Community Care Fund

The Community Care Fund (CCF) is our traditional process of investing donor funds into community programs.
Volunteers review applications and direct dollars where they are needed most – creating a circle of support and strengthening the human services network in our community.
A Circle of Support graphic


During the 2022-2024 investment cycle, UWM received applications from 93 agencies including 152 programs for a total request of more than $15 million in CCF funding alone. Through the CCF, we invested $8 million into over 140 programs across the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro. These programs support UWM’s goal of delivering 8 million services during the two-year period.

The cycle also marked UWM’s return to multi-year funding, a best practice in grant making. Second year funding is contingent upon meeting reporting requirements and fundraising totals.


Programs funded through CCF reach underserved, low-income or hard-to-reach populations, and in doing so address social and economic disparities. UWM investments maximize the impact of donor dollars through investments that address our region’s most immediate needs and systemic issues.

  • A majority of funding supports Essential Needs programming. We invest in programs that provide immediate assistance in this key area.

  • Education investments help local children come to school prepared to learn the academic and essential skills needed to succeed.

  • Financial stability programs focus on financial education, job skill development and asset development to break cycles of poverty and build multi-generational stability.

Focus Areas

Essential Needs
  • Food Access
  • Shelter
  • Homelessness Prevention
  • Behavioral Health
  • Physical Health
  • Care Coordination
  • Family Support
  • Health Promotion


  • Mentoring + Academic Support
  • Out-of-School Time
  • Early Learning





Financial Stability
  • Jobs & Readiness
  • Education & Training


UWM is currently not accepting applications for the Community Care Fund. This fund runs on a two-year investment cycle, with applications for 2024 available in the winter of 2023. If you are a nonprofit interested in applying to future cycles of the Community Care Fund, please email to connect with a UWM grant manager.