Need a grant?

The Topeka Community Foundation provides a variety of funding opportunities through grants and permanent funding, as well as resources to assist your organization.

How are we unique?

We're grantmakers

We reinvest more than $2 million each year into nonprofits working hard to improve our community. Our Greater Topeka Fund and initiative grants  each focus on a different aspect of life in Topeka and Shawnee County. This offers you a clear and predictable means for planning your grant requests.

We're donor services

We help you grow your funding through organization funds held right here at the Foundation. Endowments offer a predictable source of income in an unstable funding environment. We realize you need more than simply program-specific funding to improve our community. Rather, it’s a combination of resources: financial, relational and intellectual.

We're community conveners

Information we gather during our competitive grant programs, combined with one-on-one discussions with public officials, donors and nonprofits, offer us broad and deep insight into the pressing needs and prevailing beliefs in our community. This better positions us to make vital links between funders, charities, public officials and everyday citizens. It also positions us to offer you more holistic nonprofit guidance.


2017 Grants

Important Funding Considerations – Awards will be determined by the quality and strength of the case presented for the identified community need. Applications which include partnership between agencies and multiple funding sources will be given priority. Some of the criteria that will be considered in reviewing proposals are:

  • Impact: Who will be served?
  • Community: Is there a demonstrated need for this program?
  • Feasibility: Is the program realistic? Are there clear goals?

The Topeka Community Foundation does not fund staff salaries, overhead costs, fundraising events, or political campaigns. If you have any questions regarding your eligibility for a grant, please contact us .


Healthy Lifestyles Grant 2017

The 2017 Healthy Lifestyles Concept Paper application is now available. Click here for complete information.  Deadline for submission is September 15, 2017.

The Topeka Community Foundation is extending this invitation to submit a Concept Paper to receive funding for programs/projects that directly and positively change health habits, behaviors and/or lifestyles for residents in Nemaha, Riley, Pottawatomie, Jackson, Jefferson, Douglas, Shawnee, Wabaunsee, Osage and Lyon Counties. It is anticipated that grant awards will be $30,000.00 or less.