Promise on the Plains
An investment opportunity that builds a more equitable and inclusive community.
Through Promise on the Plains, United Way invests in Wichita area nonprofits led by and serving Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) to help close gaps and disparities in health, education, financial stability and basic needs.
INVESTING IN EQUITY
This investment opportunity works to reduce inequities in the BIPOC nonprofit sector by assisting in building organizational capacity to help foster a more just and inclusive community. Grants intentionally support and strengthen nonprofit organizations serving the BIPOC community, while advancing the work of United Way in the areas of health, education, financial stability and basic needs. Through Promise on the Plains, United Way invests grants ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 in nonprofit organizations that benefit the BIPOC community.
United Way of the Plains envisions an equitable and inclusive community where individuals of all racial and ethnic backgrounds can succeed. Read our statements of principle on diversity and inclusion.
Read our press release announcing last year’s recipients.
“It is our goal to help create a more inclusive and equitable Wichita. By investing in our communities of color, we are signaling that we believe in the ability for everyone to reach their full potential. This is not a one-and-done venture. We want this initiative to carry on year after year to help our region and the people who live here thrive, while retaining and recruiting the best of all of us.”
– Pete Najera, United Way President and CEO
Special thanks to these generous individuals and organizations for keeping our promise to create an equitable and inclusive community for all.
Yolanda and Gene Camarena
The Promise on the Plains grant application period is now closed. Grant recipients will be announced on or about Thursday, June 15, 2023.
Please visit our Nonprofit Investment Opportunities page to learn about current grant funding applications.
For more information, contact Abel Frederic, United Way Vice President of Community Impact, at email@example.com or (316) 267‑1321 ext. 4211.