Wyandotte Health Foundation

Wyandotte Health Foundation

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2014-2015 Grant Guidelines and Application

The Wyandotte Health Foundation (WHF) was created by the sale of Bethany Medical Center in October 1997. WHF is an independent 501(c)(3) organization not affiliated with any hospital. It continues, however, to maintain the commitment of the former Bethany hospital to serve the citizens of Wyandotte County, Kansas. WHF is governed by an independent Board of Directors that sits as a committee-of-the-whole to evaluate and award grants.


Prevention, Intervention & Education RFP
  May 23, 2014  5 p.m. CDT
Primary Care RFP
  July 11, 2014  5 p.m. CDT

Contact person: 

Denise St. Omer at stomer@gkccf.org or 816-627-3417.

Areas of Interest: 

WHF's mission is to promote and improve the health of Wyandotte County citizens, particularly the indigent, through grants and collaborative efforts. Therefore, WHF seeks to achieve this mission by focusing its grant making into two major categories:

  • Prevention, Intervention & Education Programs/projects that directly and positively change the health habits, behaviors and/or lifestyles of the indigent, uninsured and underinsured of Wyandotte County through prevention, intervention and education strategies.
  • Primary Health Care Programs/projects that deliver affordable and accessible primary health care directly to the indigent, uninsured and underinsured of Wyandotte County. Primary care is performed and/or managed by a personal physician often collaborating with other health professionals, and utilizing consultation or referral as appropriate. Primary care includes health promotion, disease prevention, health maintenance, counseling, patient education, diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses in a variety of ambulatory health care settings.

For 2014 – 2015, primary focus will be given to Primary Health Care, with a secondary focus on Prevention, Intervention & Education projects. Highest consideration for funding will be given to programs or providers of projects that:

  • Are located in Wyandotte County and directly serve Wyandotte County residents
  • Increase providers' ability to support and effectively deliver primary health care services to the indigent, uninsured and underinsured
  • Are collaborative efforts among health care providers
  • Demonstrate an effort to minimize duplication
  • Leverage additional funding, both private and public
  • Do not replace or supplant existing funding
  • Demonstrate cultural sensitivity (both interpretation/translation services and cultural awareness
  • Have clearly established measurable outcomes and the ability to monitor and report them
Grant Restrictions and Requirements: 

To be considered as a potential WHF grantee, your organization must:

  • Be a 501(c)(3) organization
  • Be located within Wyandotte County or Johnson County in Kansas, or Jackson County in Missouri
  • Demonstrate that all funding will be used primarily to serve Wyandotte County residents
Not Support: 

In general, WHF will NOT award grants to the following:

  • Direct support to individuals for projects or scholarships
  • Budget deficits or debt reduction
  • Activities that exclusively benefit the members of sectarian or religious organizations
  • Directly influence legislation or support candidates for office
  • Annual fund drives or events
  • Building/capital campaigns
  • Medical research
Grant Range: 

There is no minimum or maximum size for grants. In general, multi-year grants will not be considered.

Important Dates: 

Prevention, Intervention & Education RFP:

     Application made available: April 11, 2014
     Deadline: May 23, 2014 5 p.m. CDT
     Notification of decisions available: Mid-August

Primary Care RFP:

     Application made available: May 30, 2014
     Deadline: July 11, 2014 5 p.m. CDT
     Notification of decisions available: Mid-October

The Wyandotte Health Foundation will hold a grant information session on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at the West Wyandotte Public Library.  The grant information session will provide organizations with an opportunity to learn more about the Wyandotte Health Foundation’s funding priorities for the 2014-2015 grant cycles, as well as answer questions about the application and selection process.  

Date and time:
Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 3 p.m.
Who should attend:
Interested organizations, including current and recent grantees, are encouraged to attend the session.
West Wyandotte Library 
1737 North 82nd St. 
Kansas City, Kansas 66112
Procedures for Grant Seekers: 
  1. The Wyandotte Health Foundation contracts with the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation to receive and process applications for funding. 

  2. All proposals must be submitted online by 5:00 p.m. CST on the due date through the internet grant application module (IGAM).

  3. Requests for draft application feedback should be made at least two weeks prior to the grant deadline and scheduled with Miyesha McGriff at mcgriff@gkccf.org or 816-627-3429. Prior to your scheduled feedback call, please send your draft application to grants@gkccf.org or fax to 816-268-3236 using your IGAM My Account page.


iGAM Instructions: 
  1. Click here for the 2014 grant application.
  2. Users are encouraged to create a single username and password for your organization to be shared among staff.
  3. Save the IGAM homepage to your web browser favorites to access draft and submitted applications: www.grantrequest.com/SID_1164?SA=AM.
  4. A compatible web browser must be used, either Internet Explorer version 6 or higher or Fire Fox version 1.5 or higher and have cookies enabled.
  5. Once logged in, users can view pending and historical applications, but not applications saved under other usernames.
  6. If you have questions regarding IGAM, please contact the Donor Relations and Education Team at 816-627-3429 or grants@gkccf.org.

Grant guideline questions should be directed to Denise St. Omer at stomer@gkccf.org or 816-627-3417.

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