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RFP ClipartUnited 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 RFP areas include early education/literacy,
on-grade achievement and financial stability. RFPs are also issued for Basic Needs proposals in Shawnee/Jefferson and Jackson counties.


2018 Basic Needs Proposals were required to complete the Qualifications Check by November 6. Basic Needs investments are made annually in November and December for the following calendar year.

New impact area RFPs are due to be published in spring 2018.

To be alerted when an RFP or grant opportunity is available, join our mailing list and select “RFP & Grant Opportunity Notifications.”

All granting and reporting is managed through e-C Impact.

PREVIOUS RFPs (for reference only)

2018 Basic Needs
Request for Proposals (RFP)
RFP Released: October 30, 2017
Qualifications Due: November 6, 2017 (noon)
Proposals Due: November 20, 2017 (noon)
Investment Panels Meet: December 5-15, 2017
Applicants Notified: December 20, 2017
Grant Cycle Begins: January 1, 2018

Grants for assistance in the basic needs categories of food, rent and utilities assistance, access to health care and prescription assistance and safety from domestic violence.

2017 Jackson County Basic Needs RFP
RFP Released: January 27, 2017
Proposals due:  By 5p.m. February 17, 2017
Investment Review Panel Sessions: March 1-10, 2017 (Volunteer Here)
Applicants Notified: March 17, 2017