Rebuild the Heartland Community Fund

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Communities Rebuilding Need Our Help

The Rebuild the Heartland Community Fund was created by First National Bank of Omaha, in partnership with Nebraska Community Foundation, in response to the historic floods in the spring and summer of 2019 that impacted parts of Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota. In recognition of the devastation caused to families, homes, businesses, farms, and communities, the Rebuild the Heartland Community Fund will support nonprofit organizations’ and local government authorities’ recovery and rebuilding efforts across affected areas.

How Your Donation Will Help Benefit Heartland Communities

The Rebuild the Heartland Community Fund encourages recovery and rebuilding efforts across Nebraska, western Iowa, and southeastern South Dakota. As such, funds raised will be awarded to nonprofit organizations leading recovery and rebuilding efforts in communities impacted by the floods.

Rebuilding and recovery activities could include, but not be limited to, support for nonprofit organizations working to address one of the following:

  • Implementing community development solutions such as housing, neighborhood revitalization, or small business assistance
  • Addressing and improving health and human services needs
  • Cleaning up and protecting natural and environmental resources
  • Strengthening infrastructure critical to a healthy community
  • Restoration of agricultural activities.

Short Term and Longer Term Needs, 100% of Your Donation Will Help The Heartland

The Rebuild the Heartland Community Fund will implement its activities in two phases. During the first phase, the Fund will focus on generating funding to support the activities detailed above. The second phase will involve deploying funding to qualified nonprofit organizations in the impacted areas. Funds will be awarded according to a structured award process with the assistance of a fund advisory team. Organizations interested in requesting funding are encouraged to download and complete the application below.

100% of funding contributed to the Rebuild the Heartland Community Fund will be deployed in the flood-affected areas.


Grant Application



  • General Account

    The Rebuild the Heartland Community fund is an affiliated fund of the Nebraska Community Foundation, established by business and community leaders to galvanize support for Midwestern communities impacted by the recent floods.

Fund Details

  • Opened: March 2019

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