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Grants of up to $5,000 to Nebraska nonprofit organizations in eligible regions to enhance the lives of local residents. Priority will be given to proposals addressing education, financial stability, and health and food security. Eligible applicants are organizations that are located and providing programs in Hamilton, Howard, Merrick counties, or in the rural communities in Hall County.

The Heartland United Way’s mission is to improve lives and create possibilities. The Board of Directors adopted a bold goal to decrease childhood poverty and to fight for the Health, Education and Financial Stability for every person in every community. The Heartland United Way helps feed people facing food insecurity; prepare children for success in school, work and life; and connect people in financial distress with resources to pay bills and stay in their homes.

Preference for funding will be given to organizations that provide programs or services that align with one of the following areas:

  • Education: Improve opportunities for youth to be prepared for and successful in school
  • Income: Provide programs and supportive assistance to low-income families who are financially unstable
  • Health: Help feed people facing food insecurity and to increase the number of people who are healthy and avoiding risky behavior

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 165440

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Number of Grants:

Average number of grants per year: 20

Estimated Size of Grant:

Average grant size: $1,500
Average total giving per year: $30,000
Maximum grant asks: $5,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Local nonprofit organizations may apply for grants. The nonprofit organizations must be located and providing programs in Hamilton, Howard, Merrick counties, or in the rural communities in Hall County.

Grantees must be qualified as public charities under IRC section 501(c)(3).

Applications will not be accepted for capital expenditures, religious activities, buildings, or youth sports.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are open February 1, 2022. Applications must be submitted by February 28, 2022 to be reviewed at the grant meeting that occurs in March 2022. Funding distribution would occur in April 2022.

Grant Time Line:
- Application Open: February 1, 2022
- Applications Due: February 28, 2022
- Review and Evaluation: March 1 -14, 2022
- Grant Awarded: April 2022

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.


If you have additional questions, please call the Heartland United Way office at (308) 382-2675 or email Stephanie at

Heartland United Way
1441 N Webb Road
Grand Island, NE 68803

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Nebraska: Hamilton, Howard, and Merrick counties, and rural communities in Hall County

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