Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City Healthy Communities

Date Posted:
Deadline for Notice of Intent (NOI):11/01/17
Agency Deadline:02/14/18
Limit on Number of Proposals:Two- KU-L and KUMC: Considered independent organizations.
Sponsor Website:

The overall goal of the Healthy Communities RFP is to increase access and use of healthy foods, create safe environments for physical activity and support tobacco use prevention through resident-focused policy change.  Healthy Communities proposals will be rated on how well the application addresses the three following approaches:

  1. Equitable Engagement and Access –
    1. Engage community members in the conversation and solutions for building healthier communities, environments and policies
    2. Supports inclusive efforts to help promote community-based solutions
  2. Mobilization for Action –
    1. Strengthen core organizational operations and sustainable systems
    2. Increase awareness and skills of individuals and communities through culturally relevant education
    3. Organize and equip individuals and organizations to take action or influence policy
    4. Build public will that catalyzes and accelerates the field.
  3. Multi-Sector Collaboration –
    1. Reach out to non-traditional partners across multiple fields and sectors to create alignment and a stronger unified voice
    2. Align strategically with local, regional or state coalitions and networks

The Foundation anticipates awarding $2.65 million in Healthy Lifestyles grants.  Grants will be awarded for a period of up to two years. The Foundation will consider requests for no more than 75 percent of the cost of the proposed project. It is recommended that the remaining funds use a balanced approach of cash and in-kind resources. Applications for 2 year grants are required to provide a compelling explanation of why the proposed project requires multi-year funding. 

Limited Submission Proposals Procedure:
Notice of Intent Procedure:

If you are interested in submitting to this opportunity, please Click Here *  to submit a Notice of Intent form. You will be asked to provide your name and the names of any KU Co-PIs or senior personnel on the project team.

Please contact if you have questions or experience any difficulty submitting the NOI form.

Please submit your NOI form or send an email NOI to, by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 01, 2017.

If the number of interested parties exceeds the mandated limit, the respondents will be asked to submit a brief pre-proposal for review by an internal selection committee.

If you have any questions about the solicitation or the process described above, please contact Nancy Biles at or 864-7434.

Contact:Nancy Biles: 785-864-7434