By Robin Blakely

February 15, 2020

The Greater Lee’s Summit Healthcare Foundation (GLSHF) has announced the recipients of the 2020 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 $65,475 were awarded to 11 Grant Awardees to support a wide range of nonprofit program needs.

Developing Potential $7,500
This grant award is for equipment for participants with special needs and physical challenges. The Flex Massagers and Massage Chairs help those with muscle and movement restrictions. More than 160 special needs citizens will be served.

John Knox Village $8,700
This grant award is for equipment for use in the 60-bed rehab center. The CrossFit Trainer is a recumbent trainer that focuses on fitness goals that can help reduce falls. More than 175 seniors will be served.

ReDiscover $10,000
This grant award provides specialty care for those who do not have access to monitor diabetes and High Blood Pressure. The program will serve 1,500 people annually and provide 200 Glucometer kits, 100 Blood Pressure Cuffs, 80 boxes of testing strips, and more.

Truman Medical Center Charitable Foundation $9,000
This grant award will impact the health for newborns by providing education for new parents and related equipment that can help prevent SIDS. The program will purchase 21 HALO bassinets and provide 2000 babies with HALO sleep sacks.

CASA of Jackson County $3,000
This grant award will provide emergency healthcare assistance to meet the needs of kids who are displaced and in foster care. More than 250 requests are anticipated annually to serve abused and neglected children within the program.

Coldwater of Lee’s Summit $3,000
This grant award will provide food support for the Friends Day Saturday lunches that occur twice a month and serve 80 to 200 children and seniors.

Hillcrest $3,000
This grant award will provide funding to support transportation to health-related appointments and prescription medication for the 192 adults and children served annually.

Pro Deo Youth Center $5,000

This grant award will serve teens that are struggling to connect or need help to maintain their mental well-being. The program offers a safe place for more than 70 teens with programming on multiple days each week across the year.

Lee’s Summit Cares $6,675

This grant award will support the Suicide Prevention and Zero Reasons Why campaign that serves a Lee’s Summit audience of more than 7000 students.

The Summit Church $4,000
This grant award will provide general food support for kids across the summer who need midday meals.

The program served 12,477 lunches in 2019.

Meals on Wheels $5,600
This grant award will provide ongoing general food support for the elderly. More than 265 healthy meals are delivered weekly to homebound individuals across the greater Lee’s Summit community.

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 Grant applications are due October 31st each year and awarded the following February.