Rebuild the Heartland

The News Has Changed. The Need Has Not.

Families and communities continue to struggle after the historic flooding of 2019. With Rebuild the Heartland, you can donate to a partner organization of your choice and continue long-term restoration. While our friends and neighbors may be out of the headlines, they’re not out of our hearts. Donate today.

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Community Partners

Thank you to these businesses for their generous support.

The Work Ahead of Us

Floodwaters have destroyed homes and businesses, but they can’t wash away our resolve. Here is the damage we need to address.

$439 Million

in infrastructure damage

2,039 Homes

damaged or lost

340 Businesses 

damaged or destroyed

$400 Million

in livestock losses

$440 Million

in crop losses

*Statistics provided from this article by the Omaha World-Herald on March 21, 2019.

About Rebuild the Heartland

What started as a fund has turned into a movement. Now, across three states, Rebuild the Heartland is the name of sustained restoration efforts sponsored by partner organizations. Together, we can make a difference.

  • Support for families who are still without homes
  • Neighborhood revitalization
  • Small business assistance
  • Strengthening infrastructure critical to a healthy community
  • Health and human services
  • Cleaning up and protecting natural and environmental resources

The rebuilding begins

When a disaster of this magnitudes strikes, it takes everyone working together to help recover and rebuild from the damages. Because of your donation to the fund, hundreds of families are returning to the comfort of their own homes and moving forward in their everyday lives. For that, we cannot thank you enough. Your generosity and compassion will surely be remembered for generations to come.

Your donations go to nonprofits that work directly with the communities impacted by the floods. Head to the partners page to read their stories.

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Apply for a grant

Nonprofit organizations and local government authorities can apply for grants through the Rebuilding the Heartland Community Fund and Nebraska Flood Recovery Fund (both funds are affiliated with the Nebraska Community Foundation).

Go to application page