The Edna G. Kynett Memorial Foundation was founded in 1954 by Harold H. Kynett in memory of his wife, Edna. The Foundation's mission is the "scientific study, prevention, early diagnosis and alleviation of diseases of the human heart and circulatory system; and the training of students, general practitioners and specialists" in that field of healthcare.
The Foundation seeks to fulfill Mr. Kynett’s vision by funding innovative projects, particularly those targeting the underserved, designed to improve the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease and advance the understanding of cardiac health.
60th Anniversary Special Program.
To celebrate its 60th anniversary, the Foundation instituted a special grant cycle, targeting interventions designed to address the burden of cardiovascular disease in vulnerable populations, focusing on programs which included active community outreach integrated with health care services. The Foundation was particularly interested in outreach strategies that incorporated community health workers, patient navigators, peer educators, counselors or other outreach workers and programs which focused on prevention. The successful proposals received grants of $60,000 a year for two years.The Foundation is very pleased to announce that the recipients of its 60th Anniversary Grants are: