United Way of Greater Kansas City is a nonprofit agency that has been provided one AFI grant since 2010, with the objective of implementing a comprehensive approach to strengthen the long-term financial stability of at-risk youth and young adults ages 16-26 during this critical transition period. This strategy is meant to not only increase the long-term financial stability for the target population, but also increase the likelihood that their children will not grow up in poverty.
United Way of Greater Kansas City emphasizes postsecondary education, with the goal of strengthening the financial stability of low-income youth and young adults (ages 16-26) to build long-term financial stability for the next generation. This grantee has been successful at partnering with an organization that has extensive experience managing IDAs, and nonprofit human service and public postsecondary education organizations that serve the IDA project's target population.
United Way of Greater Kansas City partners with the Family Conservancy, which assists with program management; and KC Cash, Catholic Charities, DeLaSalle Education Center, Don Bosco Community Center, El Centro, Johnson County Community College, and Metropolitan Community College of Kansas City, which provide outreach assistance, financial education, and asset-specific training.
Assets for Independence Grant History
United Way of Greater Kansas City's Financial Stability Community Change Strategy
34 IDAs have been opened.
8 participants have received financial education.
$15,783 saved by participants.
6 participants have purchased an asset.
Total AFI Funding
Total AFI Grant Funding:
Total Non-Federal Support: $223,529
United Way of Greater Kansas City targets eligible low-income at-risk older youth and young adults (ages 16-26) in the five-county metropolitan area of Kansas City.
United Way of Greater Kansas City
1080 Washington Street Kansas City, MO 64105
(816) 472-4289 www.unitedwaygkc.org