EIN 20-0167282

Health Forward Foundation

IRS 501(c) type
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Health Forward Foundation is on a mission to achieve Health equity and secure a fair and just region through leadership, advocacy, and resources.
Also known as...
Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City
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Program areas at Health Forward Foundation

Safety net Health Care funding activities promote the development of a Health Care delivery system that provides easy access to quality Health Care resulting in better Health, better Care and lower cost. Funding to safety net providers are those that deliver a significant level of Health Care to uninsured, medicaid, and other vulnerable patients. Core safety net providers maintain a commitment to serve all patients regardless of their ability to pay.
Healthy lifestyles funding activities promote healthy eating, active living and/or discouraging tobacco use for the uninsured and underserved in the Foundation's service area. The overall goal of the Foundation's funding is to create community environments that can reinforce healthy choices.
Mental Health funding activities emphasize behavioral Health services for children and adults, and family violence. Funding is provided for support and treatment, prevention, and advocacy.
Special initiatives/advocacy grants and awards to address special initiatives within the mission of the Foundation. Among the $5.4 million grants in other program services, $691,100 were covid-19 responsive grants.

Grants made by Health Forward Foundation

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Kansas City Medical Society FoundationProject Access - Specialty Care for the Uninsured (Year 12)$400,000
United Way of Greater Kansas CityPromise 1000 (Year 6)$300,000
KC CARE Health CenterKC Care Behavioral Health Program$250,000
...and 235 more grants made totalling $15,414,406

Personnel at Health Forward Foundation

Qiana ThomasonPresident and Chief Executive Officer$356,596
Qiana Thomasonpresident/CeoQiana Thomasonpresident and Chief Executive Officer
Richard ZimmerChief Financial Officer and Assistant Treasurer$241,591
Brenda CalvinChief of Staff$108,856
Christie BriscoeCfa Chief Administrative , Financial , and Investment Officer
...and 21 more key personnel

Financials for Health Forward Foundation

RevenuesFYE 12/2021
Total grants, contributions, etc.$0
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$12,761,625
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$32,218,452
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$44,980,077

Form 990s for Health Forward Foundation

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-122021-11-11990View PDF
2019-122021-04-02990View PDF
2018-122020-01-03990View PDF
2017-122018-11-15990View PDF
2016-122018-03-14990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s
Data update history
April 17, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 8 new personnel
August 16, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
August 4, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 8 new personnel
August 4, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
August 23, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
Nonprofit Types
Grantmaking organizationsPublic health orgsHealth organizationsHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
Political advocacyLobbyingOperates internationallyState / local levelTax deductible donations
General information
2300 Main St 304
Kansas City, MO 64108
Metro area
Kansas City, MO-KS
Website URL
(816) 241-7006
Facebook page
Twitter profile
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
E70: Public Health Programs
NAICS code, primary
813211: Grantmaking Foundations
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Central organization
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