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 approximately $105,000 is available during the 2019-2020 school year for grant awards from the John Russell Applegate Fund for Teachers for training and support of K-12 teachers at elementary and secondary schools located in the West Central Nebraska counties of Custer, Dawson, Frontier, Hayes, Hooker, Keith, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Perkins and Thomas. Application deadlines are: October 15, January 15 and April 15. Click here for more information about Applegate Grants for Teachers including access to guidelines and application form.
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. The North Platte area includes Lincoln County and the 10 nearby counties of Custer, Dawson, Frontier, Hayes, Hooker, Keith, Logan, McPherson, Perkins and Thomas. Grant application deadlines are: January 15, April 15, July 15 and October 15.