The Nebraska Community Foundation works with community, organizational and donor-advised affiliated funds serving 255 communities located in 77 counties. NCF and its affiliated funds have reinvested more than $222 million in Nebraska since 1994.
The Brown County Community Fund is dedicated to the improvement and long-term viability of our community.
The Brown County Community Fund encourages people from all walks of life to give back to their community by providing a full range of gift opportunities. 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 area.
The Brown County Community Fund enhances the quality of life and helps create new opportunities in Brown County by:
As an affiliated fund of the Nebraska Community Foundation, all contributions to the Brown County Community Fund are tax-deductible. The Nebraska Community Foundation is confirmed in compliance with the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations, and has met the nation’s highest philanthropic standards of operational quality, integrity and accountability.
View the Brown County Community Fund’s brochure.
Read about the Fund’s work in this insert from the Rural Electric Nebraskan magazine.
Submit applications to:
Brown County Foundation Fund Scholarship
c/o Scott Steinhauser
724 N. Maple
Ainsworth NE 69210
|The Brown County Community Fund Presents Scholarships and Community Grants. Read the full article by the Ainsworth Star Journal.*Photo courtesy of Ainsworth Star Journal.|
Brown County Foundation Celebrates Successes
The Brown County Foundation Fund is celebrating 2011, the second successful year in their five-year Endowment Fund Campaign. Read more about the 2011 successes.
|These pictures show participants in the UNL Extension Summer Camps. Brown County Community Fund grants were used to purchase equipment such as irons, blenders, and cutting mats which will be used for many years and for a variety of learning experiences for area young people.|
Since 1996, the Brown County Community Fund has awarded a total of $53,880 in grants for local projects.
Since 1996, the Brown County Community Fund has awarded a total of $13,950 in scholarships.
In 2010, the Advisory Board of the Brown County Community Fund decided to embark on a fund raising campaign to establish a permanent, unrestricted endowment from which 5% of the annual earnings are used to meet our county’s highest priority needs. The annual investment earnings above 5% are added to the endowment principal to insure that the capital base of the endowment maintains its value against the forces of inflation. As the endowment grows, so will the quality of life for Brown County families today and the opportunities for future generations. That means all donations to the Endowment Fund will go on giving forever.
The five-year goal of the Brown County Community Fund Endowment Campaign is to raise $500,000. We’ve met our first year goal in 2010 and currently we’re only $30,000 away from meeting this year’s goal. Contact a Fund Advisory Committee member for information about how you can help us meet this goal. Read more about our endowment campaign.
Read how these individuals helped us toward our goal by donating six yearling steers to the endowment campaign.
Please consider how you will be involved in making the Endowment Campaign a success. You will be a part of preserving the quality of life for residents of Brown County today and future. Review the pledge card on this web page and then make your commitment to ensuring the success of an area you consider “home”.
Opened: February 1995
Related Towns: Ainsworth, Johnstown, Long Pine
Related Counties: Brown
Name: Diana Syfie
Phone: (402) 387-2281
To provide scholarships to local students.
To benefit and sustain the B.E.A.T. Percussion Ensemble performance and operating expenses including travel, instruments and uniforms.
An account to raise funds to assist the City of Ainsworth in improving infrastructure and purchasing maintenance equipment for the City-owned golf course. Infrastructure projects are improvements to the grounds of the golf course, such as the watering system and cart paths, and maintenance equipment storage sheds. Infrastructure projects for this purpose do not include structures (i.e., clubhouse, cart sheds) other than sheds for grounds maintenance equipment. No disbursements may be made from the Account unless they are for assets that are purchased and owned by the City of Ainsworth.
An account to provide funding for scholarships to honor the memory of Elizabeth Aten.
An account used by the local Fund Advisory Committee to support and maintain the affiliated fund’s activities within the community.
To support community betterment projects in Long Pine, including restoration of a community building and a new fire hall.
To support charitable community betterment projects, to benefit the community of Long Pine, Nebraska and the surrounding area.
To provide college scholarships to Ainsworth High School graduates
To benefit and sustain the memory of Roy Aten who was a member of the Ainsworth School Board. Scholarships are given to Ainsworth High School graduating seniors.
To benefit and sustain the educational activities of the Sandhills Discovery & Visitor Center.
To provide scholarships to students as they graduate from Ainsworth High School and to adult non-traditional students living in Brown County who are returning to college.
To provide scholarships.
An account to provide scholarships to individuals who are studying to become teachers.
• Recipients shall be graduates of Ainsworth High School or its successor.
• Recipients shall be enrolled at an accredited college or university in Nebraska pursuing a course of study that will qualify them to receive a Nebraska teaching certificate.
• Individuals are eligible to receive scholarships for their second or subsequent years of undergraduate study.
• Recipients may reapply for a scholarship
• Preference shall be given to students who will be student teaching during the academic year.
• The selection committee shall take into account academic achievement, leadership and writing skills.
Should the selection committee determine that there are no qualified applicants, the endowment payout amount will be granted to the Brown County Foundation Fund General Account.
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.