Our Unique Model
First Hand is a unique model of corporate philanthropy that brings together Cerner associates, Cerner technology and the community to help children around the world.
First Hand encompasses two separate public 501(c)(3) charitable organizations: First Hand Foundation and Healthe Kids Institute. Each organization has a board of directors and share an advisory board that makes recommendations. First Hand Foundation was granted 501(c)(3) status from the IRS on January 23, 1996. Healthe Kids Institute was granted the status on June 29, 2013.