BikeWalkKC has been awarded $70,000 from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City (HCF) to expand our current Safe Routes to School work and engage the wider community, building a community network of care in under served areas of Kansas City. We believe that all neighborhoods, especially those with limited transportation access and poor health outcomes, deserve quality places to live, work and play and access to physical activity.
This grant will allow us to increase staffing resources, especially with the addition of community organizers and leaders to support neighborhoods creating a culture around safe walking and biking activities. Our existing efforts to increase the number of students who walk to school will be strengthened by increasing partnerships with community organizations, neighborhoods, and other stakeholders.
For ten years the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas has been a leading champion of active living and healthy lifestyles in our region. They support a variety of programming, planning, and public policy work to improve the built environment and improve health outcomes for the uninsured and under-insured.
“We are proud to support the work these organizations are doing to remove barriers to health care for the most vulnerable populations in our service area,”
Bridget McCandless, M.D.
President/CEO, Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City
BikeWalkKC’s grant is one of twelve Applicant Defined Grants awarded this month, totaling more than $500,000. This is our fourth grant from the Foundation, and we are grateful for their support of our mission to redefine our streets as places for people to build a culture of active living.