KHF awards recognition grants to support community health efforts

June 9, 2016

WICHITA, KAN. – Through its spring 2016 cycle of Recognition Grants, the Kansas Health Foundation has provided $1,055,742.77 in grants to help organizations across the state accomplish 53 projects to help improve the health 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 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 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.

A list of this cycle’s grant recipients is below. For more information, visit

American Red Cross North Central Kansas Chapter, $25,000
America’s Dentists Care Foundation, $24,860
Boys and Girls Club of Hutchinson, $24,904
Boys and Girls Club of Manhattan, $18,671
Bread of Life Distribution Center, $25,000
Child Start, $24,750
City of Lawrence, $10,500
Climate and Energy Project, $24,956
Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas, $25,000
Dress for Success Wichita, $20,045
Eisenhower Foundation, $25,000
El Centro, $25,000
First Call for Help, $12,500
Four County Mental Health, $3,705
Friends of Johnson County Developmental Supports, $23,200
Harvey County Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Task Force, $24,530
Harvey County Homeless Shelter, $8,538
Heartspring, $24,896
Integrated Behavioral Technologies, $25,000
Jana’s Campaign, $25,000
Kansas CASA Association, $19,631
Kansas City Community Gardens, $25,000
Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence, $24,997
Kansas Eye Bank and Cornea Research Center, $22,280
Kansas State Research and Extension, $4,845
Kansas State University, $25,000
Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association, $25,000
Lawrence Sponsoring Committee, $15,000
Leadership Butler, $8,505
Partners for Wichita, $20,000
Prairie Travelers, $9,195
Rainbows United, $25,000
Safehome, $25,000
Safe Kids Kansas, $12,925
Seed House – La Casa de la Semilla, $25,000
Southwest Guidance Center, $25,000
Special Olympics Kansas, $24,552
St. John Lutheran Church, $10,000
Sunflower House, $19,800
TDC Learning Centers, $20,000
TFI Family Services, $1,375
The Family Conservancy, $25,000
Topeka Justice Unity and Ministry Project, $24,750
University of Kansas, $24,918
Urban League of Kansas, $24,994
USD 252 Southern Lyon County, $10,542.77
USD 259 Wichita Public Schools Parents as Teachers, $25,000
USD 366 Woodson, $19,350
USD 500 Kansas City Kansas Public Schools, $10,168
Valeo Behavioral Health Care, $7,610
Van Go, $24,250
Wichita Grant Opera, $25,000
Wildwood Outdoor Education Center, $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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