Impact and Capacity Grants – COVID-19 – NOW CLOSED

PLEASE NOTE: Due to overwhelming response, the application deadline for Impact and Capacity Grants has now been moved to noon CST on Friday, April 24.

The Kansas Health Foundation (KHF) is opening our annual Impact and Capacity Grant (ICG) Initiative to nonprofits across Kansas that work daily to improve health in our state as they respond to emergent needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. These nonprofits are eligible to request a one-year grant of up to $25,000 for organizational recovery, to maintain operational stability or to bolster support to communities and populations most impacted.

KHF’s ICG funds of $2M are available between April 13, 2020 and April 24, 2020 at noon CST. Applicants can expect to be notified within 15 business days of submitting a proposal whether the proposal is being funded.


These funds support two categories of efforts:

  1. COVID-19 response
  2. COVID-19 recovery

In reviewing proposals, consideration is given to:

  1. Organization’s connection to improving and sustaining health in the state; and
  2. Extent to which organization describes a critical need in terms of responding to/recovering from the impacts of COVID-19 and how these funds will support efforts to address the issue(s).

Funding is not available for:

  1. Nonprofits that are not focused on health and/or the social determinants of health
  2. Contributions to capital campaigns
  3. Operating deficits or retirement of debt
  4. Construction projects
  5. Real estate acquisitions
  6. Endowments
  7. Additional support for a currently-active KHF grant


Eligible applicants are qualifying Kansas organizations whose missions align with KHF’s to improve the health of Kansans and are classified as:

  1. Tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code – sub-sections 509(a)(1) or 509(a)(2) with a filed 990 form
  2. Government entity with a Federal Employer Identification number
  3. Church with a Group Ruling Letter


All proposals must be submitted through KHF’s online grantmaking portal. To access and submit a proposal, applicants must have previously created a user account for the portal. If they do not have a current user account, applicants can create a one by registering here.*

Within the proposal, applicants will be asked for the following information:

  1. Project title
  2. Requested grant amount
  3. Description of how the organization works to sustain or improve health in Kansas
  4. COVID-19 related needs of the organization and how these funds will help address those
  5. How funds will be spent
  6. Organization information including: Legal name (and also known as, if applicable); Tax ID number; Address; Phone number; and, Mission
  7. Primary point of contact for applicant organization


To learn more about the 2020 Impact and Capacity Grants Initiative, please read through the details of the Request For Proposals and review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Please contact the following KHF staff members with questions:

  • For technical questions: Gina Hess, grants associate, at or 316-491-8411; or Candace Malone, program assistant, at or 316-491-8405
  • For programmatic questions: Blair Weibert, grants officer, at or 316-491-8413


*Due to the high volume of portal registration requests KHF typically receives, we recommend requesting access at least two days before you plan to submit a proposal.

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