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Where REACH Invests

The REACH Foundation invests its resources in strategies that will improve health access and outcomes in the six counties that make up our service area. Find information on the organizations we support.

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FAQs

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What are requirements for any new partners?

We first encourage review of eligibility requirements, which outline operational, financial and governance expectations for grantee partners.

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Does the foundation accept applications for general operating support?

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.

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If our organization has an innovative idea that seems like a fit for the foundation, how can we present it?

We encourage you to review our vision and mission and review the foundation’s Theory of Change 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.

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How many annual funding cycles does the foundation have?

The foundation does not set a schedule for requests for proposals (RFPs). Please sign up for our newsletter to receive notifications of funding opportunities.

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Do you have geographic restrictions?

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.

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Does the Foundation allocate its funds by county or outcome investment?

No, but we work to ensure our resources are addressing needs across our geographic and priority areas.

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What type of organizations do you fund?

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.

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Can I present my proposal to individual members of the foundation’s Board of Directors?

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.

Theory of Change

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In 2016, REACH began implementation of a five-year strategic plan with a Theory of Change that focuses on expanding health care coverage, access and quality.
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