REACH Awards $1.4 Million in Program Grants

January 3, 2013  |  Foundation News

News Release

Merriam, Kansas — The REACH Healthcare Foundation this week announced program grants to 17 organizations totaling $1,373,261. Among the programs funded for 2013 are school-based mental health services at a Kansas City, Kansas, elementary, middle and high school, support for a full-time dentist for a Cass County children’s safety net dental clinic, and care coordination for diabetic, hypertensive and mentally ill patients at a Kansas City, Missouri, safety net clinic.

Program grants are awarded through an annual competitive process. The grants support oral  health, mental health and primary medical services, health advocacy activities, and efforts to expand or integrate services in order to increase access to health care and improve the quality of care for uninsured and medically underserved people in the Foundation’s six-county service area.

The 2013 program grants recipients are:

Oral Health

  • Cabot Westside Health Center, $68,968
  • Cass Community Foundation, $125,000
  • Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas, Inc., $26,180
  • Lafayette County Health Department, $21,970

Mental Health

  • Crittenton Children’s Center, $71,943
  • KidsTLC, $121,625
  • KU School of Social Welfare, $72,405
  • Marillac Center, $96,360
  • Mattie Rhodes Center, $100,524
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness of Greater Kansas City, $105,500
  • Pathways Community Behavioral Healthcare, $61,875
  • The Children’s Place, $69,477
  • Tri-County Mental Health Services, Inc., $79,276

Safety Net Services

  • Hope Family Care Center, $63,592
  • Jewish Vocational Service, $47,526
  • Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center, $117,040
  • Synergy Services, Inc., $124,000

In November, the Foundation announced core operating grants totaling $1,530,000 for 2013. Core operating grants provide unrestricted funding to organizations whose core work is closely aligned with the Foundation’s mission and theory of change. With these awards, the total investment in competitive grants for 2013 is $2,903,261 and includes $1,407,158 for safety net health care; $1,178,985 for mental health; and $317,118 for oral health.

To read a summary of the funded programs, download the program grants PDF.

To  learn more about program and core operating grants, and other funding opportunities available year-round, review the Grants page on the web site.

For questions about the Foundation’s competitive grants opportunities, contact William Moore, Ph.D., Vice President, Program, Policy and Evaluation, at