Rural Community Impact Program Grant


The Heartland United Way’s mission is to improve lives and create possibilities in Hall, Hamilton, Howard and Merrick counties. We fight for the health, education and financial stability for every person in every community.

Application deadline: February 28th

Program 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

Geographic limitations:

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 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, 2023. 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

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

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