Jackson County Family Supports Grants

The 2024-26 application process is closed.  

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. Grants awarded for basic needs are commitments for a two (2) year period.


To be eligible:

  • The organization must actively conduct programs and provide services to individuals residing in Jackson County in Kansas and be an organization for charitable health, welfare, character-building and allied purposes.
  • The organization must be an eligible charitable organization as designated by the IRS code 170 or amendments thereto and able to receive deductible contributions.
  • The organization must operate on a nondiscriminatory basis in all respects including but not limited to age, sex, race, religion, national origin and disability.


Grants are for general program support and can include indirect administrative costs applicable to the proposed program.

If you have any questions, please email Brett Martin or call 785.581.0231.