General News Archive

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

New KHF initiative focuses on impact investment loans 

The Kansas Health Foundation (KHF) introduced a new community loan initiative called Kansas Community Investment Fund (KCIF), aimed at helping provide gap funding for community impact projects.

April 9, 2019

New KHF initiative builds upon community foundation partnerships 

The Kansas Health Foundation (KHF) launched a new initiative in March aimed at building community capacity to address economic development–the Kansas Community Philanthropy Innovators Network (KCPIN).

April 4, 2019

KHF provides $300,000 in national grant-writing assistance for Kansas organizations 

The Kansas Health Foundation (KHF) recently awarded $300,000 to the University of Kansas to develop funding proposals that bring new resources to Kansas communities.

March 15, 2019

KHF awards $500,000 for 2020 Census education campaign, promotion 

The Kansas Health Foundation (KHF) recently awarded the League of Kansas Municipalities approximately $500,000 for a statewide educational campaign on the importance of the 2020 Census.

March 12, 2019

Coen to retire after 31 years at KHF 

Kansas Health Foundation President and CEO Steve Coen has announced plans to retire effective July 31, 2019.

February 28, 2019

KHF launches new literacy campaign “Can’t Wait to Read” 

The Kansas Health Foundation (KHF) launched Can’t Wait to Read, a statewide campaign showing parents and caregivers why their kids need to experience reading, starting when they are just a few months old. The campaign also elevates the abundant reading resources available across the state and lets parents know they have what it takes to give their kids a successful future.

February 18, 2019

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