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.
Childhood Cardiovascular Risk Initiative: Beginning with its Fall 2016 grant cycle, the Foundation is adding a new area of focus to its community health programming: addressing cardiac risk factors in children (The Childhood Cardiovascular Risk Initiative.) The Foundation seeks proposals to reduce exposure to risk factors for cardiovascular disease in young children and their families in underserved communities. Click here for the full RFP for this initiative.
60th Anniversary Special Program:To celebrate its 60th anniversary, in 2014 the Foundation implemented a special initiative, targeting interventions integrating community outreach with health care services, particularly those that incorporated community health workers. Click to Read More about the 60th Anniversary Special ProgramThe Foundation congratulates the recipients of its 60th Anniversary Grants: