Category Archives: Basic Needs

2018-19 Community Campaign: $2.53 million

July 25, 2019–United Way of Greater Topeka thanked its donors and partners today for pledging $2,531,552.25 in the past year to support work in education, financial stability in health for the residents of the Greater Topeka area. United Way staff, volunteers and supporters attended the noon celebration announcement at Capitol Federal’s pocket park at 7th… Read More »

Help Close the Gap

MEDIA RELEASE 5.8.2019 UNITED WAY CONTACT Donna Swaffar, Communications Director Phone: 785.228.5111 E-mail: donna.swaffar@unitedwaytopeka.org United Way Calls on Community to “Close the Gap” and Protect Vital Services MAY 8, 2019, TOPEKA, KS—United Way of Greater Topeka leaders, partners and donors assembled today to ask for the community’s help to keep vital programs fully supported in… Read More »

2019 Jackson County Basic Needs Grants

For Immediate Release March 7, 2019 UNITED WAY CONTACT 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… Read More »

400 Christmas Bureau households still need help

For Immediate Release December 6, 2018 UNITED WAY CONTACT Kimberly Wolff, Director of Volunteer Engagement Phone: 785.228.5120 E-mail: kimberly.wolff@unitedwaytopeka.org Time is short to help more than 400 Christmas Bureau households TOPEKA, KAN. (DEC. 6, 2018) – United Way of Greater Topeka and all its Christmas Bureau partners and volunteers need the community’s help to help… Read More »

2019 Basic Needs RFP

2019 Basic Needs RFP Timeline October 8, 2018 Request for proposal (RFP) released to community November 8, 2018 Proposals due to UWGT via e-CImpact online by 5:00 pm Dec. 3 – 14, 2018 Investment panel sessions (click to see panel volunteer opportunities) December 20, 2018 Applicants notified January 1, 2019 Grant cycle begins This post is a summary… Read More »

Christmas Bureau Adopters Serve 1,812 Households

Christmas Bureau adopters and United Way serve 1,812 households TOPEKA, KAN. (DEC. 19, 2017) – Community members and organizations and United Way of Greater Topeka are making sure that all 1,812 households that qualified for adoption through the Christmas Bureau have a merrier Christmas this week. This was the first year since 2014 that not… Read More »

Request for Proposals: 2018 Basic Needs Grants

INVESTMENT PANEL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Contact Kimberly Wolff to sign up.     View/Download the PDF file of the 2018 Basic Needs RFP. Download the Microsoft Word file of the 2018 Basic Needs RFP. 2018 Basic Needs Request for Proposal October 30, 2017 Contents United Way of Greater Topeka Grant Availability RFP Process Timeline Organizational Eligibility Requirements… Read More »

2018 Basic Needs RFP Available October 30, 2017

For Immediate Release October 11, 2017 Juliet McDiffett, Director of Community Impact jmcdiffett@unitedwaytopeka.org 785-273-4804 x122 United Way of Greater Topeka to issue Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for 2018 Basic Needs Grants October 11, 2017, TOPEKA, KANS.—Charitable organizations interested in receiving a United Way of Greater Topeka (UWGT) grant for Basic Needs Assistance should plan to… Read More »

2017 Christmas Bureau applications start October 24

For Immediate Release 10/6/2017 UNITED WAY CONTACT Donna Swaffar, Communications Manager 785.228.5111 donna.swaffar@unitedwaytopeka.org 2017 Christmas Bureau Application Process Starts October 24 at New Location October 6, 2017, Topeka, KAN– Topeka Housing Authority’s Johnston Community Center building in the Echo Ridge neighborhood will be the site for the 2017 Shawnee County Christmas Bureau application process. Low-income… Read More »

Jackson County volunteers needed

For Immediate Release February 14, 2017 UNITED WAY CONTACT Donna Swaffar, Communications Manager 785.273.480 donna.swaffar@unitedwaytopeka.org Jackson County Volunteers Needed for Investment Panels in Early March February 14, 2017, TOPEKA, KANS.—Director of Volunteer Engagement Kimberly Wolff is searching for some dedicated Jackson County residents to serve on Basic Needs Investment Panels. Volunteers will review grant proposals… Read More »