Rural Community Impact Grants

Application is now closed as of march 4, 2024.

Applications are being reviewed, and grants will be awarded in April of 2024. If you have any questions about your application, please reach out to Thank you!

Grant Time Line

Application Open:                   February 9, 2024

Applications Due:                   March 4, 2024

Grant Awarded:                       April 2024


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.

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.

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
  • Financial Stability: 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


  • 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.
  • Only one application will be accepted per organization.
  • Applications will not be accepted for capital expenditures, religious activities, conference or camp fees, scholarships, fire departments, buildings, or youth sports.

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 9, 2024.  Applications must be submitted by March 4, 2024. Grant awards are presented April 2024.

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. Reports are due February 14th, 2025. Progress Report Template for 2024 Grants Can be Downloaded Here.

2024 Community Impact Grant Application

  • Application is now closed.

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

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