The United Way of the Flint Hills offers Emerging Needs Grants to eligible organizations in our community.
The intent of these grants is to provide support to innovative approaches to meeting the health and human services needs of our community that are time sensitive. Funding is specifically reserved as short-term funding for start-up costs associated with bringing a new program to our community or to an organization that provides a new or innovative program that addresses our priority areas of Education, Income, and Health.
In 2015, the following organizations received funding through this grant stream:
Corky's Cupboard: Items for on-campus food pantry
Emporia Child Care Center: Art supplies
Emporia High School: Popcorn machine to assist school groups with fundraising
Emporia Recreation Commission: Outdoor day camp experience for Summer Scape participants in collaboration with Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts
Respect the Wheels: Classes, signs, and posters to promote bike safety
Salvation Army: Beds for those impacted by the fire at Eastwood Lake Apartments
Midwest Search and Rescue: Search and rescue class for first responders
Hetlinger Developmental Service: Art therapy class for clients