Jackson County Family Supports Grants

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.


A full explanation of eligibility and other requirements are provided in the 2024-26 RFP, which can be downloaded as a .pdf file at HERE.

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

If you have any questions, please contact Brett Martin at bmartin@uwkawvalley.org or 785.581.0231.