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. View more info on how we prioritize.

We have the following areas in which we are offering support:

Evergy Corporate Contributions – please review our focus areas and the information in the gray box below.

Hometown Economic Recovery Program - We're now accepting applications from registered 501(c)3 and 501(c)6 nonprofits for programs and projects focused on aiding the short and long term recovery efforts in our service territory. Grants can be requested in amounts between $5,000.00 and $25,000.00 will be awarded in two phases.  Phase one recipients have been posted. Applications for phase two are open until October 1.

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
  • 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 organizations
  • Not-for-profit agencies outside of our service and operating area
  • Journal advertising

 

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

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