2019 Jackson County Basic Needs Grants

For Immediate Release
March 7, 2019

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

United Way of Greater Topeka To Issue
Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for 2019 Jackson County Basic Needs Investment

March 7, 2019, 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 2019 Request for Proposals (RFP) to provide investment for assistance in the basic needs categories of food assistance, rent and utilities assistance, and access to health care and prescription assistance.  A public meeting will be held at 1:00pm on Monday, March 18, in the lower level conference room at Holton Community Hospital, 1110 Columbine Dr., Holton, KS 66436.

The RFP process is open to eligible charitable organizations as designated by IRS Code 170 that provide services in Jackson County. Questions about charitable eligibility should be directed to Brett Martin, 785.581.0231.

Online Proposal Process: Requests for proposals will be available to organizations via the e-CImpact online community investment management system at 2:00 pm on Monday, March 18. 

New Applicants:  New applicants must sign-up for an account in the e-CImpact online community investment system. Go to https://www.unitedwaytopeka.org/work/e-cimpact/ and click on “Agencies – Log in Here.” Once on the e-CImpact site, click on “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.

Training:  New applicants interested in being trained or agencies needing to train new staff in the e-CImpact online community investment system should contact Joyce Katzer 785.228.5127.

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 2019 Basic Needs RFP or application process, please contact:

Brett Martin, Vice President of Community Impact

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 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.


In 2012, Jackson County officially became part of United Way of Greater Topeka.