Salina Area United Way Announces 2023-2024 Funded Partners


Salina, KS Salina Area United Way is pleased to announce the 2023-2024 Funded Partners. This year, 13 local nonprofit community organizations were chosen as Funded Partners:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Salina
  • Boy Scouts of America Coronado Area Council
  • Child Advocacy & Parenting Services
  • Central Kansas Mental Health Center
  • Consumer Credit Counseling Services
  • Friends of the River Foundation
  • Independent Connection Inc.
  • Love, Chloe Foundation
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Child Development Center
  • Pawnee Mental Health Services
  • Prairieland Market
  • Salina Child Care Association
  • Salina Family YMCA

“We are so excited to welcome back eight previous Salina Area United Way Funded Partners and welcome in five new Funded Partners to our partner organizations,” says Claire Ludes, Executive Director of Salina Area United Way. “We look forward to once again uniting with these thirteen incredible nonprofit organizations for our 2023-2024 Campaign season to ultimately serve our community in the most effective way possible.”

This past 2022-2023 Campaign year, Salina Area United Way surpassed their Campaign fundraising goal for the first time in a decade, which brought in a grand total of $573,821.65 to give back to their 2022-2023 Funded Partner agencies within the community and to the new childcare initiative.

“Being a Funded Partner is a dedicated, reliable funding and mission-focused collaboration,” says Amanda Otto, CEO at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Salina. “This past year, Funded Partners has given us the opportunity so far to match 35 youth with a positive adult role model in our community! This is instrumental in meeting the need for mentors in Saline County.”

For more information about Salina Area United Way’s 2023-2024 Funded Partners or their upcoming 2023-2024 Campaign, visit, or contact the Salina Area United Way office at 785-827-1312.