REACH Foundation Awards $1,085,000 to Health, Advocacy Organizations

November 30, 2015  |  Foundation News

News Release

Merriam, Kansas — The REACH Healthcare Foundation announced grants totaling $1,085,000 to 17 health care and health advocacy organizations and rural health coalitions to support their operations in 2016. Core operating grants are awarded annually to nonprofit organizations considered to be essential contributors to the region’s health care safety net system. The grants can be used for personnel, equipment, technology and other business expenses. The foundation has awarded more than $11 million in core operating grants since 2006.

Investing in the core operations of nonprofit organizations working in the safety net health care arena has been a longstanding priority for the REACH Foundation, said William Moore, Ph.D., Vice President of Programs and Evaluation. Moore said the organizations funded for 2016 have demonstrated “a high level of commitment to eliminating barriers that prevent uninsured and other vulnerable people from obtaining the health care they need.”

The organizations receiving core operating grants also participate in a learning community that provides access to experts in organizational planning, financial management, leadership and other organizational development. Moore said the learning community is designed to help the organizations learn from each other and identify opportunities to leverage their efforts.

Grant Recipients Amount
Cass Community Health Foundation $65,000
Communities Creating Opportunity 55,000
Comprehensive Mental Health Services, Inc. 75,000
Duchesne Clinic 65,000
Health Care Coalition of Lafayette County 65,000
Health Partnership Clinic 65,000
Kansas Action for Children 65,000
Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved 65,000
Kansas City CARE Clinic 75,000
KU HealthPartners on behalf of Silver City Health Center 65,000
The Missouri Budget Project 55,000
Missouri Coalition for Oral Health 55,000
Missouri Health Advocacy Alliance 55,000
Oral Health Kansas, Inc. 65,000
Thrive Allen County, Inc. 55,000
Turner House Children’s Clinic 65,000
Wyandot Center for Community Behavioral Healthcare 75,000
Total $1,085,000

Core operating grants are awarded through a solicited process. For information about other upcoming grant opportunities, contact William Moore at bill@reachhealth.org, or call 913-432-4196.