Success Stories

Comprehensive Mental Health Services, Inc. was recently awarded a $61,600 grant from the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, Jackson County Community Children’s Service Fund to provide school-based intervention services. CMHS Prevention Specialists bring psychosocial groups into the school setting covering various topics: anger management, coping with anger/anxiety, drug prevention, risk...

The YMCA of Greater Kansas City was recently awarded a $243,243 grant from the Jackson County Community Children’s Services Fund to support the salaries of an existing Behavior Specialist, and one new Behavior Coach position in Y-Club, and two new Behavior Specialist positions in Head Start. Behavior Specialists provide individualized assessments, classroom...

Developing Potential Inc. (DPI) was recently awarded a $50,000 grant from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City – Applicant Defined Grant to support the salary of their Increase Access to Services program’s full-time registered nurse. Developing Potential Inc. serves adults with developmental disabilities with onsite day services, offsite program activities, and employment support. The Increase Access to Services program provides extensive medical support to individuals attending DPI’s onsite Day Services program, as-needed support to off-site Day Services and Employment Connections participants, and health training to staff and individuals receiving services. The program supports better health for all individuals at DPI, increases program participation, and improves quality of life for all participants.

TNC Community was recently awarded a $60,467 grant from the Mid-America Regional Council to support the purchase of two handicap-accessible minivans. The funding provided by the Mid-America Regional Council will provide two replacement minivans.  Each requested minivan will travel approximately 6,000 miles per year and will support between 45...

Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) was recently awarded a $5,723,005 Head Start, Year 4 Continuation grant from the Department of Health and Human Services to provide universal access to quality early childhood services. These services will include a high-quality, comprehensive program using Creative Curriculum for Preschool. This curriculum...