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Yes. Common Fund is a 501c3 organization.
The money provides financial assistance for utilities and other related expenses to low-income families in crisis.
The funds are distributed through member agencies of the Common Fund of the Heartland. This is a group of twelve agencies, set up to screen and counsel those requesting help. They have guidelines to help them make decisions. The agencies are: Christian Outreach Program – Elkhorn (COPE), Eastern Nebraska Community Action Partnership (ENCAP), Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders Counties, Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership, Southeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership (SENCA), Family Housing Advisory Services, Inc., Heart Ministry Center, Heartland Family Service, Institute for Community Alliances (ICA), The Salvation Army of Omaha, Together and United Way of the Midlands.
Call United 211 and they will connect you with the agency that can best serve your needs.
Omaha Public Power District and Metropolitan Utility District customers Living in the counties of Burt, Cass, Colfax, Dodge, Douglas, Johnson, Otoe, Pawnee, Pottawattamie, Richardson, Sarpy, Saunders and Washington.