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Grant Award Recipients

The Wyandotte Health Foundation is committed to investing in Wyandotte County and improving the health of our community.
We are excited to partner with various organizations who can help support the Foundation’s mission and values.  To learn more about our Foundation’s grantmaking, you can contact us at WHF@wyandottehealth.org.

Vaccine Education Grants

Three Kansas City metro area health foundations have awarded $271,600 in grants to 28 community and grassroots organizations to provide COVID-19 vaccine education to improve vaccination rates in communities of color, rural areas and in targeted neighborhoods where vaccine uptake has lagged.
The Health Forward Foundation, REACH Healthcare Foundation and Wyandotte Health Foundation partnered to create the Vaccine Education Equity Fund to support educational efforts focused on Black, Latinx, immigrant and refugee, and rural communities. The fund was designed to ensure that historically underserved communities receive timely and accurate information about COVID vaccines and their safety.

“We know that successful vaccine uptake is key to ensuring we can get back to normal. But it’s going to take all of us. This funding supports trusted community partners who provide clear and accurate information,” said Qiana Thomason, President and CEO, Health Forward Foundation.

The organizations selected for funding have demonstrated experience working with Black, Latinx, immigrant and refugee, and rural populations on health and other related issues. Emphasis also was placed on engaging organizations that use grassroots and community-focused outreach methods in their work. Grants were limited to a maximum of $10,000 and designed to be implemented within the calendar year.

“The organizations selected for funding offer unique perspectives on how to bridge vaccine concerns,” said Brenda Sharpe, President and CEO, REACH Healthcare Foundation. “Given the changing nature of vaccine information, it’s even more critical to enlist the expertise of these trusted partners.”

“These organizations are committed to their communities, and the projects they’ve planned clearly demonstrate that, said Cathy Harding, President and CEO, Wyandotte Health Foundation. “We’re so fortunate to partner with them on these important initiatives to provide information critically needed today.”
Grants in Kansas
Grants in Missouri

More Information

For more information on the Vaccine Education Equity Fund, contact:

Health Forward Foundation

Jennifer Sykes

REACH Healthcare Foundation

Pattie Mansur

Wyandotte Health Foundation

Randy Lopez

2022 COVID-19 Grants
Childhood Trauma
Primary Health Care Award Recipients
Behavioral Health Access
Special Initiatives