The LiveWell Grant program creates opportunities for the Liberty Hospital Foundation to partner with other local non-profits to positively impact the health and wellness of our community. Since 2015, the program has distributed $400,000 and supported programs that increase access to care, provide mental health resources, and reduce rates of chronic disease for thousands of people.
2019 -2020 LiveWell Grant Recipients:
Twenty three applications were received for consideration in 2019, requesting $230,000 of support. A committee of ten representatives from the Liberty Hospital Foundation Board reviewed applications on an array of criteria. Based on projected proceeds from the Liberty Hospital Half Marathon and Jewell 5K, ten grants were awarded of $10,000 each for a grand total of $100,000 in funding.
Clay County Clothes Closet – New clothing for 1,300 at-risk youth, who are at high risk for bullying and self-harm, and who may not otherwise have clothing appropriate for school, work, or community activities.
The Coterie – Dramatic Health Education Initiatives and Project DAYLIGHT. The goal of the program is to provide resources and space for open discussion about the pressures of being a teen and reduce the intention of teens to practice high-risk behaviors and find healthy coping mechanisms.
Excelsior Springs SAFE (Substance Abuse Free Environments) – Development and distribution of Roots of Resilience ToolBook to provide guidance for at least 100 community leaders on addressing adverse childhood experiences and creating resilience and trauma-informed initiatives in their homes, churches, schools, court systems, organizations, and businesses.
Feed Northland Kids – BackSnack program will provide one full school year of weekend meals to 40 students in the Liberty Hospital service area.
Friends of Clay County CASA, Inc. – Healthy Futures initiatives to provide normalizing experiences for foster children through extracurricular activities and extensive orthodontia care not covered by Medicaid.
In As Much Ministry – Expansion of their all-volunteer food pantry’s services to an additional 250 individuals through increased purchase of food from Harvesters Community Food Network, retail food purchases, milk vouchers from Price Chopper, and the ability to purchase goods that address special dietary needs such as: gluten free, dairy free, nut free, and sugar free foods.
Liberty Community Health Action Team (LCHAT) – Providing scholarships to individuals to participate in health and wellness programs at Norterre, hosting free A1C testing at Hy-Vee, a vaping education and cessation program with Liberty Public Schools, and transportation for seniors to attend evidence-based fitness programs through the arthritis foundation at Liberty Silver Center.
Liberty Meals on Wheels – Expansion of current program to ensure recipients are not turned away through lack of funding, and increase awareness to recruit more program volunteers.
Liberty Parks and Recreation Foundation – Increase last year’s scholarship funds by 50% and can reach an estimated 135 additional children.
Rebuilding Together KC – Funding the Safe at Home program to partially assist with 100 projects in the Liberty Hospital service area to support critical components such as: building materials and supplies, occupational and physical therapist home assessments to determine needs, project management, contractor costs, and administration.
Past LiveWell Grantees: