The Kansas Health Foundation has issued an RFP for its Impact and Capacity Grants Initiative.
Through the initiative, grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded to organizations working to bring about improvements in the areas of access to care, healthy behaviors, educational attainment, and civic and community engagement for Kansas residents facing disparities in health outcomes because of the environments in which they work, live, learn, and play.
Grants will be awarded in one of two type-of-support categories:
Impact Grants — Including new and expansion efforts aimed at increasing fourth-grade reading proficiency; access to healthcare; access to and/or the consumption of healthy foods; physical activity; reducing tobacco use/exposure; and/or fostering civic/community engagement among Kansans working toward any of the aforementioned goals. Preference will be given to proposals that describe a health policy, systems or environmentally-focused effort which demonstrates the opportunity to address health disparities in one or more of KHF’s impact areas and affects those who systematically experience greater obstacles to health.
Capacity Building Grants — Internally-focused efforts designed to help an organization fulfill its mission and improve its effectiveness in areas such as leadership, funding/financial management, relationships/collaboration, communication/marketing, programs/services, and/or evaluation/learning. Preference will be given to non-recurring internal capacity-building needs of mission- and goal-aligned organizations working to address health disparities that adversely affect groups of people who have systematically experienced greater obstacles to health based on their education level, income, race, ethnicity, or geography.
To be eligible, candidates must be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; a government entity with a Federal Employer Identification number; or a church with a Group Ruling Letter.
See the Kansas Health Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.