Requesting Donations

Our community investments team evaluates donation requests according to guidelines that align with our focus areas.

We believe every cause is important. But due to the volume of requests we receive each year and limitations on available resources, we follow a prioritization and evaluation process that helps us invest in programs in the most effective way possible.

Here’s how we evaluate and prioritize requests:

  • Alignment of the agency's mission with our focus areas
  • Documented history of the agency's effectiveness, financial soundness and leadership
  • Evergy's relationship with the agency through volunteers, board leadership or business involvement
  • Location of the agency within or near our service and operating area

Evergy focus areas

Environmental Leadership
As an energy provider, we're committed to creating a sustainable energy future and minimizing our environmental impact.

We do this by through the advancement of clean energy resources, education, stewardship and environmental action and activities.

Community Vitality 
Evergy is only as healthy as the communities in which we live and work. And, our hometowns are as unique as our customers.

We invest in opportunities that retain and attract business as well as stimulate workforce readiness, access to opportunities for all ages and backgrounds and basic needs that help people contribute to society.

How to apply

If you believe your agency is a match for our community investment funds, please email us at contributions@evergy.com

To apply you'll need to provide basic information:

  • Primary contact information
  • Federal tax identification number and 501(c) 3 status letter
  • Most recent W-9
  • A list of board members
  • A summary of the agency’s purpose, clients, goals and how you measure effectiveness
  • The specific dollar amount the agency is requesting and how it will be used
  • How the agency or program measures success 
  • Agency-wide and program-specific budget information
  • Most recent audited financial statements
  • A list of other corporate and foundation support

But we can't make funds available for: 

  • Individuals (for scholarships, trips, conferences or similar purposes)
  • School-affiliated groups (such as bands, choirs or athletic teams)
  • Religious organizations
  • Sporting activities and golf tournaments
  • Single disease and mental health organizations
  • Not-for-profit agencies outside of our service and operating area
  • Journal advertising