Promise on the Plains

An investment opportunity that creates a community where all can thrive.

Through Promise on the Plains, United Way of the Plains invests in charitable organizations that provide opportunities for everyone in south central Kansas to thrive. Grants help close gaps and disparities in traditionally underserved communities while also building organizational capacity.


Promise on the Plains aims to bolster charitable organizations aiding historically underrepresented communities, including Black, Indigenous and People of Color. Grants worth $2,500 to $10,000 intentionally support and enhance the efforts of these organizations while also advancing the work of United Way in the areas of health, education, financial stability and basic needs.

Culture Creations, pictured right, received a grant through Promise on the Plains last year to help create equity in the well-being of youth transitioning out of foster care. Click here to read the press release highlighting all the 2023 recipients.

United Way of the Plains envisions a community where individuals from all racial and ethnic backgrounds have opportunities to succeed and thrive. Read our statements of principle regarding diversity and inclusion.

Culture Creations was a recipient of a Promise on the Plains grant from United Way last year.


The 2024 Promise on the Plains grant application closed at noon on Thursday, May 23, 2024. Recipients will be announced on Juneteenth.


Special thanks to these generous supporters for keeping our promise to create an equitable and inclusive community for all.

Gene and Yolanda Camarena


For more information, contact Abel Frederic, United Way Vice President of Community Impact, at or (316) 267‑1321, ext. 4211.