Olathe Public Schools, $17,646
USD 435 Abilene Public School District, $5,000
USD 458 Basehor-Linwood Parents as Teachers, $4,239
Wallace County Community Care Center, $10,360
Wyandot Center for Community Behavioral Healthcare, $25,000
Young Women on the Move, $25,000
Young Women’s Christian Association of Topeka, $25,000


About the Kansas Health Foundation

The Kansas Health Foundation (KHF) is a nonprofit organization based in Wichita but statewide in its focus. At KHF, all our work centers on our mission: to improve the health of all Kansans. As part of a new strategic framework, developed by our staff and board of directors, KHF also strives to accomplish three primary purposes: empower Kansas to lead the nation in health; eliminate the inequities that create health disparities; and, for KHF to become THE model for philanthropic impact.

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