HUW & GGICF: COVID-19 Community Compassion Fund

Heartland United Way

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Deadline: Rolling

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Fields of work: Basic Human Needs Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: General Operating Expense, Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Nebraska: Hall County, Hamilton County, Howard County, Merrick County, Sherman County

Location of residency: Counties in Nebraska: Hall County, Hamilton County, Howard County, Merrick County, Sherman County

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About this funder:



The Heartland United Way and the Greater Grand Island Community Foundation have partnered to launch a relief fund, the COVID-19 Community Compassion Fund, to help organizations and individuals most in need of assistance. This fund will ensure people have access to life’s essentials, such as food and shelter and ensure community partner organizations can continue to do their vital local work.

The COVID-19 Community Compassion fund provides nonprofit organizations with flexible resources to address the impact of the COVID-19 public health crisis on our community, including immediate basic needs, gaps in service, and operational challenges.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • The COVID-19 Community Compassion Fund is able to support organizations meeting the following criteria:
    • Nonprofit organizations with a 501(c)3 designation or church programs providing direct relief in good standing with the Internal Revenue Service.
    • Directly serving organizations of Heartland United Way and Greater Grand Island Community Foundation’s service areas.
    • Conduct business without discrimination with regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, political beliefs, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, or any other category protected by law.
  • The geographic focus of the COVID-19 Community Compassion fund is Hall, Hamilton, Howard, and Merrick county non-profit organizations.
    • Sherman county organizations may also be considered for funding from the Greater Grand Island Community Foundation.


  • Preference is to the provision of direct relief services.


  • The COVID-19 Community Compassion fund is not able to directly provide funding to individuals or businesses, labor unions, 501(c)4, 501(c)5, or 501(c)6 organizations.
  • Grants for religious or political purposes will not be considered for funding.


This page was last reviewed August 01, 2020 and last updated August 01, 2020