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.
As contributors and program volunteers, Cerner associates are the driving force behind First Hand. They lend their health care knowledge, technology expertise and time to the foundation’s programs.
Our local community donates generously to First Hand through events and makes valuable connections for us in the community.
First Hand grows and evolves by leveraging Cerner technology and the company’s forward-thinking vision. Cerner’s financial match covers administrative fees so that 100% of donations go toward helping children, families and communities worldwide through First Hand’s programs.