Spread good energy Hometown Grants

Helping local nonprofits spread good energy and win up to $10,000 for community improvement projects

Year-round Evergy supports local nonprofit organizations with more than $7.5 million in community support. Evergy's annual Hometown Grants make awards of up to $10,000 to four organizations, voted upon by our community. Congratulations to the 2023 grant recipients! 

Blue Rapids Community Action Team, Manhattan KS

The Blue Rapids Community Action Team will enhance a valuable community park by adding a swing set and improved surface materials.  

St Joseph Habitat for Humanity, St. Joseph MO

The St. Joseph Habitat for Humanity will build a new community distribution and education center to store disaster relief materials.  

Passageways, Wichita KS

The Passageways Living Center will improve their meditation garden for the veterans they serve through additional fencing materials, a privacy fence and small shed to store equipment.

Healthy Bourbon County Action Team, Ft. Scott KS

The Healthy Bourbon County Action Team will build its first all-inclusive, fully accessible splash pad and sensory park with no physical or social barriers.

Evergy supports our community through grants and volunteer support year-round.

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Evergy employees volunteering at a food collection drive

Project Examples

Interested in applying for a Hometown Grant next year? Starting thinking now about a project your nonprofit organization could accomplish with a grant and volunteer support.

  • Improve a community space that helps vulnerable and underserved populations
  • Host an environmental project such as a park and trail improvements
  • Design a program to help stimulate workforce readiness or youth development


*Evergy Employee Volunteer Details

Winning projects will demonstrate how the organization can use both the $10,000 grant and a team of Evergy employee volunteers for one day. The one-day Evergy volunteer event must take place roughly one month after winners are announced and will be coordinated and mutually agreed-upon by Evergy and the winning organization.

Learn all the ways we're working to improve our communities. For questions, contact hometowngrant@evergy.com

Congratulations to prior year Hometown Grant recipients!


Noyes Home for Children - Energizing the Preschool Playground, St. Joseph, MO

Girl Scouts of NE KS and NW MO - Building Strengths with New Climbing Wall, Tonganoxie, KS

Kansas State Rose Gardens - Bringing Life Back to the Rose Garden, Manhattan, KS

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum - Monarch Plaza Makeover, Kansas City, MO

Here's a look at some of the winning Spread Good Energy Hometown Grant projects.