Philanthropy. In action.
Health Forward Foundation is igniting a culture of health by tackling pressing issues for those most in need. Through partnership and advocacy, we are working to transform communities so everyone has an opportunity for better health. Since it began grantmaking in 2005, Health Forward has awarded approximately $270 million to agencies addressing health needs in the community.
A desire for change, for racial and economic equity, and for healthier communities lies at the core of every effort we undertake.
USING OUR PLATFORM
We are reshaping the way people understand and talk about racial, economic, and health equity. And we are aligning our invested resources in a way that advances our purpose and has a positive impact on the people and communities we serve.
Our intended impact
A purpose-driven approach to community health
Healthy people need healthy communities. We recognize that health equity, racial justice, and economic inclusion overlap. We cannot have one without the other. We also recognize that our effort to build racial equity and economically just systems commits us to changing the systems under which we all live. These changes mean healthier people, an increase in community power, and creating equitable and just places.
Where we make our impact
Health Forward forms community partnerships in, urban, suburban, and rural communities on both sides of the state line.
- Cass County
- Jackson County
- Kansas City, MO (including portions of Clay and Platte counties)
- Lafayette County
- Allen County
- Johnson County
- Wyandotte County
Health Forward’s funding service area was established by the Missouri State Attorney General in 2002 and is made up of the communities previ