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Grants totaling more than $105,000 announced from the Wichita Community Foundation’s Tiller Memorial Fund

May 29, 2019

A total of $106,000 is being distributed to nine nonprofits from the George R. Tiller, M.D. Memorial Fund for the Advancement of Women’s Health at the Wichita Community Foundation (WCF).

The Tiller Memorial Fund seeks to aid nonprofits serving Kansas to continue Dr. Tiller’s vision of helping women help themselves. The awarded grants will provide comprehensive health services, support and compassion to vulnerable women to heighten their ability to realize their dreams.

“The Tiller Memorial Fund has granted nearly $450,000 to local nonprofits since it was established five years ago,” said WCF President and CEO Shelly Prichard. “We are happy to assist in memorializing a loved one by administering these grants.”

The 2019 grants will fund the following projects:

Central Plains Health Care Partnership | $12,500
  • Provide specialized treatment for women without health insurance coverage
Kansas Infant Death and SIDS Network | $10,000
  • Improve health and safety outcomes of infants born in Kansas
Kansas Learning Center for Health | $10,000
  • Implement the “You, Your Body, and Puberty” program to fifth grade students in Sedgwick County schools
KMUW | $10,000
  • Broadcast a series of radio and online features celebrating the history of women’s rights during the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment
Let’s Talk | $10,000
  • Deliver comprehensive sex education to Wichita and Topeka schools that help students recognize their rights and responsibilities when contemplating relationships and sexuality
NAF Hotline Fund | $20,000
  • Contribute financial assistance to patients who need to travel to obtain care
Physicians for Reproductive Health | $20,000
  • Supply providers with resources to feel safe at home, work and their communities
Planned Parenthood | $10,000
  • Expand access to care
University Congregational Church | $3,500
  • Supply basic personal hygiene products to low-income women and families

Applications for the 2020 grant round will be available later this year.

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