KHF COVID-19 Response: Flexibility for grantees, change in ICG focus

March 30, 2020

Media Contact Kristi Zukovich, 316-491-8419


In our effort to provide maximum support to our grantees as they work to respond to the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, we are offering a range administrative relief and increased flexibility that we hope will be meaningful for them during this challenging time. KHF is taking the following steps, effective immediately:

  • extending all grant terms by six months
  • waiving interim grant reports due in 2020
  • extending final grant reports due in 2020 by six months
  • accelerating 2020 grant payments; and
  • authorizing most of our project-related grantees to shift the use of their KHF grant funds from project work to other organizational-viability needs (all grantees will be contacted by program officers).


In addition, our KHF 2020 Impact and Capacity Grants (ICG), totaling $2 million, have been repurposed to focus on supporting COVID-19 response efforts in Kansas. Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded to eligible nonprofits. We are working to create a simple application, with the broader criteria and an expedited process; we will make applications for this funding available to you very soon. Please watch the KHF website, social media and other announcements for this ICG information.

We encourage you to contact your program officer if you have any questions about your grant.


About the Kansas Health Foundation

The Kansas Health Foundation is based in Wichita, but statewide in its focus. With a mission to improve the health of all Kansans, KHF envisions a culture in which every Kansan can make healthy choices where they live, work and play. To achieve this, KHF focuses its work in four impact areas: access to affordable health care, healthy behaviors, civic and community engagement and educational attainment. During its history, KHF has provided more than $500 million in grants to Kansas communities and organizations, and looks forward to working toward its mission and vision for many years to come.

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