Apply for a Grant
The Community Impact Agenda provides information about UWGKC funding priorities within the health and human service system. The specific investment areas and eligibility criteria for the next funding cycle (May 2020 through April 2023) are not yet finalized. We expect to release that information in September 2019.
Click below to see our current Community Impact Agenda.Download PDF
2020 – 2022 Request for Proposals
Our grant funding is on a three-year cycle with our next process beginning in September of 2019 when we will release a Request for Proposals (RFP) and hold informational workshops. Successful applicants will be eligible to receive funding for the three-year period of May 2020 through April 2023.
If your organization currently receives grant funding from United Way, they will be notified when the RFP is released.
For more information about the application process and/or timing, please contact Karen Gettinger.
Emergency Food and Shelter Program
The next application for funding of the federal Emergency Food and Shelter Program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be available through United Way soon. Eligible applicants serving Jackson, Clay, Platte or Cass counties in Missouri will be able to seek a grant in one of the following categories:
- Emergency Shelter Services
- Rent/Utility/Food pantry Assistance
- Served Meals (community-based meal program serving low-income residents multiple times per week)
To be added to the RFP email distribution list for this funding, contact Vickie Riddle.
The links below are from our most recent funding cycle and are for reference only. You may want to focus first on the United Way Agency Standards as they establish a minimum expectation for management and governance of applicant agencies. As you review all of the documents, keep in mind that in the 2020 -2022 grant cycle there are likely to be changes to these documents including those categories for which we are accepting new program applications. Therefore, this information should be considered general guidelines and subject to change for the upcoming cycle.United Way Agency Standards Program Funding Overview Sample Document Program Budget Sample Shared Outcomes Manual