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Partner Agency Funding Request Information

Thank you for your interest in applying for funds from United Way & Volunteer Services of Greater Yankton.  Board Members find this to be one of the most satisfying parts of their involvement with United Way,  investing in the success of our partners and learning more about the programs you provide to meet the critical human needs in the greater Yankton community. 

We ask all programs to clearly identify the outcomes for which you are seeking funding.  United Way measures results in programs focusing on the Education, Financial Stability / Basic Needs, and Health of our community. We will have you identify and break down your funding request based on which priority area you feel your program fits. 

Please direct questions to Lauren Hanson, Executive Director at (605) 665- 6766 or email

Funding Applications are due Monday, May 1, 2017 and must be delivered or mailed to 610 West 23rd Street, Suite 11 Yankton, SD 57078

It is recommended that you call before delivery: (605) 665-6766

Community Impact Fund Application Forms

2018 Funding Application

Attachment A

Attachment B

Connecting Kids Youth Scholarships


Achievement Report

Art Education Grants


Partner Agency Reporting Information

Quarterly Reports

Venture Grants

To help make a difference in the lives of our neighbors, the United Way & Volunteer Services of Greater Yankton is offering Venture Grants to 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations.

The Venture Grants offer human service agencies an opportunity to seek funds for immediate and creative response to the most pressing human needs in our community. Venture Grants are time-limited. In most cases, where a Venture Grant is awarded, no commitment for continued support is made. These grants are available for innovative projects conducted by member and non-member agencies in the community. 

Application for Venture Grant

There are two types of Venture Grants available: 
*Seed Money Grants – intended to provide short-term support for start-up or untried programs or research and/or development.

*Delivery Enhancement Grants – intended to enhance the capacity of existing agencies or delivery systems. This grant can help foster improved coordination and help agencies develop administrative mechanisms.

Venture Grants are generally funded for a period not to exceed 12 months. At the completion of the project, a final Achievement Report is to be submitted to the United Way Office at 610 W 23rd Street , Suite 11, Yankton, SD 57078

Questions may be directed to Lauren Hanson at 665-6766 or

Ribfest Cares

In collaboration, Rockin’ Ribfest and United Way & Volunteer Services of Greater Yankton are pleased to announce Ribfest Cares, a unique fundraising opportunity for local nonprofits. 

If chosen as the Ribfest Cares recipient, you will be given an opportunity to promote your organization and fund-raise during the annual Rockin’ Ribfest event. For more information, contact the United Way office at (605) 665-6766. 

Applications are due Friday, April 7, 2017 to the United Way Office, 610 W 23rd Street, Yankton, SD.  

 2017 Application for Ribfest Cares