REACH Awards $1.2 Million in Program Grants

Foundation News Release

MERRIAM, KANSAS – The REACH Healthcare Foundation announced program grants totaling $1,228,654 to 14 organizations to support health services for uninsured and medically underserved people in the Foundation’s six-county service area. The program grants covered a range of clinical services and health care settings, from bilingual therapy to school-based mental health services; preventative, restorative and emergency dental care; and care coordination to assist patients with accessing needed medical, mental health and dental care. The grants align with the Foundation’s five-year strategic focus on expanded access to health coverage and care, and increased quality of health services.

The following organizations were awarded grants:

The Children’s Place / Mental Health / $108,779

Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas, Inc. / Oral Health / $95,000

Crittenton Children’s Center / Mental Health / $112,220

DeLaSalle Education Center / Mental Health / $75,245

Hope Family Care Center / Safety Net Services / $50,000

KU Endowment on behalf of the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare / Mental Health / $72,435

Lafayette County Health Department / Oral Health / $25,357

Mattie Rhodes Center / Mental Health / $96,222

National Alliance on Mental Illness of Greater Kansas City / Mental Health / $104,000

Niles Home for Children / Mental Health / $89,000

Research Belton Foundation / Oral Health / $123,750

StandUp Blue Springs, Inc. / Oral Health / $63,693

Synergy Services, Inc. / Safety Net Services / $124,273

University of Missouri-Kansas City on behalf of UMKC Miles of Smiles / Oral Health / $88,680

Total Grants Awarded:  $1,228,654

Organizations interested in applying for a grant to the REACH Foundation can find information and eligibility criteria on the web site at

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