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Five Topeka organizations awarded over $100K by Kansas Health Foundation

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Published: Nov. 5, 2019 at 2:23 PM CST
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The Kansas Health Foundation awarded over $109,000 to several Topeka organizations.

Five different organizations received awards totaling $109,088 for health-improvement projects.

Organizations Awarded:
  • Breakthrough House - $25,000 (impact grant): Provide nutrition education classes, healthy food snack shop, physical activity opportunities and commit to becoming a smoke-free facility to reduce health complications and elevate quality of life for Shawnee County consumers.
  • Florence Crittenton Services of Topeka - $25,000 (capacity building grant): Upgrade information technology infrastructure to make telehealth services available to families seeking access to care for children in need of psychiatric residential treatment facility services and post-discharge services throughout the state.
  • Greater Topeka Partnership Foundation - $12,500 (impact grant): To hire a grocery store consultant to conduct a market feasibility study on bringing a full-service grocery store to Central Topeka to reduce food insecurity among adults and youth in Topeka and Shawnee County.
  • Sent, Inc. - $24,956 (capacity building grant): To hire a bookkeeper and consultant to implement a system for finance and grant monitoring, develop a fundraising strategy, provide training for staff and board members to strategically deliver programming and increase staff efficiency to expand tutoring and nutrition education to youth in the Hi-Crest neighborhood of Topeka.
  • Youth Volunteer Corps - $21,632 (capacity building grant): To hire a Kansas School Coordinator to expand access to youth service programs focused on service-learning opportunities, healthy lifestyle projects and academic success for disadvantaged youth in Sedgwick and Shawnee counties.

The program provides grants of up to $25,000 to organizations striving for educational attainment, access to care, healthy behaviors, or civil and community engagement.

The KHF awarded over

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