Latest cycle of KHF recognition grants to fund 36 community health projects

December 7, 2015

Media Contact Chase Willhite, 316-491-8455

WICHITA, KAN. – Through its fall 2015 cycle of Recognition Grants, the Kansas Health Foundation has provided more than $685,000 in grants to help organizations across the state accomplish 36 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

  • CASA – Children Worth Saving, $14,961
  • Child Advocacy and Parenting Services, $24,999
  • City of Topeka Municipal Court, $25,000
  • Communities in Schools of Ottawa, $8,950
  • East Topeka Council on Aging, $25,000
  • First Christian Church, $25,000
  • Girls on the Run of Sedgwick County, $25,000
  • Griots Storytelling Institute, $24,659
  • Heartland 180, $25,000
  • Hesston College, $24,662
  • ICT SOS, $15,316
  • Kansas Academy of Family Physicians Foundation, $23,839
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College, $25,000
  • Kansas Food Bank Warehouse, $25,000
  • Kansas School for Effective Learning, $25,000
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of Kansas, $11,132.30
  • Manhattan-Ogden Public Schools Foundation, $9,004
  • Marion Advancement Campaign, $5,000
  • Miles of Smiles, $7,000
  • Mo Kan 20/20 Vision, $25,000
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society-Mid America Chapter, $17,523
  • Newman University, $25,000
  • Pathways Alternative Center for Education (PACE), $4,652
  • Pawnee County, $21,850
  • Poetry for Personal Power, $25,000
  • Positive Connections, $16,068
  • Project Teen-Safe, $24,805
  • Real Men Real Leaders, $10,736
  • Special Olympics Kansas – Pittsburg affiliate, $19,250
  • Sumner County Mental Health Center, $2,875
  • Sunflower CASA Project, $19,000
  • USD 368 Parents As Teachers, $18,124.20
  • WEPAC ALLIANCE, $18,485
  • Wichita State University Foundation, $18,040
  • William Inge Festival Foundation, $25,000
  • Women’s Fresh Start Project, $24,587

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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