Ways We Invest

Investment Approaches


The REACH Foundation allocates the majority of its grant making in three outcome areas that support access to quality, affordable health coverage and health care for uninsured and underserved populations in our service area. The foundation also invests in capacity building to strengthen the management, operations and governance of nonprofit organizations engaged in health improvement.


The REACH Foundation has invested in a limited number of initiatives that present an opportunity to collaborate with other funders and coalitions to have a larger impact on health systems and health policies. A current initiative is Integrated Voter Engagement, a three-year project focused on increasing year-round citizen engagement on issues that affect individual and community health.

Technical Assistance

Through our outcome investments and discretionary grants, the REACH Foundation supports learning communities, trainings and conferences, and other development programs aimed at strengthening the nonprofit sector within our region.

Grant Types

Outcome Investments
Outcome investments represent the foundation's key priorities for addressing health access and preserving a strong and vital health care safety net. Each outcome area is defined through a set of strategies. To make an impact in these areas, we award grants, support policy, advocacy and research, and convene key partners to develop and support effective solutions for improving health in our region.
Core Partners
Investing in core operations of key nonprofit partners has been a priority of REACH since our start. Each year, the foundation allocates nearly a third of its grant resources to support the core operations of primary care, mental health and oral health care organizations, advocacy groups and community health coalitions whose work is highly aligned with strengthening health access and the safety net.
Discretionary grants present opportunities for strengthening organizational and governance capacity, including planning, fund development, financial management, infrastructure, leadership, evaluation and other business and operational needs. These grants also support professional development, and educational and learning programs.
The REACH Foundation encourages staff to give back to the community through financial giving. To support employee giving, the foundation matches staff contributions to qualifying nonprofit organizations of their choice. The foundation also participates in the corporate giving program of the United Way of Greater Kansas City and is proud of its staff participation over the years.
The REACH Foundation's current strategic plan frames the foundation's community investments around three outcome areas. Read about the organizations we support.
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