Health Foundations Announce ACA Fund Grants

Foundation News Release

TOPEKA, KANSAS – Five health philanthropies that established a fund to help Kansas organizations prepare for health reform announced grants to nine nonprofit organizations totaling $244,800. The grants were awarded through the Affordable Care Act Opportunity Fund, a $450,000 grant pool created by the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City, the Kansas Health Foundation, the REACH Healthcare Foundation, the Sunflower Foundation and the United Methodist Health Ministry Fund. The fund, set up at the Topeka Community Foundation, will continue to accept grant proposals through 2012.

“The fund is designed to help Kansas nonprofit organizations take advantage of federal programs and innovation grants that are being offered as part of implementation of the health reform law,” said Billie Hall, President and CEO of the Sunflower Foundation. “These grants will enable organizations to pursue expansion and innovation grants and funding for collaborative efforts.”

The funded organizations are:

Health Innovations Network of Kansas, $30,000

Kansas Health Institute, Topeka, $30,000

Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas, Pittsburg, $29,500

PrairieStar Health Center, Hutchinson, $30,000

GraceMed Health Clinic, Wichita, $30,000

First Care Clinic, Hays, $21,800

Flint Hills Community Health Center, Emporia, $28,500

Konza Prairie Community Health Center, Junction City, $30,000

Salina Family Healthcare Center, $15,000

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