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United Way of Kaw Valley (UWKV) brings together people, companies, and nonprofits to help individuals and families not just survive but thrive. We work to solve issues no single donor, charity or government agency can handle alone. By focusing on the whole family, we help more children graduate and achieve employment success, help more families move from crisis to financial stability and prosperity, and improve the health of individuals and families in our community.
New opportunities for Shawnee and Jefferson County providers will prioritize “Whole Family” focus and encourage grantee collaboration. Find Out More
APPLICATIONS WILL OPEN APRIL 15, 2024
For all priority areas, any state recognized non-profit corporation is eligible for these funds. These organizations must make services available to all Topeka residents, or make services available to a specific group with specialized needs, i.e. the elderly, children, disabled adults, homeless, low-income families/individuals, etc. Find Out More
DOUGLAS COUNTY FAMILY STABILIzATION & Anti-POVERTY GRANTS
Family Stabilization grants provide immediate, short-term assistance to help people stabilize a financial or health crisis to prevent homelessness, utility shut-offs, and/or the use of pay day lenders. The Anti-poverty grants focus on collective community impact strategies to end multigenerational cycles of poverty.
CITY OF LAWRENCE EMERGENCY FOOD & SHELTER GRANTS
Grants to support emergency food and shelter. Find out more here.
DOUgLAS COUNTY RACIAL EQUITY COMMUNITY FUND GRANTS
The goal of this fund is to support initiatives working to advance racial equity in health, education, income, housing, food, and safety. Find Out More
JACKSON COUNTY BASIC NEEDS GRANTS
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN. Closes March 29, 2024
Jackson County Family Supports (formerly Basic Needs) grants are intended for organizations that have a proven track record and who have outputs that align with United Way of Kaw Valley strategies. Find Out More
Jackson Co. (KS) 2024-26 Family Supports Grants
Nonprofits serving Jackson County wanting to apply for a 2-year UWKV Family Supports grant can view the virtual information meeting via Zoom held February 26, 2024. The RFP process is open to eligible charitable organizations as designated by IRS code 170 providing services in Jackson County, Kansas. Areas of grant investment include Food Security, Housing Supports, Access to Healthcare. Funding begins July 1, 2024.