KHF Healthy Living Grants Initiative

**The application period for the KHF Healthy Living Grants Initiative is now closed. Online applications are no longer being accepted.**

Initiative Description

KHF’s vision is for Kansas to have a culture in which every Kansan can make healthy choices where they live, work and play. Unfortunately, not all Kansans currently have the opportunity to lead a healthy life and tremendous differences in health outcomes still remain for many underserved groups. Kansas has the seventh highest adult obesity rate in the nation and smoking and obesity remain the leading causes of preventable death and illness in Kansas. The problems of obesity and tobacco use are increasingly concentrated among Kansans of lower socioeconomic status and other at-risk populations, further compounding health and economic disparities. For example, almost one-in-three (28.7%) Kansas adults with less than a high school education smoke compared to less than one-in-ten (7.3%) adults with a college degree. Moreover, 1 in 5 Kansas kids live in poverty, and more than 20% of Kansas households with children are food insecure. Compared to the general population, the proportion of Kansas adults who report participating in physical activity is lower among Hispanics, African Americans and those with less than $15k/year in household income.

On this page you will find information regarding the Kansas Health Foundation’s Healthy Living Grants Initiative, which will use a Request for Proposal (RFP) process to fund up to ten nonprofit and government organizations with demonstrated experience with policy, systems and environmental change to implement interventions focused on achieving improvements for at-risk populations within four of KHF’s focus areas. Applicants will propose to implement evidence-based approaches recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Institute of Medicine and other leading health organizations that would align with at least one of the four following KHF impact areas:

  • Increase Access to Care – strategies to increase the number of Kansans who have reliable access to high quality health care across the state;
  • Decrease Tobacco Use – strategies to prevent young people from starting and support adults who want to quit using tobacco.
  • Increase Physical Activity – strategies to increase opportunities for physical activity; and
  • Increase Healthy Food Access – strategies to increase access to affordable, healthy foods.

Grantees will engage network or coalition members, organizational leaders, the media and government policymakers to advance statewide and organizational actions that create a healthier environment for all Kansans. We invite you to read the information contained on this page, which includes the actual RFP document, the proposal templates and online proposal link.

Pre-Recorded Informational Webinar

To assist applicants interested in applying for the Healthy Living Grants RFP, please view below a pre-recorded webinar covering the purpose of the RFP, eligibility requirements, how to apply and answer frequently asked questions:

Request For Proposal (RFP) Document

The RFP provides information regarding eligibility, guidelines, proposal process and timeline. In addition, the RFP document includes several required attachments that applicants are required to submit along with their proposal. The RFP document is available via the following link:

Healthy Living Grants Request For Proposal

Proposal Instructions and Templates for Attachment

Proposals are due by 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 29, 2017 and must be submitted using the online proposal form provided at the bottom of this page. The following templates must be completed and attached to the online proposal:

Budget and Justification Template
Overall Proposal and Revenue Table
Proposal Objectives Template
Acknowledgement of Agreement Review
Financial Relationship Statement

The following document provides suggestions regarding development of SMART Objectives:

Overview of SMART Objectives

Grant Agreement Template

To confirm your ability to accept a grant from KHF, please review the Grant Agreement template below, sign and submit the Acknowledgement of Agreement Review with the online proposal. (Do not modify and/or submit the agreement template with your proposal.)

Healthy Living Grant Agreement Template

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

FAQ Document

Proposal Submission

How does your organization apply?

Complete the online proposal form provided in the link below:

Healthy Living Grants Initiative – Online Application

If you are returning to a saved proposal, please access the Sign In page. Once your proposal is completed, you will receive an immediate notification that your proposal has been submitted for consideration.

If you have programmatic questions, please contact Carolyn Williams, Kansas Health Foundation senior program officer, at (316) 491-8420 or If you have questions regarding the online proposal process, please contact Gina Hess, Kansas Health Foundation grants associate, at (316) 491-8411 or


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