Salina Area United Way Announces Make A Difference Grant Opening


Salina, KS Salina Area United Way is now accepting grant applications for the 2023 Make A Difference Grants. We are excited to announce that there will be $50,000 available in grant funding for this upcoming year. The purpose of Make A Difference Grants is to be responsive to community needs and providing funding for programs that make a difference in our local communities. The Salina Area United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every surrounding community.

All 501(c)(3) Charitable, Government/Public, Educational Institution or Church Organizations in the Salina Area United Way county service areas – Salina, Ottawa, Cloud, Republic, Jewell, Mitchell Lincoln, Ellsworth, Russell, Osborne – that provide programs with measurable impact are eligible to apply for grant funding.

“Salina Area United Way is very excited to open another round of Make A Difference grants and be able to continue our efforts in funding local programs that truly make a crucial impact on families and individuals in our communities,” says MacKenzie Morris, Director of Marketing and Grants at Salina Area United Way.

Funds raised by the Salina Area United Way are awarded through competitive grants. Make A Difference Grants applications open Friday, February 17.  You can access the application through our website at All Make A Difference grant applications must be submitted by organizations on Friday, March 24, 2023, at noon to The maximum grant awarded to applications will not exceed $10,000. Partial funding may also be awarded.

For more information about Salina Area United Way, visit, or contact the Salina Area United Way office at 785-827-1312.