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Grants to Nebraska and Iowa Nonprofits in Eligible Locations for Projects to Support a Thriving Community


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Community Care Fund Grant

United Way of the Midlands (UWM) - Community Care Fund

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #146204

Grant Description

Grants to Nebraska and Iowa nonprofit organizations in eligible locations for projects to support a thriving community. Funding is intended for projects to provide meals, health services, housing services for vulnerable residents, and services to create opportunities and remove barriers. Projects must benefit the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro.

United Way of the Midlands (UWM) is pleased to announce the opening of the grant application. As a convener, collaborator and catalyst for change, the vision is to create a thriving community where adults and children have access to safety net supports, education, financial stability and good health, which are the building blocks to economic stability and a high quality of life. As part of that commitment, UWM invests in high performing non-profit organizations that provide programs and services that align with the 2022-2024 Goals.

The investment cycle is intended to lay a foundation that will assist programs in their efforts to continuously improve and track outcomes over time. However, the continuation of funding for programs after the first year in the investment cycle is contingent upon the adherence to all requirements in the Grant Agreement and availability of UWM funds.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible nonprofit agencies must be certified as tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. UWM will only consider grant applications from agencies that have been in operation for three or more years.

Requests for the following will not be accepted:
- Sponsorships, annual funds, galas, or other special-event fundraising activities
- Conferences or events
- Capital campaigns or new building construction (“bricks and mortar”)
- Debt reduction
- Endowment funds
- Dissertations, theses or student research
- Sectarian religious activities, political lobbying, or legislative activities
- Support to individuals including tuition, loans, fellowships, or grants
- Strategic planning or community research
- Collective impact/backbone organizations

Additional Geographic Information:

Omaha-Council Bluffs metro

Pre-proposal Conference:

UWM open office hours:
- Thursday, January 6 - Thursday January 13 - 10:00 am - Noon

Pre-Application Information:

The Grant Application will be available to agencies on January 5 and can be completed online. The application must be completed by 5:00 p.m. on February 9. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

- Friday, June 10: UWM Board meeting to consider funding recommendations
- Week of June 13: Funding Notifications
- Monday, July 1: 2022-2024 two-year funding begins

Additional Funding Information:

Term of Contract:

UWM is committed to investing in programs beginning July 1, 2022 for a two-year cycle ending June 30, 2024.

Contact Information:

Apply Online:

For questions regarding the Community Care Fund Application, please reach out to Heather Tomczak, Director, Community Impact at or 402.522.7956.

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