The Nebraska Community Foundation works with community, organizational and donor-advised affiliated funds serving 250 communities located in 80 counties. NCF and its affiliated funds have reinvested $269 million in Nebraska since 1994.
The Atkinson Community Foundation is dedicated to the improvement and long-term viability of the Atkinson community. A permanent endowment fund has been established, through which only the annual earnings are used for projects. As the endowment grows, so will our quality of life for families today and future generations. A volunteer Fund Advisory Committee works actively to increase charitable giving and award grants to worthwhile organizations that are addressing the emerging needs and future opportunities in our community.
The Fund Advisory Committee members are: Lisa Bilstein, Jim Brennan, Nicole Cadwallader, Amanda Gregor, Erin Jelinek, Monique Johnson, Shannon Olberding and Jessica Prussa.
As the Atkinson community endowment grows, funding will be available for projects and programs that have long-term positive impacts on our community. There are a number of causes you already care about that need your support:
The Atkinson Community Foundation Fund enhances the quality of life and helps create new opportunities in the Atkinson area by:
The Atkinson Community Foundation Fund, along with generous contributions from the community, raised $50,000 for the purchase and installation of new playground equipment located at Mill Race Park. This project is just one example of group’s slogan, “Giving Back and Paying It Forward.”
The Atkinson Police Department is equipped to deal with increased drug trafficking on Highway 20, thanks to help from the Atkinson Community Foundation Fund. Within a month the Fund received enough donations to purchase a police dog.Read the full story.
Whether large or small, your contribution or pledge will have a lasting impact on the city of Atkinson. Experience the joy and pride in keeping our hometown viable. Invest in the future and receive a tax deduction now. Leave a legacy. Honor the memory of a loved one. In addition to cash, there are many ways to invest in your community’s future:
Opened: August 2002
Related Towns: Atkinson
Related Counties: Holt
Name: Shannon Olberding
Phone: (402) 340-1403
An account used by the local Fund Advisory Committee to support and maintain the affiliated fund’s activities within the community.
A permanent account whose assets are invested to generate an ongoing source of income year after year. Investment earnings from the endowment are used to support community improvements and programs. The Fund Advisory Committee determines how the money generated from the endowment will be used to benefit the community now and in the future.