2017 Jackson County Basic Needs Request for Proposals

2017 Jackson County Basic Needs RFP (Adobe Acrobat file)

For Immediate Release

January 31, 2017

Donna Swaffar, Communications Manager
Phone: 785.273.4804
E-mail: donna.swaffar@unitedwaytopeka.org

United Way of Greater Topeka to issue Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for 2017 Jackson County Basic Needs funding

January 31, 2017, TOPEKA, KANS.—Charitable organizations interested in receiving United Way of Greater Topeka (UWGT) funding for Basic Needs Assistance should plan to apply online via e-CImpact. United Way is releasing the 2017 Request for Proposals (RFP) to provide funding for assistance in the basic needs categories of food, rent and utilities assistance, and access to health care and prescription assistance.

The RFP process is open to eligible charitable organizations as designated by IRS Code 170 that provide services in Jackson County (contact United Way for specific details).space

Online Proposal Process:  Requests for proposals will be available to organizations via the e-CImpact online community investment management system Friday, January 27th 2017. 

New Applicants:  New applicants must sign-up for an account in the e-CImpact online community investment system. Go to https://agency.e-cimpact.com/login.aspx?org=18530F and click on the “Click here to create a new account” green button and follow the steps from there.

Training:  New applicants interested in being trained in the e-CImpact online community investment system should contact Katie Sullivan 785-228-5121

Existing/Previous Applicants:  The launch page for e-CImpact is: https://www.unitedwaytopeka.org/work/e-cimpact/. Click on the link for the agency log-in and save that link in favorites.

Agency representatives should check contact information and update the staff contacts in the profile. Agencies are responsible for keeping this information up to date. UWGT will use this system to alert agencies to community investment grant details and timelines (when reporting opens, deadlines, etc.). Please delete accounts for staff that have left the organization and add new accounts for those who need access to reporting. Please confirm that the appropriate staff person is identified as the primary contact.


For questions about the 2017 Basic Needs RFP or application process, please contact Brett Martin, Vice President of Community Impact, 785-273-4804. 


Visit United Way of Greater Topeka for information and details anytime at www.unitedwaytopeka.org.


Our Vision: Connected individuals and families maximizing their full potential.

Our Mission: To achieve positive sustainable change through education, financial stability and health for everyone in our community.

United Way brings together people, companies and nonprofits to focus on building a brighter future. United Way remains dedicated supporting Basic Needs including food, rent and utilities, health and prescription access and safety from domestic violence. For more than 80 years United Way of Greater Topeka has been improving and changing lives. Since 1980, United Way has invested more than $110 million into the community.


In 2012, Jackson County officially became part of United Way of Greater Topeka.  A year later, two Jackson County residents joined the United Way Board of Directors and a Jackson County Advisory Committee was established. Planning meetings began with Jackson County community members, and a Basic Need Survey collected data on community priorities.  Since 2012 United Way has raised and invested $95,900 back into Jackson County.