The REACH Foundation has maintained a longstanding position of funding core operations for safety net health care clinics, community mental health centers and policy and advocacy organizations whose work is considered essential to maintaining a health care safety net. The foundation’s core operating grants are offered by invitation only. For questions about core operating grants, contact a REACH Program Officer at (913) 432-4196.
We encourage you to review our vision and mission and review the foundation’s Community Investment Framework to see if your program or project is a fit. If you still believe your proposal would support the foundation’s mission and goals, please contact a REACH Program Officer at (913) 432-4196.
The foundation does not set a schedule for requests for proposals (RFPs). Please sign up for our newsletter to receive notifications of funding opportunities.
Our service area covers Allen, Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas; Cass, Jackson and Lafayette counties in Missouri; and the city of Kansas City, Missouri. We do fund Kansas and Missouri policy and advocacy organizations that work beyond those areas, provided their work ultimately benefits the residents in our service area.
No, but we work to ensure our resources are addressing needs across our geographic and priority areas.
The REACH Foundation awards grants to tax-exempt organizations and public agencies. Organizations without 501(c)3 status or other tax-exempt recognition must partner with a tax-exempt organization to serve as the lead agency and fiscal agent. The foundation does not award grants or financial assistance to individuals or for-profit entities.
Talking with individual Board members about a grant proposal is strongly discouraged. As part of our Conflict of Interest Policies, Board members who have prior or current relationships with particular organizations must disclose those relationships, and may be required to recuse themselves from discussion and/or votes related to those grant proposals.