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Common Fund of the Heartland is tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and contributions are deductible for federal income tax purposes.

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Common Fund of the Heartland

P.O. Box 45922

Omaha, NE 68144

About the Common Fund of the Heartland


The Common Fund of the Heartland (Common Fund) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) that provides utility assistance to low-income families in the Omaha metro community. Our mission is to efficiently and equitably coordinate client-focused financial assistance that measures results and empowers community agencies to provide more effective services through the use of pooled resources.

Common Fund has a unique structure, in that it is supported and driven by a board of directors and the three Omaha area utility companies - Black Hills Energy, Metropolitan Utilities District and Omaha Public Power District. The utilities have recognized that they are not social service experts and have therefore determined to use Common Fund as an umbrella agency to help connect their resources with other direct-service nonprofit providers in the community.

Funds contributed by the utility companies and other philanthropic entities are funneled through Common Fund and connected to five community partner providers: Family Housing Advisory Services, Heartland Family Services, Together, The Salvation Army, and 2-1-1 United Way.

The vision of the organization is to create a community where resources are available for seniors, disabled persons, children and others struggling financially to meet their basic energy needs. Our goal is to help enable them to keep their homes warm/cool, lights on and water running.

Beyond cooling and heating during critical months, utility assistance provides housing stability, security, the opportunity for children to remain in their homes with lights to study and helps ensure that individuals are able to perform basic necessary tasks such as cooking, washing clothes and bathing.