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Needs assessment to guide future KFA investments

Sunflower Foundation is in the process of identifying a vendor to develop an innovative and comprehensive statewide needs assessment of substance use disorder (SUD) systems and related work in Kansas that will help guide the long-term priorities and investments of the Kansas Fights Addiction Grant Review Board. KFA grant funds, which support organizations providing substance […]

RFA seeks organization to develop needs assessment of SUD systems in Kansas

Sunflower Foundation, on behalf of the Kansas Fights Addiction (KFA) Grant Review Board, has released a Request for Applications (RFA) inviting interested and eligible vendors to apply for the opportunity to develop a large-scale, innovative and comprehensive statewide needs assessment of substance use disorder (SUD) systems and related work in Kansas. Results of the needs […]

KFA grant review board awards $6 million to organizations

The Kansas Fights Addiction Grant Review Board has awarded a total of nearly $6 million for 35 projects across Kansas in support of substance abuse and addiction treatment services.  The Office of Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach announced the list of organizations that received funding through the KFA grant program’s first round of funding, which […]

Gabrielle Talavera foundation’s new program associate

Sunflower Foundation has a new program associate, but she’s not new to the foundation. Gabrielle Talavera, who has been a familiar face around the Sunflower Nonprofit Center since joining our team as a student intern in December 2021, recently graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor’s in Community Health and minors in Health […]

2nd round of KFA funding available

Are you ready to join the fight against substance abuse and addiction but needing some resources? Applications are now being accepted for a second round of funding through the Kansas Fights Addiction (KFA) grant program. The KFA grant program, which is using money recovered by the Kansas Attorney General’s Office through opioid legal settlements to […]

Dole Series explores challenges, opportunities in rural health care

For the first time in the five-year history of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Bob & Elizabeth Dole Series on Leadership, the Washington, D.C., think tank took the event outside the nation’s capital, partnering with Sunflower Foundation to bring a series of engaging discussions about the challenges and opportunities within rural health care to Kansas. The […]

Clinics, experts share experiences in Food is Medicine

Less than a year after hosting its first Food is Medicine Learning Collaborative, where it joined a group of Kansas health clinics in launching a program focused on the critical role nutrition plays in preventing, treating and managing chronic disease, Sunflower Foundation recently brought its program partners, experts in the field and key stakeholders together […]

Foundation set to receive historic preservation award for restoration work

 Sunflower Foundation has been selected by the Topeka Landmarks Commission and the Shawnee County Historical Society to be recognized Saturday afternoon at their annual Historic Preservation Awards ceremony at the Kansas Statehouse. Sunflower Foundation will be receiving an award for the work it has done to restore two prominent 1920s era buildings on the historic hill […]

Bipartisan Policy Center bringing Dole Series to Kansas

The Bipartisan Policy Center and Sunflower Foundation are pleased to present the 2023 Bob and Elizabeth Dole Series on Leadership, with this year’s topic exploring the future of rural health care, with a focus on Kansas. Those attending the event will be by invitation only and will include a diverse group of experts and stakeholders […]

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