WE'RE HERE TO HELP

A 2010 Metro Area Continuum of Care for the Homeless (MACCH) community assessment found: 1) significant inefficiencies in how people access services, 2) gaps in fund eligibility, and 3) potential duplication of assistance. As a response to these needs, Common Fund of the Heartland was formed to reduce waste by creating a network of agencies operating cooperatively by sharing a common intake process, common database and a common fund to maintain adequate financial support.

In November 2015, Common Fund of the Heartland invested in resources to formalize the initiative by launching a 501(c)3 organization. This structure makes sure people facing crises are provided the assistance they need in a timely manner. Common Fund’s partnering agencies now work collectively providing a first line of defense to households seeking stability through utility assistance – when it is needed most. 

MISSION

The mission of the Common Fund is to efficiently and equitably coordinate client-focused financial assistance that measures results and empowers community agencies to provide more effective service through the use of pooled resources.

VISION

The vision of the Common Fund is that of a coordinated fund to effectively link clients to financial assistance to stabilize housing in our community.

WE WORK THROUGH THE KINDNESS OF OTHERS