Welcome to The Research Foundation

The Research Foundation story began in 1965 when Research Hospital Foundation was formed to raise funds to help Research Hospital provide health care services to the community. For nearly 40 years, the Foundation provided charitable contributions to help Research Medical Center bring the latest in medical advancements and treatments and to provide a broad base of resources to serve the healthcare needs of patients in the greater Kansas City community.

With the purchase of Research Medical Center in 2003 by HCA, a for-profit health care company, The Research Foundation concluded its affiliation with Research Medical Center. While no longer affiliated with Research Medical Center, The Research Foundation remains committed to serving the community and carrying on the spirit of the original Foundation through our many health education and scholarship programs.


  • This scholarship provides opportunities for high school seniors to learn about the expanding role of nurses in modern health care and gain valuable skills to use in their academic and professional career.

  • RoadWise is a five and a half hour program for young drivers 14-19, emphasizing the importance of wearing a seat belt, making good decisions behind the wheel and not driving distracted.