Charitable Grant funds help dreams come true

Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation serves charitable people and helps nonprofit organizations and projects.  The Community Foundation administers and invests charitable funds to provide grants to nonprofit organizations.  Each fund has its own charitable purpose and specifications, typically established by the original donor(s).  Each year about $1 million is paid from these funds for grants to worthy causes.

There are several different kinds of grant funds:

Agency and designated funds provide support for specific nonprofit organizations and projects

Betterment Grant funds meet changing community needs

Community funds benefit specific communities

Deferred gift funds provide for future charitable gifts

Donor-advised funds provide for donor involvement in grant making

Field-of-interest funds provide for grants within donor-specified areas of interest (such as health or education)

Operations funds provide support for administrative activities of the Community Foundation

 

Each Grant Fund can be specified to invest for long-term returns or for short-term returns depending on the time perspective and investment risk tolerance.

 

Applegate Grants for Teachers

We are pleased to announce that $105,000 is available during the 2017-2018 school year for grant awards from the John Russell Applegate Fund for Teachers for training and support of K-12 teachers in West Central Nebraska.  Click here for more information about Applegate Grants for Teachers including access to guidelines and application form.

 

Betterment Grants

If your non-profit organization qualifies to apply for a Betterment Grant and is considering applying for a grant to help a qualifying project, please contact our office to discuss the project.  The Community Foundation considers applications that promise to make significant and direct contributions to people in the North Platte area in one of the following fields of interest: community development, culture, education, environment, health, or human services.  Grant application deadlines are: January 15, April 15, July 15 and October 15.

Current Fundraising Campaigns

  • Help extend trail at Lake Maloney
    Help extend trail at Lake Maloney

    Help add a new trail segment to connect South Beach with the existing trail at Lake Maloney, south of North Platte. To donate online to the Lake Maloney Trail Fund go to the Donate page on this website.

  • Help renovate North Platte Community Playhouse
    Help renovate North Platte Community Playhouse

    Help make needed renovations at the North Platte Community Playhouse’s Neville Center for Performing Arts in the historic Fox Theatre Building. To donate online to the North Platte Community Playhouse Fund go to the Donate page on this website.

  • Help develop the Prairie Arts Center
    Help develop the Prairie Arts Center

    Help renovate the upper stories of the Prairie Arts Center in the historic 1913 Post Office Building in downtown North Platte. To donate online to the Prairie Arts Center Building Fund go to the Donate page on this website.

  • Sutherland Anchor Memorial Park Fund
    Sutherland Anchor Memorial Park Fund

    Help develop Anchor Memorial Park into a wonderful asset for the Village of Sutherland. To donate online to Sutherland Anchor Memorial Park Fund go to the Donate page on this website.

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