Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City awards $2.24 million in grants

06/11/2014 11:52 AM

06/11/2014 8:13 PM

The Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City on Wednesday awarded $2.24 million to 20 nonprofit organizations that promote healthy lifestyles in the community.

The Healthy Lifestyles grants support community programs that aim to increase access to healthy food and safe places to be physically active and reduce exposure to tobacco among the uninsured and underserved residents of the community.

The foundation said it selected the 20 nonprofits from a pool of 61 proposals that sought $8.9 million in funding.

The largest grants were awarded to Kansas City Community Gardens Inc. ($225,000), KC Healthy Kids ($216,239) and BikeWalkKC ($203,764).

The foundation began its grant making in 2005 and has awarded more than $185 million to agencies that address health care needs in the community. For more information, go to www.hcfgkc.org.

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