WICHITA, Kan. – The Kansas Health Foundation is pleased to announce the first group of organizations to receive funding through the Building Power and Equity Partnership (BPEP) program, which is a new KHF initiative in 2022. To this point, 11 organizations have been provided grants, totaling $825,000.
Through the BPEP program, the Kansas Health Foundation (KHF) seeks to advance racial and health equity and build power in underserved communities. The program is targeted for resource-challenged, relatively small or new organizations that need financial and technical assistance to develop and operate their community-based charitable programs.
During 2022, KHF has allocated a total of $3 million for the BPEP funding program. Funding will be awarded to organizations best positioned to impact the health disparities seen across the communities of Kansas, including disparities along the lines of zip code, race/ethnicity, income and education. Organizations interested in learning more about the program should visit https://kansashealth.org/opportunities/bpep/.
Below, please view a list of the organizations funded to date. For more information on all these grants, please click here.
CleanAirNow Association – $100,000
Groundwork Northeast Revitalization Group – $100,000
Loud Light – $100,000
Topeka Justice Unity and Ministry Project – $100,000
Alce Su Voz – $75,000 (Administered by Wichita State University Foundation)
Community Housing of Wyandotte County – $75,000
The Voter Network Foundation – $75,000
Made Men – $50,000
Hero’s Academy – $50,000
Rise Up For Youth – $50,000
Salud + Bienestar – $50,000 (Administered by Empower Evergreen)
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. During the past 35 years, KHF has provided more than $600 million in grants to improve health in Kansas communities.
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