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COVID-19 Adaptations to the UWGT Impact Grant Process
(tentatively in effect for the next two fiscal years)
Impact grants in education, financial stability and health will be available using a modified application process only to partners who had a current impact grant in 2020. Read more.

2021-23 UWGT Basic Needs Assistance Grants
RFP released February 8, 2021
Proposals due March 1, 2021 by 5pm

Download a PDF copy of the Request for Proposal (RFP)
Watch a recording of the RFP information meeting from 2/8.

2021-2023 Basic Needs
RFP Process Timeline

February 8, 2021 Request for proposal (RFP) released to community
March 1, 2021 Proposals due to UWGT by 5:00pm
April 7-13, 2021 Investment panel sessions
April 23, 2021 Applicants notified
July 1, 2021 Grant cycle begins

Please direct questions by email to Juliet McDiffett. The RFP process is open to eligible charitable organizations as designated by IRS code 170 providing services in Shawnee and Jefferson counties.

UWGT COVID-19 Relief Fund
The COVID-19 microgrant program is substantially complete. If you have a potential need, please contact 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.


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.

PREVIOUS RFPs (for reference only)

City of Topeka Social Service Grants for 2021
Request for Proposal

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