Success Stories

The Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) was recently awarded a $3,089 grant from ArtsKC Ovation to investment in the H&R Block Artspace, KCAI’s on-campus museum.  This museum is an investment in people, programs and projects that make the arts more accessible, that sustain a vibrant and thriving arts community, and that support traditions of excellence as well as innovation and entrepreneurship in the arts.

Te Deum was recently awarded a $2,300 grant from ArtsKC to provide mission support. Support for Te Deum’s mission will help the agency continue providing high-quality choral concerts that connect with audience members in unique and personal ways and educate audience members. Te Deum sustains the region’s vibrant arts...

YMCA of Greater Kansas City recently received a grant for $120,000 from the Health Forward Foundation, Healthy Communities to support staffing, research and data collection, convening multi-sector partners, the creation of customized technology platforms, and demonstration pilots. The Y will engage multiple stakeholders to discuss transforming traditional corporate...

Girls in the Know (GITK) was recently awarded a $21,500 grant from Centene Corporation to support our school-based programming for under-served pre-teen girls.  Our programs build stronger communities through education and introduce communication on important topics. The program’s workshops are broken into weekly 1.5-hour sessions. Women who...

KidsTLC recently received a grant for $179,699 from the Health Forward Foundation, Mental Health to support the continued development and expansion of KidsTLC’s Lotus Clinic. This funding will help support the overall sustainability of the clinic and the vital services it provides to under-served and under-insured families. This funding will assist over 2,000 youth through over 10,500 encounters.  In addition to underwriting salaries and contract fees for critical positions, funds will be used to help our clinicians receive additional training in specific evidenced-based specialty areas, as well as increase the community’s awareness of the clinic’s services.