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 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.
Read an update on Brown County’s continuing success with its Endowment Fund Campaign.
Read about the Fund’s work in Brown County and its endowment-building campaign.
Contribute to the campaign with this pledge form for the “Building Our Community” campaign.
The Brown County Community Foundation Fund is offering grants for charitable projects with long-term impact benefiting the Brown County Community in the areas of Health Care, Education, Recreation, and Community Infrastructure.
Grant application available by clicking here.
Applications may be submitted at any time to:
Brown County Community Foundation Fund
PO Box 323
Ainsworth, NE 69210
Submit applications to:
Brown County Foundation Fund Scholarship
c/o Scott Steinhauser
724 N. Maple
Ainsworth, NE 69210
Opened: February 1995
Related Towns: Ainsworth, Johnstown, Long Pine
Related Counties: Brown
Name: Joel Klammer
Phone: (402) 760-0012
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.
An account to support the Ainsworth Community Schools’ local food and nutrition program, including but not limited to: processing costs related to locally donated meats, nutrition education and costs to support other locally grown and produced food.
To support community betterment projects in Long Pine, including restoration of a community building and a new fire hall.
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.