Foundation / Corporation
Wyandotte Health Foundation (WHF)
Grants to Wyandotte County, Kansas nonprofit organizations and public entities to collaboratively promote cultural awareness and a trauma-based approach to health care. Funding is intended to support the development and implementation of a cross-sector collaborative designed to integrate and align services from different sectors to promote safety, healing, and resilience.
The Wyandotte Health Foundation has a deep interest in promoting cultural awareness and trauma-informed approaches to care. The Foundation believes that these approaches can play important roles in improving communication between patients and providers and in identifying underlying causes of physical and mental/emotional health conditions. Not only do these approaches improve the care process, but they are important steps in improving population health consistent with current understanding of the social determinants of health. Given the social conditions in much of Wyandotte County, the Foundation believes that attention to cultural awareness and trauma-informed approaches to care across a broad array of health care, social, and educational providers can make a meaningful contribution to the health and well-being of the community.
Culture is about more than simply the language one speaks. Culture is the knowledge, beliefs, customs, and values members of a society share. “Cultural awareness” involves observing and being conscious of similarities and contrasts between cultural groups and the ways in which culture may affect different people's approach to health, illness and healing. The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration construes “trauma-informed care” as an organizational structure and treatment framework that involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma. “Trauma” is defined here as the impact of violence, abuse, neglect, loss, disaster, war and other emotionally harmful experiences on individuals and families
Wyandotte Health Foundation will give the highest consideration for funding to programs or providers of projects that:
- Increase providers’ ability to support and effectively deliver primary health care services.
- Involve collaborative efforts among organizations working to improve health outcomes in Wyandotte County.
- Demonstrate efforts to minimize duplication.
- Encourage a holistic approach to addressing health issues.
- Foster creative health care solutions.
- Leverage additional funding, both private and public.
- Do not replace or supplant existing funding.
- Demonstrate culturally appropriate practices at all levels of the organization.
- Have clearly established measurable outcomes and the ability to monitor and report them.
GrantWatch ID#: 185371
To be considered as a potential Wyandotte Health Foundation grantee, your organization must:
- Non-profits and public entities.
- Demonstrate that all funding will be used to serve Wyandotte County residents.
In general, the Wyandotte Health Foundation will NOT award grants to the following:
- Direct support to individuals for projects or scholarships.
- Budget deficits or debt reduction.
- Activities that exclusively benefit members of sectarian or religious organizations.
- Efforts that directly influence legislation or support candidates for office.
- Annual fund drives or events.
- Building/capital campaigns.
- Medical research.
The Wyandotte Health Foundation does not fund requests from individuals.
Application deadline: March 15, 2019 (noon deadline). Applicants will be notified of awards in May 2019.
Additional Information: https://wyhealthfdn.smapply.io/prog/cross-sector_collaboration_fy19/
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
USA: Kansas: Wyandotte County