Charitable Grant funds help donor goals and 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).
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 Applegate Grants for Teachers)
Operations funds provide support for administrative activities of the Community Foundation
Each Grant Fund can be specified to invest for long-term returns, for intermediate returns or for short-term returns depending on time perspective and investment risk tolerance.
Applegate Grants for Teachers
We are pleased to announce that approximately $100,000 is available during this 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 Arthur, Custer, Dawson, Frontier, Hayes, Hooker, Keith, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Perkins and Thomas.
The Community Foundation awards Betterment Grants to qualifying nonprofit organizations. The Community Foundation considers grant 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 11 nearby counties of Arthur, Custer, Dawson, Frontier, Hayes, Hooker, Keith, Logan, McPherson, Perkins and Thomas.