COVID-19 Notice

The Greater Grand Island Community Foundation has been closely following the news surrounding COVID-19 and public health concerns in our area. As most are aware, this has led to school and business closures as an effort to prevent the further spread of the virus. We believe that it is our duty as an organization to set an example for other local organizations and to practice safe and healthy policies as we work through this crisis. Please be advised that until further notice:
  • The Greater Grand Island Community Foundation offices at 1811 W. 2nd Street in Grand Island are closed. Our team will be working from home during this time and will not attend group meetings in person. We remain available for meetings via phone or the internet.
  • When appropriate, all program meetings will be held via zoom video conference.
  • Our grant programs will move forward as planned, however, discretionary grantmaking may be limited to operations and direct support of organizations that support the basic and health needs of the most vulnerable and at-risk in Greater Grand Island.

Non-Profit Resources for COVID-19

The Greater Grand Island Community Foundation serves as a resource to the nonprofit organizations in our area. Certain programs are available as part of the CARES Act to nonprofit organizations as well as small businesses. These applications can be complicated, we recommend working with your bank to complete them. Below is a list of resources available to nonprofit organizations. 

COVID-19 Community Compassion Fund Application

COVID-19 Community Compassion Fund FAQ

COVID-19 Community Compassion Fund Grant Evaluation Report

National Council of Nonprofits

Downloadable PDF of the CARES Act from the National Council of Nonprofits

US Small Business Administration

Paycheck Protection Program Application 

Heartland United Way

First National Bank Paycheck Protection Program Portal

Info on 2020 CARES Act for Business PDF

CARES Act PPP Calculation Worksheet

Nonprofit Association of the Midlands

For assistance with the CARES Act SBA applications suggested contacts are:




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