2018 Impact RFP Meeting Scheduled for March 2

For Immediate Release

February 13, 2018

Donna Swaffar, Communications Director
Phone: 785.228.5111
E-mail: donna.swaffar@unitedwaytopeka.org

United Way to release Request for Proposals for 3-year impact grants
Agencies encouraged to attend informational meeting on March 2

February 13, 2018, TOPEKA, KS—Charitable organizations interested in receiving a United Way of Greater Topeka (UWGT) grant for impact investment in early education, on-grade achievement or financial stability should plan to attend an information meeting on March 2 at the Shawnee County Health Department. United Way will be releasing the 2018 Request for Proposals (RFP) and answering questions about the proposal process.

The RFP process is open to eligible charitable organizations as designated by IRS Code 170 that provide services in Shawnee County.

Information Meeting

The information meeting will be Friday, March 2, from 9:00 to 11:00 am at the Shawnee County Health Department Auditorium, 2600 SW East Circle Drive, in Topeka. UWGT staff will review the RFP, answer questions and explain the online application system and process
(e-CImpact). To ensure adequate materials are available, please RSVP for the information meeting by e-mailing Juliet McDiffett at jmcdiffett@unitedwaytopeka.org. UWGT strongly encourages applicants to attend the March 2 information meeting.

9:00 – 10:30                Impact Area RFP Specifics
10:30 – 11:00              e-CImpact Overview

Online Proposal Process

Requests for Proposals will be available to organizations via the e-CImpact online community investment management system by noon on Friday, March 2, 2018. 

New Applicants:  New applicants must sign-up for an account in the e-CImpact online community investment system. Go to https://unitedwaytopeka.org/work/e-cimpact/ and choose “Agencies.” On the following page select “Click here to create a new account” and follow the instructions.

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 who 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 2018 RFP or application process, please contact:

Juliet McDiffett, Director of Community Impact
785-273-4804 x122


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 of Greater Topeka brings together donors, volunteers, companies and nonprofits in Shawnee, Jackson and Jefferson counties to create positive sustainable change in our community. Working with impact partners, United Way increases school readiness, supports on-grade achievement, promotes financial literacy and job readiness, and collaborates and advocates for a healthier community. United Way of Greater Topeka also invests in Basic Needs, the foundation that helps us reach our impact goals in education, financial stability and health.


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