Applicant Defined

Applicant defined grants are based upon applicants’ determination of need, and are consistent with Health Forward’s mission, target population, and service area.




Million funded

Grant Categories

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Capacity Building

Grants enhance or improve the organization through developing skills, ability, and resources (i.e. technology upgrades, strategic planning).

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Core Operating Support

Grants cover day-to-day activities or ongoing expenses (i.e. salaries, utilities, office supplies, technology).

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Program Support

Grants support specific projects with definite time frames and distinct objectives/outcomes.

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Grants support a new idea, method, or improvement.

Topics Addressed:

Crime Prevention
Support for Disabilities
Family Support

Healthy Communities
Health Literacy
Mental Health Services

Health Care Services
Oral Health Services
Technical Assistance


AdHoc Group Against Crime

After the Harvest

Allen County, Kansas

Amethyst Place

Bright Futures Fund

Budget and Financial Management Assistance

Cancer Action

Caritas Clinics (Duchesne Clinic)

CASA of Johnson & Wyandotte Counties

Cass Community Health Foundation

Center For Conflict Resolution

Center for Developmentally Disabled

Central Avenue Betterment Association

Children’s Rights

Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired

City of Independence, Missouri


Community Health Council of Wyandotte County


Counselors Obediently Preventing Substance Abuse (COPS)

Cristo Rey Kansas City

Cultivate KC

Developing Potential

Donnelly College

Emmanuel Family and Child Development Center

First Call

Food Equality Initiative

Gilda’s Club Kansas City

Gordon Parks Elementary School

Grandparents Against Gun Violence

Great Circle

Harris Park Midtown Sports and Activity Center


Heartland Outreach Providers

Hillcrest Transitional Housing

Hope Family Care Center

Hope House

House of Hope

Humanity House Foundation

Jackson County CASA

Kanbe’s Markets

Kansas Action for Children

Kansas Appleseed

Kansas City Community Gardens

Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey

Kansas City, Kansas Community College

Kansas City, Missouri, School District

KC CARE Health Center

KC Farm School at Gibbs Road

Kim Wilson Housing

Lafayette County C-1 School District

Lafayette County Health Department

Legal Aid of Western Missouri

Lion’s Beauty Queens

Marlborough Community Coalition

Mercy and Truth Medical Missions

Miles of Smiles

Missouri Budget Project

Missouri Health Care For All

Mother and Child Health Coalition


Nile Valley Aquaponics

Northland Health Care Access


Oral Health Kansas

Reconciliation Services


Riverview Health Services

Rose Brooks Center

Rosedale Development Association

House of Hope


SAVE, Inc.

Seton Center

Sheffield Place

Sierra Club Foundation

Start at Zero

Sunflower House

The Children’s Place

Thrive Allen County

UMKC Foundation

Unified School District 258-Humboldt

United Inner City Services

University of Kansas Center for Research

University of Missouri Extension Council of Jackson County

Uzazi Village

Veronica’s Voice

Vibrant Health – Wyandotte Neighborhood Clinics

Village Initiative

Wings of Warriors Cancer Foundation

Young Women on the Move

Youth Ambassadors