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North Platte Giving Day raises $423,138 for local nonprofits

Donations, sponsored cash prizes and earned matching funds raised $423,138 for 68 local nonprofits during North Platte Giving Day campaign.

Most donors gave online.  Checks also were counted in the total if received at one of the five giving sites or if mailed by Giving Day May 4.  Donations came from 17 states spanning from New York City to... Click for the rest of the story.   

Community Foundation elects officers for 2022-23

Joe Staroska was elected president of Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation for the fiscal year beginning June 1, 2022.  Other officers elected by the Community Foundation’s Board of Directors are: Charles Burwick, vice president, and Maris Schad, secretary-treasurer.

Staroska is an owner and general manager of Weathercraft Companies in North Platte.  Staroska has served 4 years on the Community Foundation’s Board of Directors and has chaired its Grant Committee.  

Dan O'Neill was elected to return to the Community Foundation's Board of Directors.  

Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation primarily serves North Platte, Lincoln County and the 11 nearby counties of Arthur, Custer, Dawson, Frontier, Hayes, Hooker, Keith, Logan, McPherson, Perkins and Thomas.  In the past 12 months, the funds of the Community Foundation paid out well over $2 million in scholarships for college students and grants to non-profit organizations.  

There are many advantages to donors and their advisors in working with the Community Foundation.  Most of the funds administered by the Community Foundation are lasting legacies for donors that support charitable causes in a tax-advantaged manner.  The Community Foundation also administers charitable funds for many other nonprofit organizations.

Above and Beyond Award to Joe and Dorthy Conger 

Beginning in 1991, Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation has honored people whose efforts on behalf of the Community Foundation and the North Platte area have been far “Above and Beyond” the norm. 

Mid Nebraska Community Foundation is honored to present the 2021 Above and Beyond Award to Joe and Dorothy Conger for the charitable work in scholarships and youth actives.  They have established scholarships to help single moms, those going into vocational studies and provided funding for swim lessons for children.  

Thank you Joe and Dorothy Conger for all you've done.  


2018 Housing Study for Lincoln County and North Platte

The results of the 2018 Housing Study for Lincoln County and North Platte have been released.  The study was authorized by five funding partners, including the Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation, to get the facts, statistical analysis and future recommendations on addressing housing issues in our community.  It was prepared by Marvin Planning Consultants. For a copy of that study, please click the link below.

Community Fundraising Campaigns

  • Add connections to North Platte trails
    Add connections to North Platte trails

    Help add connecting trail segments to North Platte trails.  To donate online to North Platte Trails Network Fund go to the Donate page on this website.

  • The goal is to provide North Platte with quality pickleball facilities, create fun and exciting recreational and competitive events as well as improve the physical and mental well-being of our citizens.

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