Shawnee and Jefferson County Community Investment Grants


Nonprofits wishing to apply for grants can check this page for new opportunities. Copies of previous Requests for Proposal are linked at the bottom for additional reference.

United Way of Kaw Valley uses the e-C Impact online portal for grant applications and grant management. To get started, visit our gateway page.


2023-25 Community Investment Grant Process

In January 2023, United Way of Kaw Valley (formerly United Way of Greater Topeka) will release a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a new generation of two-year impact work grants for those serving Shawnee or Jefferson counties.

Any agency interested in applying for a new grant in Childhood Success, Family Success or Family Supports (basic needs) should attend the in-person RFP release meeting on Monday, January 9, 2023 at the Shawnee County Health Department, 2600 SW East Circle Dr.

This is a NEW APPLICATION with new grant categories. We recommend that you attend the RFP release meeting if you plan to apply. BASIC NEEDS PARTNERS: Basic needs will no longer have a separate RFP process. If you intend to apply for a grant focused on basic needs, you will now need to apply under the Family Supports section of the upcoming RFP. More information will be shared at the January 9 meeting and extensive technical support will be available to applicants.

January 9 RFP Releases
January 17 Whole Family Workshop
January 23 Process Opens
March 3 Applications Due
March-April Review/Scoring
April 28 Notifications Sent
July 1 2-Year Funding Cycle Begins

For More Information

RFP Clipart

CLICK HERE to view details about the new grant process

CLICK HERE to view previous RFPs for reference.

For more information on our regular impact and basic needs grant process, or on the CIty of Topeka Social Service Grant process, please contact Juliet McDiffett.