United for Good: Douglas County Nonprofit Community
The nonprofit sector plays a critical role in the delivery of health and human services across Douglas County. United Way works with a range of nonprofits working to tackle the root issues of poverty and inequity to ensure the health, education, and financial stability for every person in every town in Douglas County.
As health and human service providers, you change lives every day. You work tirelessly on behalf of others to make things better. You have an inspired vision for the future of your community, but you know in order to achieve it, you need to bring everyone to the table to help. We share your vision, and together we can make it a reality. When you partner with United Way, you connect to a network of individuals and organizations dedicated to creating a better life and a stronger community—for everyone. What binds us together is the belief that each of us has a stake in the success of our community. It is possible to build a stronger community where everyone has more opportunity to succeed—when we work together. Now more than ever, community leaders, businesses, policymakers, labor unions, nonprofits and individuals are collaborating to fight for change on a scale that no single organization can achieve on its own. Join the fight with United Way of Douglas County. United we all win.
Nonprofit Community & Capacity Building:
From book clubs to online discussion groups, the United Way is working to create a thriving nonprofit community. By Uniting as a community, we stay informed about resources to assist clients, collaborate on solutions to improve our community, and build social capital and political power to advocate for systems change.
The United Way of Douglas County provides and administers grants for Douglas County, KS nonprofit organizations. We offer the following grant opportunities:
Community Impact Grants -
Grant opportunities for programs to meet Community Impact goals for education, health, and financial stability. The RFP opens June 15th, 2018 for a two-year grant cycle. Find out more here.
Safety Net Grants -
Selected organizations will be invited to submit proposals in the beginning of 2019.
Emergency Food & Shelter Funds -
FEMA funds that are allocated annually by a local EFSP Board, managed by the United Way. Find out more here.