EIN 48-0561978

United Way of Kaw Valley

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United Way of Kaw Valley creates and cultivates an unbreakable network of support for a strong, healthy, and equitable community, until the fight is won. Through donations and grants, uwkv invests and manages millions of dollars annually to ensure that individuals have access to resources regardless of their background.
Also known as...
United Way of Greater Topeka
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United Way of Kaw Valley (uwkv) creates and cultivates an unbreakable network of support for a strong, healthy and equitable community. Each year through donations and grants, uwkv invests and manages millions of dollars to help ensure that regardless of their zip code: - children are ready to learn when they start school. - children keep up with their peers in grade school, increasing their chances of graduating high school. - individuals and families are financially stable and able to save and plan for the future. - everyone has access to nutritious and affordable food and opportunities to be active and healthy. To best serve our community and effectively "live United," uwkv commits to placing diversity, equity, and inclusion at the forefront of its work, internally and externally. Uwkv adds value to the nonprofit community by facilitating and encouraging collaboration, by sharing resources and capacity, and by focusing many partners on problems that would overwhelm any single agency. Uwkv forges connections between and among partners and donors. Uwkv shares its accumulated knowledge with its partners in the mutual fight for the education, financial stability, and health of every person in its community. Succeeding in that fight also requires that uwkv to listen to, learn from, and amplify the voices of those who are most in need and those who have been traditionally underrepresented or even silenced. Uwkv recognizes that everyone in its United Way community brings value to its mission. It understands that each employee, donor, volunteer, partner and stakeholder brings different experiences, perspectives, and expectations on their United Way journey. Uwkv respects and encourages insight and participation from all. Community volunteers review impact proposals in a competitive grant process and reach consensus in group panels facilitated by trained staff. Proposals showing the greatest ability to meet the goals receive funding. Donations are invested to support community initiatives that help children succeed in school, families become financially stable, and improve the overall health of the community. Investments include: - early education programs, including high-quality preschool, literacy training and curriculum and programs providing access to books - tutoring and family support - high school and adult financial literacy training and personal financial coaching as well as job training and career exploration opportunities - the vita program to help people get their tax returns prepared for free. This program brings 10 million back into the community in the form of saved preparation fees, tax refunds, and earned income credits. - christmas bureau - dolly parton's imagination library supporting basic needs remains foundational to United Way's work. This support focuses on rent and utilities, food, health assistance/prescriptions and safety from domestic violence. Without having their basic needs met, children may have difficulty learning in school, families may struggle to be financially stable and individuals and families may struggle to maintain good health. United Way provides and oversees an online volunteer matching service and coordinates thousands of volunteer hours each year through ongoing board and committee opportunities, corporate volunteer engagement and special volunteer events like: - nancy perry day of caring, which annually supplies around 1,000 corporate and community volunteers for non-profit projects. - the junior leader reader program, where volunteers read to thousands of pre-school and kindergarten students, each of whom receive a free book. Uwkv takes pride in keeping internal costs as low as possible, so donor dollars are used efficiently and effectively to achieve its mission. That being said, without thoughtful expenditures on support services, uwkv would be unable to raise money or otherwise help staff do their jobs.

Grants made by United Way of Kaw Valley

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Child Care Aware of Eastern KansasGeneral Support$846,250
The Topeka Public Schools FoundationGeneral Support$586,990
Community ActionGeneral Support$373,478
...and 24 more grants made totalling $2,807,222

Who funds United Way of Kaw Valley

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas FoundationGift To Accompany Employee Contributions$50,000
One Gas FoundationUnited Way Matching$37,137
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$28,400
...and 18 more grants received totalling $173,806

Personnel at United Way of Kaw Valley

Jessica LehnherrPresident and Chief Executive Officer$105,711
Valerie ThiemeChief Financial Officer$70,609
Brett MartinVice President of Community Impact
Angel RomeroVice President of Resource Development
Jody CorzineChair$0
...and 8 more key personnel

Financials for United Way of Kaw Valley

RevenuesFYE 06/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$4,654,524
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$21,602
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$36,570
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$4,712,696

Form 990s for United Way of Kaw Valley

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-062023-03-30990View PDF
2021-062022-03-29990View PDF
2020-062021-04-15990View PDF
2019-062020-08-14990View PDF
2018-062019-05-14990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s
Data update history
June 15, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
June 12, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 9 new personnel
May 9, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $50,000 from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation
October 2, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
August 2, 2022
Received grants
Identified 3 new grant, including a grant for $50,000 from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation
Nonprofit Types
Grantmaking organizationsFamily service centersCharities
Community improvement
Provides grantsLobbyingFundraising eventsState / local levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringTax deductible donations
General information
1527 SW Fairlawn Rd
Topeka, KS 66604
Metro area
Topeka, KS
Shawnee County, KS
Website URL
(785) 273-4804
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
T00: Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking Foundations: General
NAICS code, primary
624190: Individual and Family Services
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