WKCF: Urgent Needs Fund Grants

Western Kansas Community Foundation

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Predicted deadline: Dec 31, 2021

Grant amount: US $500 - US $5,000

Fields of work: Food Delivery & Distribution Services Supportive Housing & Shelters Mental Health & Psychiatric Diseases Health Care Access & Delivery Education Economic Services & Development Poverty Alleviation & Services Show all

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Kansas: Finney County, Grant County, Gray County, Greeley County, Hamilton County Show all

Location of residency: Counties in Kansas: Finney County, Grant County, Gray County, Greeley County, Hamilton County Show all

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Urgent Needs Fund Grants

Who Will the Urgent Needs Fund Support?

The Urgent Needs Fund will support nonprofit organizations in WKCF’s 15-county service area in Southwest Kansas, and will focus on organizations that provide critical services in the wake of an unprecedented crisis, or are struggling to provide their normal services due to lost capacity.

Critical services include, but are not limited to: Food distribution, shelter, (mental and physical) healthcare, education, and economic assistance. Grants made from the fund support funding gaps not covered by state or federal relief funding. Grants will be awarded between $500 and $5,000 per request. Agencies may apply as many times as necessary, but awarded funding will not exceed $5,000 total, per organization through December 31st, 2020.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • The Foundation will not give consideration to:
    • Individuals.
    • Operating or maintenance expenses (including salaries).
    • Medical or scholarly research.
    • Membership fees.
    • Banquet or luncheon expenses.
    • Ticket sales for charitable fund-raising efforts.
    • Religious organizations for religious purposes.
    • Travel expenses for groups, such as school classes, clubs or sport teams.
    • Capital debt reduction.
    • Political lobbying or legislative activities.
    • Use of and payment for services of a fiscal agent.
    • Endowment establishment or enhancement.
    • Umbrella funding organizations that would distribute requested funds at their own discretion.
    • Marketing tools, such as water bottles, t-shirts, pens, etc.
    • Give-away items for prizes/incentives.


This page was last reviewed December 29, 2020 and last updated December 29, 2020