Established in 1987, the Prime Health Foundation supports organizations, programs, and initiatives that demonstrate potential for improving health and well-being in the seven-county Kansas City region.
In support of this mission, PHF welcomes LOIs in three focus areas: prevention or early detection of disease; improvements in the quality, availability, and/or accessibility of healthcare services; and improvements in conditions that lead to, or outcomes that are the result of, healthcare disparities affecting adult men of color. Projects in the third category should target social, economic, and/or environmental factors that shape the health of men of color, including structural racism, employment, education, housing, and neighborhood conditions, while requests for funding in the category should be for new projects specifically designed to meet the needs of this population (rather than an existing project).
In addition, to the extent that COVID-19 remains a major public health issue in the communities served by the foundation, programs in any of its three focus areas that address specific, COVID-related needs within those areas will be considered for funding. As was previously the case, LOIs and subsequent full applications require an applicant to identify the focus area that best describes its project objectives, whether those objectives relate to COVID-19 or not.
The average grant awarded through the program is $16,000.
To be eligible, projects must target individuals who live in the seven‐county area served by PHF, including the Missouri counties of Jackson, Clay, Platte, Cass, and Ray, and the Kansas counties of Johnson and Wyandotte.
Letters of intent are due May 28. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by July 30, 2021.
See the Prime Health Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.