Spread good energy Hometown Grants

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

The top 10 Hometown Grant finalists for 2023 have been selected! Now it's time for you to do your part: VOTE for your favorite community projects. The four projects with the most 'likes' by March 24 will each win up to $10,000 to complete their projects, plus a day with a team of Evergy volunteers to help.

The 2023 finalists are:

Blue Rapids Community Action Team, Manhattan KS

Grassland Groupies, Wichita KS

Habitat for Humanity, St. Joseph MO

Kanbe Mobile Markets, Kansas City Metro

Friends of the Kaw, Lawrence KS

Passageways Living Center, Wichita KS

Synergy Services, Parkville MO

Top City Trails Alliance, Topeka KS

Generating Income for Tomorrow (GIFT), Kansas City Metro

Healthy Bourbon County Action Team, Ft. Scott KS

Learn more about each project and VOTE on the Evergy Facebook page.

Vote Now!


Submit a completed application by 5pm CST March 2:

  1. What the grant will be used for
  2. Who the grant will impact
  3. How the grant will spread good energy in our community

We'll review the submissions and contact the top 10 finalists on or before March 7.

If you make the top 10, now it's time to get your fans to vote!


If you make it to the Top 10, now it's time to get your fans to vote for your project. 

  1. Go to our Facebook page to “like” and share your project with your followers from March 10–24
  2. The 4 projects with the most "likes" by March 24 at 5pm CST will each win up to $10,000—plus, a team of Evergy employee volunteers* for a day!

See Official Rules

Evergy employees volunteering at a food collection drive

Project Examples

Get inspired! Here are just a few examples of potential projects:

  • 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 between April 14–April 30, 2023 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

Congratulations to all of our 2022 recipients. Here's a look at the winning projects.