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Foundation Awards Grants to Six Nonprofits

The Greater Lee’s Summit Healthcare Foundation recently announced the recipients of its 2015 grant awards.

The foundation, which promotes health and well-being in the Lee’s Summit area, provides grants annually to support health-related projects in the following areas:

  • Research

  • Education

  • Public Training Programs

  • Programs in Schools

  • Clinics for indigent care

  • Equipment

  • Services

Since 2004, the foundation has distributed more than $500,000 in nonprofit grants and educational scholarships. This year, grant funds totaling $62,434 will be distributed to six grant awardees to support the following programs:

Coldwater of Lee’s Summit: Awarded $3,000 for their “Friends’ Day lunches.”

ReDiscover: Awarded $5,000 for fitness equipment for the new Wellness Center Library

LS CARES: Awarded $10,000 for the LSR7 Student Assistance Program (SAP), a “comprehensive, school-based program designed to provide a framework for increasing student success by reducing barriers to learning.”

Hope House: Awarded $15,000 for “upgrades to the shelter’s kitchen and integrating health and nutritional education into program offerings for clients.”

Metro CARE: Awarded $15,000 for a one-year period of care provider recruitment in Lee’s Summit.

Pro Deo Youth Center: Awarded $14,434 for a “Healthy Lifestyles Challenge,” designed to “equip Lee’s Summit youth to begin living healthy lifestyles by investing in emotional, nutritional, and physical health.”

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