COMMUNITY IMPACT GRANTS NOW AVAILABLE TO AREA NON-PROFITS

Each year, a portion of the Heartland United Way campaign funds are made available to non-profit organizations in Hall, Hamilton, Howard and Merrick counties through the Community Impact Grant Program.  The purpose of the grant program is to fund projects that innovatively address issues in the areas of education, income and health. 

The grant program is designed to encourage entities to think creatively about ways to improve people’s lives and change community conditions.  Heartland United Way is especially focused on addressing local emerging trends within the three broad areas of education, income and health.  Growing concerns include childhood obesity, youth graduation rates and the rising percent of people who do not have enough income to meet their basic needs. 

Organizations should develop new or improved strategies to help people achieve a quality education, promote financial stability and independence or improve health in our four-county area.  Grant recipients will launch a two year-long pilot program.  Results are measured, tracked and reported to the Heartland United Way.

The Community Impact Grant Program, formerly named the Venture Grant program, and has provided funding for organizations in the community to launch new programs and services or improve existing strategies.

To apply, organizations must complete an on-line application by December 19th. Click here for detailed instructions. 

For more information email stephanie@heartlandunitedway.org or call the Heartland United Way office at 308-382-2675.