- This Grant Application Period Closed on 2/22/2021 - 

The Kansas Volunteer Commission and Mentor Kansas are pleased to announce funds to support mentoring initiatives that implement one or more of the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring (EEPM). The EEPM (Recruitment, Screening, Training, Matching and Initiating, Monitoring and Support, and Closure) ensures that programs are research-informed and providing a set of evidence-based standards that will ensure consistent, effective and safe mentoring. See Mini-Grant Materials and Funding Highlights listed below.

The Kansas Volunteer Commission awarded the following organizations in 2021:

  • CASA of the High Plains, Inc.
  • International Rescue Committee
  • KBBBS Serving Butler & Harvey Counties
  • KBBBS Serving Cowley & Sumner Counties
  • KBBBS Serving Crawford & Labette Counties
  • KBBBS Serving Ellis County
  • KBBBS Serving Lyon County
  • KBBBS Seving Reno County
  • KBBBS Serving Riley County
  • KBBBS of Salina County, Inc
  • KBBBS Serving Sedgwick County
  • KBBBS Serving Shawnee County
  • United Way of Franklin County Association
  • United Way of the Plains


  • Applications Closed on 2/22/2021 
  • Guidelines are available here
  • Final Report is available here


  • Grant period: March 8 – September 8, 2021
  • For other questions, email Paula Smith at psmith@ksde.org 
  • NOTE: Grant funded programs may only operate in Kansas