Opportunity on the Plains

Opportunity on the Plains is the largest, annual investment program from United Way of the Plains to help meet the most pressing needs in our community. We look for partners who want to work collectively to advance the common good in south central Kansas.

Opportunity on the Plains provides grants to health and human service programs in our focus areas of health, education, financial stability and basic needs through a framework based on the social determinants of a strong and healthy community. This is a competitive application process. Applications are evaluated by a dedicated group of community volunteers. The recommendations of these volunteers are reviewed and approved by the United Way Board of Directors.


The 2023-2024 Opportunity on the Plains grant application closed Monday, Jan. 9, 2023, at noon. To receive communications regarding investment opportunities when they become available, contact Abel Frederic, United Way Vice President of Community Impact, at afrederic@unitedwayplains.org or (316) 267‑1321.


Abel Frederic
Vice President of Community Impact
(316) 267-1321 ext. 4211

Contact for questions regarding health programming. 

Headshot of Heather Crump.

Heather Crump
Community Impact Manager for Education
(316) 267-1321 ext. 4234

Headshot of Michelle Presnell, United Way Community Impact Manager for Financial Stability.

Michelle Presnell
Community Impact Manager for Financial Stability
(316) 267-1321 ext. 4232

Headshot of Matt Lowe, United Way Community Impact Manager for Basic Needs.

Matt Lowe
Community Impact Manager for Basic Needs
(316) 267-1321 ext. 4233