Thrive Allen County partners with organizations, groups, and individuals who share our vision of healthier and more vibrant communities.

Some of the organizations we work with include:

  • Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City
    HCF provides leadership, advocacy and resources that eliminate barriers to quality health for the uninsured and underserved.
  • REACH Healthcare Foundation
    The REACH Healthcare Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to improving access and quality of health care for poor and medically underserved individuals through financial support of programs and initiatives.
  • Kansas Health Institute
    The Kansas Health Institute is an independent, nonprofit health policy and research organization that informs policymakers about important issues affecting the health of Kansans.
  • Kansas Health Foundation
    The Kansas Health Foundation is a private philanthropy dedicated to improving the health of all Kansans.
  • Sunflower Foundation
    The Sunflower Foundation believes in the power of advocacy and is committed to growing a strong advocacy network in Kansas. Take a look at our site to learn about who we are and what we do.
  • Kansas Department of Commerce
    The Kansas Department of Commerce strives to deliver the highest level of business development, workforce and marketing services that build a healthy and expanding Kansas economy.
  • Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved
    For over 20 years, KAMU has been committed to leading the effort for comprehensive health care for all Kansans in need. Their mission is to support and strengthen their member organizations through advocacy, education and communication.
    The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute was established to fund research that can help patients and those who care for them make better-informed decisions about the healthcare choices they face every day, guided by those who will use that information.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    The CDC is the leading national public health institute of the United States. Through Thrive , the CDC funds the 1422 program, which works to prevent obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke and reduce health disparities through community and health system interventions in Allen County.
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
    From large cities to small towns, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is working to eliminate barriers to healthy choices, and help communities create or expand upon the types of systems that many of the healthiest places have in common.
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas is the largest health insurer in the state of Kansas, and offers innovative Kansas health insurance coverage, along with a full range of health and wellness initiatives for individuals and businesses.
  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment
    KDHE envisions Healthy Kansans living in safe and sustainable environments, through preventing disease and injury, helping people manage existing health conditions, and promoting healthy behaviors.
  • Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism
    In addition to managing State Parks such as the Prairie Spirit Trail, KDWPT administers federal Recreational Trails grants, which provide funds to develop and maintain recreational trails and trail-related facilities
  • Iola Industries Inc.
    Iola Industries promotes economic development in Iola Kansas. In addition to recruiting many of Iola’s largest employers, Iola Industries has taken a leadership role in the redevelopment of the former Allen County Hospital site, which includes the Eastgate Lofts and G&W Grocery. Iola Industries also owns the Lehigh Portland Trails property, which is proving to be a new economic engine for the community.
  • People for Bikes
    People For Bikes collaborates with millions of individual riders, businesses, community leaders, and elected officials to create a powerful, united voice for bicycling and its benefits. Their Community Grant Program provides funding for important and influential projects across the U.S., such as the King of Trails Bridge project in Iola.
  • AmeriCorps VISTA
    AmeriCorps VISTA is a national anti-poverty service program that connects community-minded people with organizations working to alleviate poverty. Thrive Allen County entered the AmeriCorps VISTA program in 2017, with an initial focus on housing, poverty service capacity-building, and healthy food access.
  • USDA Rural Development
    USDA Office of Rural Development is an agency with the United States Department of Agriculture which runs programs intended to improve the economy and quality of life in rural America.
  • The Tiller Fund
    In Allen County, the George R. Tiller, M.D. Memorial Fund for the Advancement of Women’s Health supports programs related to reproductive health and services to women in need.
  • The Sunderland Foundation
    The Sunderland Foundation supports nonprofits in the Kansas City region and other areas where the Ash Grove Cement Company does business.
  • APA Kansas
    The Kansas Chapter of the American Planning Association is a professional organization representing practicing planners, government officials, and citizens involved with urban, regional, and rural planning issues within the State of Kansas.
  • Louis W Baehr & Dolpha Baehr Foundation
  • Carl F. & Beth C. Gump Foundation
  • New Belgium Brewing
  • Enbridge Inc.


See also: Community Partners, Peer Organizations around the State