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Impact and Capacity Grants (ICG)

Grants to Kansas Nonprofits, Agencies, and Churches
for Programs that Improve Health Outcomes for Individuals

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Kansas Health Foundation (KHF)

Deadline Date:

09/17/18 5:00 PM CST


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Grants of up to $25,000 to Kansas nonprofits, churches, and government agencies for programs that will enhance the health of state residents. Funding is focused on four key impact areas: healthy behaviors, educational attainment, access to care, and civic and community engagement.

These funds are designed to support KHF’s strategic efforts to make progress in one or more KHF impact areas through flexible, time-sensitive support for project, policy-specific or capacity building requests from mission-aligned applicant organizations targeting Kansans with the greatest need and least access/economic opportunity.

Organizations can apply for one of two categories: impact grants or organizational capacity-building grants.

KHF prioritizes serving populations experiencing the greatest disparities in health outcomes because of social and economic constructs. KHF uses education level, income, race, ethnicity, gender, and mental health as lenses to identify inequities and guide its work.

Available funding is designed to support:
- New effort(s), referring to a new project, initiative or other work in which the organization has not previously engaged, or
- Expansion effort(s), where the organization has identified a sustainable way to serve new populations or additional geographic areas, for example, through a previously-established program or initiative.

As it relates to proposals for capacity building grants, preference is given to non-recurring internal capacity building needs of organizations addressing health disparities which adversely affect groups of people who have systematically experienced greater obstacles to health based on their racial or ethnic group, socioeconomic status, education level, gender, or mental health.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 173150

Estimated Size of Grant:

This initiative provides grants up to $25,000.

Term of Contract:

The maximum grant term is two years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible organizations are Kansas nonprofits classified as:
- Tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code – sub-sections 509(a)(1) or 501(a)(2).
- Government entity with a Federal Employer Identification number
- Church with a Group Ruling Letter

Eligible applicants are qualifying Kansas organizations whose missions align with KHF’s, and whose efforts complement KHF's funding strategies and have the potential to contribute to measurable impact within one or more of KHF's impact areas.

Grant funds may not be used for any of the following activities:
- Medical research
- Contributions to capital campaigns
- Operating deficits or retirement of debt
- Construction projects, real estate acquisitions, or endowments, not part of a Foundation-initiated program
- Vehicles, such as vans or busses
- Medical equipment
- Direct mental health services
- Direct medical services
- Grants to individuals
- Annual fund drives
- Fundraising events

Pre-Application Information:

Proposals are accepted between June 1, 2018, and September 17, 2018 by 5:00PM CST. All prospective applicants should carefully review KHF’s mission and strategic focus, as well as the funding criteria, before applying.

For both of the grant types listed above: 1) Proposals must be submitted using KHF’s online proposal system, and 2) Approved proposals must agree to receive funds via electronic funds transfer.

Only one proposal may be submitted each year – either for an Impact Grant or for a Capacity-Building Grant. Those organizations with multiple branches/programs/locations across the state may submit only one proposal per location per year.

Awards will be announced by December 1, 2018.

Contact Information:

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

Apply for an Impact Grant:

Apply for a Capacity Building Grant:

Gina Hess, Grants Associate

Kansas Health Foundation
309 E. Douglas
Wichita, KS 67202

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Kansas