Grant Opportunities

2021 Evergy Community Investment Fund Grant Program – US

2021 Evergy Community Investment Fund Grant Program – US


Deadline: 30-Jun-21

The Wichita Community Foundation is pleased to announce the Evergy Community Investment Fund Grant Program.

Top Dutch Donors that fund internationally to improve livelihoods in communities

One-time Microgrant for NGO Projects that generate Social Impact. Deadline to apply: 30 June 2021

$15,000-$25,000 Funding for Women and Children living in Extreme Poverty. Deadline to apply: 31 July 2021

Seed Grant for Grassroots Organizations and Women-led Initiatives. Deadline to apply: 31 July 2021

Grants to support NGOs working to end the HIV Epidemic. Deadline to apply: 30 June 2021

Fellows will receive Project and Connect Fund to address Water-related Issues

Apply for Project Funding in areas of Art and Culture (Arab Region)

This Call is offering Seed Money to Research Projects in Africa

Global Humanitarian Initiative seeks applications from anywhere in the world

Unrestricted Grants for improving Health Equity and reducing Health Disparities among Vulnerable Communities

New funding for Small NGOs to fight Infectious Diseases

Grants for Innovative Projects to improve Humanitarian Response

Call for empowering Social Entrepreneurs that are working to achieve the SDGs

This US funding will help NGOs to tackle the Challenges of Coronavirus in 2021

USD 1 million Partnership Fund for SDG Impact Projects

Type of Projects

Nonprofits are eligible to apply for one project type.

Community and environment enhancement
Enhancement of the look and feel of a neighborhood (e.g. housing façade improvements, neighborhood cleanup/blight removal, interactive art, murals, neighborhood naming stones, sidewalk installation/repair)
Enhancement of public spaces to promote a sense of community (e.g. park improvements, neighborhood celebrations and/or recreational activities, wayfinding signage, median beautification)
Service a community need (e.g. fresh produce opportunities, energy-efficient housing improvements, small business development, entrepreneurship)
Youth enrichment and development
Support early childhood learning (e.g. literacy programs, all day or half-day preschool programs)
Mentorship for students in grades three to 12
Encouragement of career advancement (e.g. career development programs for students in grades six to 12)
Provides work experience for teenage students (e.g. summer youth employment)
Funding Information

Top Dutch Donors that fund internationally to improve livelihoods in communities

One-time Microgrant for NGO Projects that generate Social Impact. Deadline to apply: 30 June 2021

$15,000-$25,000 Funding for Women and Children living in Extreme Poverty. Deadline to apply: 31 July 2021

Seed Grant for Grassroots Organizations and Women-led Initiatives. Deadline to apply: 31 July 2021

Grants to support NGOs working to end the HIV Epidemic. Deadline to apply: 30 June 2021

Fellows will receive Project and Connect Fund to address Water-related Issues

Apply for Project Funding in areas of Art and Culture (Arab Region)

This Call is offering Seed Money to Research Projects in Africa

Global Humanitarian Initiative seeks applications from anywhere in the world

Unrestricted Grants for improving Health Equity and reducing Health Disparities among Vulnerable Communities

New funding for Small NGOs to fight Infectious Diseases

Grants for Innovative Projects to improve Humanitarian Response

Call for empowering Social Entrepreneurs that are working to achieve the SDGs

This US funding will help NGOs to tackle the Challenges of Coronavirus in 2021

USD 1 million Partnership Fund for SDG Impact Projects

Grant requests between $5,000 and $100,000 from Wichita nonprofits and will award a total of $200,000 in 2021.
Eligibility Criteria

If your organization received a grant from the Evergy Community Investment Fund at the Wichita Community Foundation in 2020, your organization is not eligible to apply in 2021.
All applicants to the Evergy Community Investment Fund at the Wichita Community Foundation must be in good standing with the Kansas Secretary of State’s office, must be currently exempt under IRS Section 501(c)(3), and classified as an organization to which contributions are deductible under Section 170(c)(2), normally a public charity under Section 509(a).
If an emerging nonprofit is certified by the Internal Revenue Service through a form 1023EZ, or is working with a qualified Kansas nonprofit as their fiscal agent, they may apply.
501(c)(3) nonprofits serving zip codes 67208, 67214 and/or 67219
501(c)(3) nonprofits based in or that have a chapter in Sedgwick County, Kansas
Projects focusing on either community and environment enhancement or youth enrichment and development
Additional Details

Preference will be given to projects that are within direct visibility of the upgraded high-capacity transmission lines installed by Westar Energy.
While some amount of operational expenses of the nonprofit organization may be covered as part of the project covered by the grant funding, grants will not be made to a nonprofit solely to cover operational expenses. Operational expenses must be presented as a unique line item within the project proposal.
There will be no future funding for ongoing maintenance of any physical structures. Given the nature of a proposed project, if ongoing maintenance will be required in the future, the project plan must provide details of how that funding will be raised in order to avoid having the original project fall into disrepair.
Sponsoring nonprofit organizations must be of sufficient size (personnel and fiscal resources) to handle the proposed project. Established history of execution on similar projects is a plus.
Any project signage and/or publicity for funded projects must reference the Evergy Central NE Fund at the Wichita Community Foundation. Artwork design/font/colors will be approved by WCF prior to use.
For more information, visit https://wichitacf.org/nonprofits/grants/available-funding/evergy-community-investment-fund

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