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Sunflower Foundation Capacity Building Grant Program

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Sunflower Foundation
Oct 19, 2023

Elizabeth Burger
785.232.3000, Ext. 112

Gabrielle Talavera
785.232.3000, Ext. 116

Brandon Skidmore
785.232.3000, Ext. 105


The Sunflower Foundation Capacity Building Grant Program will provide funding to help health-related nonprofit organizations in Kansas build their organizational capacity and, subsequently, their capacity to serve Kansans.

Organizational capacity improvements include, but are not limited to:

  • Enhancing business functions such as accounting, bookkeeping, and data management
  • Amplifying communications at all levels such as website design, social media, and brochures
  • Diversifying revenue streams
  • Increasing capacity for grant writing and grant management
  • Strengthening leadership and team culture; enhancing staff/volunteer recruitment and retention
  • Supporting board and staff development
  • Strengthening advocacy/public policy skills
  • Building and sustaining day-to-day operation

Eligible applicants are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and state/local governments that are working in collaboration with cross-sector partners to serve critical health and/or social issues and address community challenges to enhance local systems of care.

Examples of applicants include, but are not limited to:

  • Federally Qualified Health Centers
  • Community Health Centers
  • Primary Care Clinics
  • Rural Health Clinics
  • Free Clinics
  • Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics
  • Community Mental Health Centers
  • Safety Net Dental Clinics
  • Critical Access Hospitals

Priority will be given to applicants that:

  • Effectively demonstrate they are meeting a need that is critical to individual and/or community health in a place or space where few or no other organizations are addressing this need
  • Have been historically overlooked by other grant opportunities due to lack of capacity and/or reduced access to resources or connections
  • Consistently face limited options for long-term revenue streams because the services they deliver, while critical, do not fit into a service-fee model or similar method for routine reimbursement
  • Do not currently have significant resources, endowments, or other assets
  • Agree to participate in a Sunflower-supported learning collaborative(s) focused on capacity building
  • Clearly identify their own deliverables based on the organization's unique needs; and describe how flexible funding via core operating support will help meet those deliverables
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $25,000
Project period: 1 year

Application process

Links to additional guidance, application instructions, and the online application portal are available on the program website.

Tagged as
Clinics · Critical Access Hospitals · Federally Qualified Health Centers · Fundraising · Grant writing · Healthcare business and finance · Healthcare needs and services · Hospitals · Policy · Rural Health Clinics · Kansas

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