The Salina Area United Way works towards the three following goals:

            Education: Raise the graduation rate
            Income: Reduce the number of families who are financially unstable
            Health: Increase the number of youth and adults who are healthy and avoiding risky behavior


Make A Difference Grants

The Make A Difference Grant application is two-page application, including a simple program budget. A two-page report is expected once a year at the end of the grant cycle. The grant amounts awarded are $10,000 or less. Make A Difference Grants occur one, to potentially twice, a year. Make A Difference Grant applications for 2023 are now open.

Reporting for this grant application includes the request for demographic information of the persons served. The Salina Area United Way reports this information to United Way World Wide and uses it to communicate to donors, as well as the communities served.