February 16, 2019

By Robin Blakely

The Greater Lee’s Summit Healthcare Foundation (GLSHF) has announced the recipients of the 2019 Grant Awards.

GLSHF Board President John Beaudoin says, “The Foundation is proud to partner with the nonprofit sector of the greater Lee’s Summit area. By supporting health-focused programs across the spectrum of need, we are spotlighting and championing the collective effort to make the local community a healthy and vibrant one.”

Grant funds totaling $83,231 were awarded to 12 Grant Awardees to support a wide range of nonprofit program needs.

The 2019 Grant Recipients:

Developing Potential is awarded $8400. The grant will provide funds for health and wellness initiatives that include funding for a sensory cocoon for patrons with developmental disabilities.

Hope House receives a grant for $2831. The grant will fund one of two updated refrigerators for families that are working their way through domestic violence situations locally.

Lee’s Summit R7 Summit Technology Academy receives a grant for $7600. The grant will fund one of two pieces of vision screening equipment that will be a new addition to the health care training program offered at the Innovation Center campus.

Lee’s Summit CARES is awarded $12,000. The grant will provide part two of the suicide prevention program that has been expanded in the local schools.

Pro Deo Youth Program receives $15,900. These funds will help with the ongoing services that supply a safe space for team dinners and more. Pro Deo teaches youth how to socially interact and work past their challenges as they make their way through high school to adulthood.

Lee’s Summit Social Services is a new applicant and is awarded $5000. The grant will fund two new refrigerators that will help provide fresh food to local citizens in need of food assistance.

Lee’s Summit United Methodist Church is awarded $5000. The grant will support the ongoing program that supplies summer lunches for kids who receive free and reduced lunch utilized during the school year.

Coldwater of Lee’s Summit receives $3000. The grant will supply food and support for students that need additional assistance as they struggle with finding consistent healthy meals in their home environment during the school year.

Jackson County CASA is awarded $6000. Funds are for health-related school supplies for children who are caught in homes going through custody litigation and foster care.

Alive and Well is a new applicant and receives $5000. The grant will initiate a wellness program to Lee’s Summit by a local group of leaders who are committed to coaching ways to create a well-rounded lifestyle.

One Good Meal is awarded $7500. The grant will help the ongoing funding for meal delivery services to residents who are homebound. This long-standing program utilizes volunteers to follow through with the regular services they provide to local elderly residents in need.

Meals on Wheels is a new applicant and will receive $5000. The grant will help with the ongoing funding of meal delivery services to homebound residents.

The Greater Lee’s Summit Healthcare Foundation is dedicated to promoting health and well-being in the Lee’s Summit area, partnering with local organizations who are making a positive impact in the community. To apply for a grant, visit www.HealthyLeesSummit.org. Grant applications are due October 31st each year and awarded the following February.