Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City awards $2.65 million in grants

Twenty-three Kansas City area nonprofits that work to promote healthy eating and exercise or discourage tobacco use are sharing $2.65 million in grants from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City.

The foundation’s 2016 Healthy Communities awards range from $200,000 to help After the Harvest provide fresh fruits and vegetables to food banks down to about $40,000 to DeLaSalle Education Center for nutrition education.

Other grant recipients getting awards:

Argentine Neighborhood Development Association; BikeWalkKC; City of Independence Health Department; Communities Creating Opportunity; Cultivate KC; Developmental Disability Services of Jackson County; Episcopal Community Services.

KC Healthy Kids; Harvesters-The Community Food Network; Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council; Johnson County Mental Health; Kansas City Community Gardens; Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences; Mattie Rhodes Center.

Niles Home for Children; Rosedale Development Association; The Food Conservancy; Tri-County Mental Health Services; Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kan., Public Health Department (two grants); Upper Room.

The foundation will announce its 2016 mental health grants in August and its 2016 “safety net” grants in December.

Diane Stafford: 816-234-4359, @kcstarstafford