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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 education or human services)

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 Custer, Dawson, Frontier, Hayes, Hooker, Keith, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Perkins and Thomas.   Application deadlines are: October 15, January 15 and April 15.  

Betterment Grants

If your non-profit organization is a 501(c)(3) or otherwise 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.

Community Fundraising Campaigns

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • North Platt Community Build Playground
    North Platt Community Build Playground

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