The Northwest Kansas Foundation for HOPE was founded in 2009 by a group of nine women from Thomas County, whose lives had been touched by cancer, either personally or through the struggles of loved ones.
These women shared a vision of helping their fellow community members relieve the burden of cancer by Helping Offset Patient Expenses (HOPE), providing small grants directly to the individual patient for various expenses.
Grants in the amount of $1,000 can be used for the following causes:
- Dietary Supplements
- Lodging during treatment
- Medical Bills
- Medical Equipment
The Foundation considers applications from a nine-county region in Northwest Kansas, including Cheyenne, Decatur, Gove, Logan, Rawlins, Sheridan, Sherman, Thomas, and Wallace Counties.