Impact on the Plains
Celebrating nonprofits with big ideas
Impact on the Plains is an annual ‘Shark Tank’ style social innovation competition in pursuit of bold solutions to complex community issues. In 2022, United Way of the Plains awarded $120,000 to programs that transform how social issues are addressed in our focus areas of health, education, financial stability and basic needs. The 2022 live event was held on Thursday, Sept. 15.
Want to meet this year’s recipients? Keep reading.
Nonprofits submitted bright, innovative ideas for a complex community issue.
Applications were reviewed and the competition narrowed down to the top two in each focus area. Finalists were announced Sept. 7.
The top two contenders in each focus area made their final pitch to the ‘Shark Tank’ panel of community leaders at an exclusive event on Sept. 15.
GAME CHANGERS ANNOUNCED
The event culminated with the judges announcing the winner in each focus area at the conclusion of the event.
Finalists in each focus area pitched their program in just five minutes to a panel of live judges at the event on Thursday, Sept. 15. At the end of the event, judges announced the winner in each focus area who received grants of $25,000 each.
2022 RUNNERS UP
Judges awarded $5,000 each to four runners up.
Special thanks to our partners:
Vice President of Community Impact
(316) 267-1321 ext. 4211
Contact for questions regarding health programming.
Community Impact Manager for Education
(316) 267-1321 ext. 4234
Community Impact Manager for Financial Stability
(316) 267-1321 ext. 4232
Community Impact Manager for Basic Needs
(316) 267-1321 ext. 4233