Kansas Grant Challenge


Kansas has seen the greatest decline in health rankings over the past 30 years, including an increase in the number of families that lack health care coverage. Additionally, in 2018, the number of children in foster care in Kansas hit record highs and there are significant racial disparities in the system. Children with special needs have an even more challenging time accessing services that can support their long-term needs. These issues not only affect the children in the system. They affect families, social workers, attorneys, judges, administrators, health care workers and caretakers.

The CareSource Foundation, through the CareSource Foundation Grant Challenge, recognized 10 community-based organizations and nonprofits working to improve health conditions. These groups help secure access to specialized services for children with disabilities, and support Kansas families to improve overall health and well-being of foster children and families across the state.

Congratulations to the winners!

Nearly 15,000 votes were cast in the CareSource Foundation Kansas Grant Challenge. Click here to read the announcement of the Grant Challenge winners.

First-place Winner – $50,000 

Youth Core Ministries, Greensburg

Second-place Winner – $25,000 

Kansas Children’s Service League, Wichita

Second-place Winner – $25,000 

Care Beyond the Boulevard, Kansas City

Third-place Winner – $20,000 

Holy Family Medical, Topeka

Third-place Winner – $20,000 

Kansas City Dream Center, Kansas City

Semi-finalist Organizations – $5,000 

Bethel Neighborhood Center, Kansas City

Capper Foundation, Topeka

Just Food of Douglas County, Lawrence

SENT, Topeka

YOUTHRIVE, Overland Park