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The Edna G. Kynett Memorial Foundation Grants

Grants to Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey
Nonprofits and Agencies for Health, Education, and Research

GrantWatch ID#: 174137
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The Edna G. Kynett Memorial Foundation


Grants of up to $50,000 to Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey nonprofits and public agencies for programs in the areas of community health, professional education, and research. Preference will be given to programs that focus on the improvement of the status of cardiac health for populations that have a higher than average risk of heart disease and that are generally underserved by the current health system.

Innovative approaches that may offer a significant return on investment and a focus on prevention are also priorities, as are those that can demonstrate sustainability.

Eligible communities include:
- Pennsylvania: Philadelphia, Bucks, Delaware, Chester, Montgomery, Berks, and Lehigh counties
- New Jersey: Camden County
- Delaware: New Castle County

Funding priorities:

1) Community Health

In funding community health programs, the Foundation looks for proposals that focus on underserved populations and is particularly interested in programs which include community health workers working in partnership with health care clinics, hospitals or other health care providers.

Beginning with its Fall 2016 grant cycle, the Foundation is adding a new area of focus to its community health programming: addressing children’s exposure to risk factors for cardiovascular disease (The Childhood Cardiovascular Risk Initiative.) The Foundation seeks proposals to reduce exposure to cardiovascular risk factors in young children and their families in underserved communities. It is interested in projects which maximize impact, such as addressing risk factors in more than one setting, engaging both primary caregivers and children, promoting stress reduction or targeting practices that affect access to healthier foods and physical activity.

Proposals for the CCRI must address reduction or prevention of exposure to cardiovascular risk factors in young children (ages 3-7) in low-income families living in underserved areas.

2) Professional Education

In the area of professional education, Kynett limits its funding to continuing professional education programs that take place in the Philadelphia region and that target physicians and other health services providers who work with underserved populations. The Board will give additional weight to proposals that provide scholarships to healthcare professionals who are not physicians; that emphasize outreach to health professionals who practice in high-risk, underserved communities; or that develop innovative curricula for health professionals who practice in those communities.

3) Research

The Foundation is particularly interested in proposals which explore interventions attempting to improve delivery of cardiovascular health services in underserved communities or focusing on risk factors especially relevant to women, children, minorities or the economically disadvantaged.

Up to $50,000

Grants will be made for one year.

Applicants must be either public entities or tax-exempt under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

The Foundation does not fund private foundations, as defined in Section 509 (a) of the Code, or individuals.

The Foundation does not make grants to support capital campaigns or endowments or for construction or renovation of facilities. Funds may not be used to pay honoraria to in-house staff, to reduce ongoing deficits from operations, or to substitute for third party reimbursement. Support for capital equipment is rarely provided. Kynett funding may not be utilized for routine medical care unless such services are provided as an essential component of a program to test innovative methods of health service delivery.

Applicants should indicate whether their proposal should be considered for the CCRI or another focus area.

The application deadlines are April 15th and October 15th of each year. Applications received by the relevant deadline and containing all the required information will be reviewed by a Board committee and the full Board of Trustees.

Successful applicants will be notified in December, following the October deadline, and in June, following the April deadline.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Marge Brennan, Grants Manager or

The Edna G. Kynett Memorial Foundation
Plaza 16 Suite 102
16 E. Lancaster Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003

Phone: 610-896-3868
Fax: 610-896-3869

Pennsylvania: Philadelphia, Bucks, Delaware, Chester, Montgomery, Berks, and Lehigh Counties; New Jersey: Camden County; Delaware: New Castle County

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