General News Archive

KHF funding helps expand Double Up Food Bucks program 

Beginning in January, the Kansas Health Foundation (KHF) will support a program to bring healthy food to families in need and funnel dollars to local farmers and economies.

January 13, 2020

KHF awards $1.6 million to improve health in Kansas 

Through its Impact and Capacity Grants (ICG) program, the Kansas Health Foundation (KHF) recently awarded more than $1.6 million to 70 Kansas non-profit or government organizations for health-improvement projects and organizational capacity building.

November 5, 2019

Robinson named president and CEO of Kansas Health Foundation 

Reginald L. Robinson has been named president and CEO of the Kansas Health Foundation (KHF), a statewide philanthropy based in Wichita. His appointment is effective Dec. 1, 2019. Robinson currently serves as Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs at the University of Kansas.

September 27, 2019

KHF awards health improvement grants to 17 organizations 

The Kansas Health Foundation (KHF) has awarded more than $362,000 to 17 organizations across the state in an effort to build capacity to reduce health disparities through its Impact and Capacity Grants (ICG) Initiative.

August 8, 2019

Lennen to serve as Interim CEO following Coen retirement 

Michael Lennen, former Kansas Health Foundation Board Chair, will serve as interim CEO when Steve Coen retires July 31.

July 17, 2019

Lennen, Shank honored for years of board service 

Michael Lennen, who has served for nine years, including three as chair, and Donna Shank, who has also served nine years, including a term as vice chair, have recently transitioned off the Kansas Health Foundation (KHF) Board of Directors.

July 8, 2019

Sylvia Penner joins Kansas Health Foundation Board of Directors 

Sylvia Penner will be joining the Kansas Health Foundation Board of Directors July 1.

July 1, 2019

KHF Funds Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Kansas communities 

In early 2019, the Kansas Health Foundation initiated the Sparking Imaginations, Building Literacy grant, providing $1 million over three years in partnership with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (DPIL).

May 16, 2019

KHF approves ‘Phase 2’ of tobacco treatment and recovery in behavioral health initiative 

The Kansas Health Foundation’s Board of Directors recently approved $1.1 million for Phase 2 of the foundation’s Tobacco Treatment and Recovery in Behavioral Health initiative.

May 10, 2019

Ten counties already benefiting from KHFI program 

Twelve projects in 10 counties were approved during the first year of the Kansas Health Foundation’s Kansas Healthy Food Initiative (KHFI).

April 15, 2019

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