Cass Community Health Foundation receives $230,000 in grants

KANSAS CITY, Mo., (Dec. 14, 2017) – Cass Community Health Foundation (CCHF) recently received a number of grants from local partner foundations. CCHF was awarded $180,000 from Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City (HCF) and $50,000 from REACH Healthcare Foundation.

HCF awarded $180,000 to CCHF’s safety net dental clinic, Cass County Dental Clinic, through their safety net funding opportunities. The goal of HCF’s funding is to support greater access to a safety net of services that provide safe, timely, efficient, equitable, integrated, affordable and quality health care and oral health care. The funding will be used to provide urgent and non-urgent dental treatment to 3,386 children and adolescents through 6,772 dental visits in 2018. These children are at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines.

Cass County Dental Clinic also received funding from REACH Healthcare Foundation. REACH Healthcare Foundation selected CCHF and the clinic as a core operating partner and was given a $50,000 2018 Core Operating Partner grant. Core Operating Partner grants are awarded to organizations focused on increasing access to health coverage and quality health care.

Cass County Dental Clinic offers dental services to children and adolescents age zero to 20 who are low-income uninsured or insured by Missouri Medicaid. In 2016, the clinic, treated 3,150 underserved children at its two locations in Belton and Harrisonville, Missouri.

“We could not operate our safety net dental clinic without grant support. Organizations like Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City and REACH Healthcare Foundation are vital to creating healthier smiles for low-income youth in Cass County,” Cynthia Randazzo, CCHF president, said.

For more information about the clinic, call 816-322-7600.