Kahoka To Receive $265,896 Grant To Improve Sidewalks and Bike Paths
Foundation Awards Grants to Local Organizations. Funding Supports Organizations That Improve Health Across Missouri
(ST. LOUIS) – Three northeast Missouri nonprofits have received a total of $341,896 in grants from the Missouri Foundation for Health (MFH). Grant funding supports nonprofit organizations that work to improve the health of thousands of Missourians.
The local grants are part of a $5.7 million round of funding recently approved by MFH’s Board of Directors. Click on an organization’s highlighted name to be directed to its website.
One grant comes through MFH’s Healthy & Active Communities (H&AC) funding initiative. H&AC targets community-based organizations reaching populations at increased risk of developing obesity, including women and children, racial and ethnic groups and low-income individuals and families. The grant recipient is:
Clark County Health Department, Kahoka, $265,896. Funding helps the northeast Missouri health department promote wellness and exercise to schools, businesses, seniors and people with special care needs by improving area sidewalks and bike paths.
One grant comes through MFH’s General Support for Advocacy (GSA) funding program. These grants support nonprofits involved in health-related public policy advocacy work on behalf of Missouri residents. The grant was awarded to:
Northeast Missouri Rural Health Network, Kirksville, $66,000. With funding, the northeast Missouri organization continues to advocate for better access to, and quality of, health care services for rural residents.
One grant comes through MFH’s Mental Health & Substance Abuse (MHSA) program. MHSA currently supports nonprofits’ efforts to assist patients experiencing “co-occurring” mental illness and substance abuse disorders. The grant recipient is:
Mark Twain Behavioral Health, Hannibal, $10,000. The northeast Missouri organization is using funding to further develop its dual disorders treatment program.
Established in 2000, MFH is the largest nongovernmental funder of community health activities in Missouri. MFH is in its ninth year of grantmaking, having issued more than
$434 million in grants and awards to date. It is dedicated to improving the health of unserved and underserved residents in 84 Missouri counties and the City of St. Louis.