Tag Archives: Basic Needs

New Grant Process Starts Jan. 9, 2023

United Way of Kaw Valley Launching New Grant Process Jan. 9  New opportunities for Shawnee and Jefferson County providers will prioritize “Whole Family” focus and encourage grantee collaboration Jan. 6, 2023, Topeka, Kan.— On Monday, January 9,  staff from United Way of Kaw Valley (UWKV, formerly United Way of Greater Topeka) will introduce partners to… Read More »

Jackson County Basic Needs RFP 2022

1/14/2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UNITED WAY CONTACT Donna Swaffar, Communications Director United Way of Greater Topeka Requests Jackson County Proposals  Two-year grants will support organizations providing basic needs assistance TOPEKA, KS, Feb. 14, 2022—United Way of Greater Topeka issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) today for basic needs support in Jackson County. Jackson County Basic… Read More »

2021 Day of Giving is June 9

MEDIA ADVISORY 6/3/21 UNITED WAY CONTACTS Donna Swaffar, Communications Director WORKING REMOTELY 785.383.7451 (voice/text) Angel Romero, VP of Resource Development United Way Day of Giving Set for June 9 Fewer COVID restrictions mean new in-person events will complement 2nd annual online giving campaign United Way of Greater Topeka’s second annual Day of Giving happens Wednesday,… Read More »

News Release: 2021 Grant Process Adapts to Pandemic

For Immediate Release: 1.28.2021 UNITED WAY CONTACT Donna Swaffar, Communications Director Phone: 785.383.7451 (voice/text) United Way announces changes to grant programs Impact grants adapt to COVID-19 response and recovery TOPEKA, KS, January 26, 2021—The challenges of COVID-19 have prompted temporary changes to United Way of Greater Topeka’s impact work timeline and grant process. United Way… Read More »

2020 Christmas Bureau Intake

UNITED WAY CONTACTS Donna Swaffar, Communications Director Phone: 785.383.7451 (voice/text) E-mail: donna.swaffar@unitedwaytopeka.org  Christmas Bureau Intake Begins Monday, October 26  COVID-19 precautions include two additional application sites, changes to adoption process TOPEKA, KS, October 16, 2020— The Christmas Bureau in Shawnee County has announced application and intake details for low-income individuals and families who could use a little… Read More »

2020 Day of Giving Results

UNITED WAY DAY OF GIVING RAISES $18,341 TOPEKA, KS, June 12, 2020—United Way of Greater Topeka donors, with a strong assist from media partner WIBW television, raised more than $17,000 in just 24 hours during its first-ever Day of Giving. Donations continued to come in after the technical end to the day, pushing the final… Read More »

City of Topeka Social Service Grant Applications Open for 2021 Funding

MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release: 5.1.2020 UNITED WAY CONTACT Donna Swaffar, Communications Director Phone: 785.383.7451 (voice/text) E-mail: donna.swaffar@unitedwaytopeka.org United Way of Greater Topeka to oversee Request for Proposal and Grant Management process May 1, 2020, TOPEKA, KS—As a vendor for the City of Topeka, United Way of Greater Topeka announces the release of the 2021… Read More »

March 20 COVID19 Response

MEDIA RELEASE 3.20.2020 UNITED WAY CONTACT: Donna Swaffar, Communications Director Phone: 785.383.7451 (voice/text) E-mail: donna.swaffar@unitedwaytopeka.org United Way COVID-19 Action Community Collaboration, Relief Fund, Event Cancellations March 20, 2020, TOPEKA, KS—United Way of Greater Topeka announced the creation of a COVID-19 local relief fund to help local agencies react to increasing service demands. United Way also… Read More »

Jackson County Basic Needs 2020-2022 RFP Release

For Immediate Release February 7, 2020 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 2020-22 Jackson County Basic Needs Investment February 7, 2020, 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 »