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Our Contributions: Overview

Investing in the people and programs that impact the health of Kansans

Beginning with our first grants awarded in 2001, the Sunflower Foundation has focused on investing its resources in organizations and programs that are focused on improving the health of Kansans.

These investments have been as diverse as the organizations and communities they have served and have included such projects as:

  • Strengthening the state’s health care safety net,
  • Improving opportunities for Kansans to be more physically active by partnering with communities to build walking and biking trails,
  • Empowering a growing number of Kansas leaders to become more effective advocates for their organizations and those they serve,
  • Supporting work that integrates physical and behavioral health, and
  • Building the capacity of health nonprofits to be stronger, more effective and have more impact.

Examples of special issue investments include providing support for a constitutional amendment that removed language taking away the right to vote for those who suffer from mental illness; supporting educational efforts that resulted in the passage of a clean indoor air law; and providing one-time sustainability support to help organizations delivering critical health services to Kansans continue their work during the recent national financial crisis.

For more information about our current work, please visit our "What We Do" programs page.

Cover photo: An aerial photo of Menninger Hill in Topeka, Kansas. The Sunflower Foundation will relocate to Menninger Hill in late 2020. Our home will be located directly south of the Tower Building (pictured in this report).