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United Way of Central Kansas Renews Impact Grants Program to Support Local Non-Profits


By the United Way of Central Kansas


BARTON/PAWNEE COUNTY, Kan. — The United Way of Central Kansas (UWCK) is proud to announce the renewal of its Impact Grants Program, offering funding opportunities for non-profit organizations in Barton & Pawnee Counties.

The application process is streamlined, requiring only a simple one-page application and relevant documents.

Eligible applicants must be either governmental agency programs or 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations doing work in the fields of Health, Education, or Financial Stability; no grants will be awarded to individuals. Requests should align with the specified focus areas, demonstrate a need for funding, and be used for a specific program or project with a maximum request limit of $1,000 per application. The total allocation for the year will not exceed $5,000.

“We are committed to supporting initiatives that address pressing community needs,” said Charell Owings, Executive Director at UWCK. “Our Impact Grant Program provides a valuable opportunity for non-profits to access funding for innovative projects that advance the well-being of our area.”

Applications for Impact Grants will be accepted year-round, with review periods in May and November. Funding decisions will be based on a scoring system reflecting UWCK’s funding priorities, ensuring that resources are allocated to projects with the greatest potential for positive impact.

In 2023, funds were awarded to Barton County Core Community, ElderCare for Meals on Wheels costs, USD 495 ECHO Project, USD 428 Little Panthers Preschool, Boy Scouts of America, Dropping 22, Inc, and Catholic Charities of Southwest Kansas Disaster Relief Fund.

“We are excited to collaborate with local non-profits to drive positive change in our community,” added Owings. “Through the Impact Grant Program, we aim to foster innovation, collaboration, and long-term sustainability for initiatives that benefit Barton and Pawnee Counties.”
For more information about the Impact Grant Program or to access the application, please visit or contact UWCK at 620-792-2403.