Community Impact Grants

The Heartland United Way is announcing the availability of $30,000 for local nonprofit organizations to 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.

The Heartland United Way’s mission is to improve lives and create possibilities. Our 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; prepares children for success in school, work and life; and connects people in financial distress with resources to pay bills and stay in their homes.

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

2023 Community Impact Grant Application


  • Grantees must be qualified as public charities under IRC section 501(c)(3).
  • Applications must be submitted through the grant application form available on the Heartland United Way website.
  • Applications will not be accepted for capital expenditures, religious activities, buildings, or youth sports.
  • Only one Application will be accepted per organization.

Average giving

  • Average grant size: $250-1,500
  • Average number of grants per year: 21
  • Average total giving per year: $30,000
  • Maximum grant ask: $1,500

Application period and deadlines:

Applications are open February 1.  Applications must be submitted by February 28, 2023 to be reviewed at the grant meeting that occurs in March 2023. Funding distribution occurs in April 2023.

Required agreements and reports:

A year-end progress report is required for funded projects that include stories and pictures highlighting the success of the program.

Grant Time Line

Application Open:                   February 1, 2023

Applications Due:                   February 28, 2023

Review and Evaluation:          March 1 -14, 2023

Grant Awarded:                        April 2023

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

Heartland United Way's mission is to improve lives and create possibilities for people living in Hall, Hamilton, Howard and Merrick Counties. This mission is achieved through advocacy, leadership and support for nonprofit organizations that help individuals and families gain access to educational, economic and health opportunities.

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