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A Fresh New Approach to Making Healthy Food More Accessible
May 19, 2018

The Sunflower Foundation joined Amerigroup, Cowley First-Cowley County Economic Development, and Honor Capital to launch the Anchor Mobile Food Market -- an innovative public-private partnership to address food insecurity in our rural communities. It is estimated that 1 in 6 Kansans is affected by food insecurity, even though they live in the nation’s breadbasket. In fact, Feeding America reports that more than 138,000 Kansas children are food insecure, partly because more than half of the 675 incorporated towns in Kansas do not have a grocery store. 

Native nations come together to address health challenges
February 26, 2018

The four tribes in Kansas came together five years ago—for the first time in collective memory—to work on ways to improve their communities’ health. “It’s very difficult to improve upon all of," our tribes' needs,” said Kickapoo Councilman Russell Bradley. "But by networking resources, we are helping each other find the best path. I think the Tribal Health Summit has helped with that."

Transforming Topeka, One Step at a Time
January 24, 2018

Gage Park is one of our state capital’s oldest and largest public green spaces, with more than a million visitors each year. Until recently, it hasn’t had many trails to safely get people from one part to another, whether by foot, wheelchair, or bike. But that is changing.

"Place Matters," Sunflower Foundation 2017 Annual Report
November 27, 2017In Sunflower’s 2017 Annual Report, we are sharing stories from a variety of Kansas communities that we think shed light on why place matters. This report highlights the stories of people who are Kansans either by birth or by choice, working to make their community a better place. When we build better places, we make better lives.
Announcing the Advocacy Fellowship Class of 2018
November 7, 2017

We are proud to announce the Advocacy Fellowship Class of 2018. Over the coming year, this multi-sector class of 15 nonprofit leaders from across Kansas will further improve their advocacy skills, with a special emphasis on civil discourse and finding common ground to address issues of public concern.

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