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Bike For the Brain (B4B) Grant

Grants to Kansas and Missouri Nonprofits for
Mental Health Programs in the Kansas City Area

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Foundation / Corporation

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Bike For the Brain (B4B)

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Grants of $5,000 to Kansas and Missouri nonprofit organizations for programs, projects, and services to improve the lives of individuals with mental health disorders in the Kansas City area. Funding is intended to support both new and ongoing programs, capacity building, and organizational operations and services.

B4B seeks to educate, engage, and encourage the community to reduce the serious consequences of mental health illnesses, including the 25 year lower life expectancy for people diagnosed with a serious mental illness and 15% of people with these illness who may lose their lives to the struggle. B4B provides hope, encouragement, connections, and empowerment with the belief that all people with mental illness can recover and take control of a productive and fulfilling life. B4B seeks to provide funding for programs and services that address these challenges.

B4B's funding priorities include but are not limited to:

- Education, awareness, and outreach to people not receiving adequate mental health services
- Integration of physical wellness and mental wellness
- Increasing participation of people with mental illness in community events that encourage recovery
- Peer support, role modeling, and other consumer-provided services
- Encouraging creative expression as a part of recovery
- Advocacy for permanent supportive housing and other community-based living
- Non-medication strategies for self-support
- Education about effective use of evidence-based medicine in recovery

Grant recipients will participate as community partners in the 2019 Bike for the Brain event which will take place on Labor Day, September 2, 2019. They will provide assistance such as hosting a rest stop, volunteering and volunteer recruitment, marketing, donating prizes and/or refreshments, and planning assistance.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 183033

Number of Grants:

Bike for the Brain will award grants to six local organizations.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Bike for the Brain will award local organizations $5,000 each.

Term of Contract:

The 2019 Bike for the Brain event, in which recipient organizations participate as community partners, will take place on Labor Day, September 2, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status that provide a project, program, or service which enhances the lives of people with mental health disorders in the Kansas City area may apply for a grant.

Organizations that do not have 501(c)(3) status may apply through an affiliation with a 501(c)(3) organization.

Pre-Application Information:

Please submit your complete proposal electronically no later than April 12, 2019.

Bike for the Brain will award the grants in the spring of 2019.

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Grant Coverage Areas:

Kansas City Area

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Kansas;   Missouri