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UWGT COVID-19 Relief Fund
Microgrant Application (PDF)

Posted 5/13/2020–Please download and complete the fillable PDF form and return via email or fax to 785.273.2467.

Criteria: To qualify for a microgrant from the “United Way of Greater Topeka COVID-19 Relief Fund:”

  1. Your agency must be a 501(c)(3) organization.
  2. Your agency must be in good standing with the State of Kansas.
  3. Your agency must serve a majority of clients from Shawnee, Jefferson or Jackson County.

Grant requests may be up to $1,500 and must be for COVID-19 prevention, education, or mitigation of the economic burden for clients. Grants will be reviewed and responded to within 3 business days, and grants will be awarded only as long as sufficient funds remain in the Relief Fund.

Please forward grant applications to the attention of Brett Martin (


RFP ClipartFor 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, 785.228.5122 or

City of Topeka Social Service Grants
(administered by United Way of Greater Topeka for 2021)
POSTED 5/1/2020

Read the Request for Proposal for full program requirements, registration instructions for the Virtual Application Workshop and application portal login instructions.
Go to the Application Portal

Process Timeline

  • Request for Proposal (RFP) Issued
    May 1, 2020
  • Virtual Application Workshop
    May 6, 2020
  • Submission Deadline
    May 29, 2020 (5:00 pm local)
  • Initial scoring
    Approximately June 23, 2020
  • Recommendations developed
    Approximately June 26, 2020


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

United Way of Greater Topeka issues Requests For Proposals (RFPs) to identify and select partners that are best able to help achieve our Community Impact Goals. All RFPs are open to the public and anyone may enter a proposal that meets the stated criteria. Impact grants are on a three-year cycle, with the current cycle running from 2018-2020. Basic Needs grants require an annual proposal.

PREVIOUS RFPs (for reference only)

2020 Request for Proposals: Shawnee and Jefferson Counties,
Basic Needs

2019 Basic Needs RFP

2018 Impact RFPs

Early Education (4 RFPs)
2018 Early Education RFP 1: Preschool & Childcare
2018 Early Education RFP 2: Parent Education
2018 Early Education RFP 3: Kindergarten Preparation
2018 Early Education RFP 4: Professional Development

On-Grade Achievement (1 RFP)
2018 On-Grade Achievement RFP 1: Specialized Tutoring

Financial Stability
2018 Financial Stability RFP 1: Adult Employment
2018 Financial Stability RFP 2: Youth Financial Literacy