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 Nelson Institute Fund was founded in 1998 by Senator Ben Nelson for the purpose of supporting community and rural development initiatives in Nebraska.
The Nelson Institute is committed to building One Nebraska, founded on the belief that Nebraska will be at its best when all communities within the state prosper, and dedicated to proving this can happen when necessary local commitment and reasonable opportunity are provided. The mission of the Institute is to seek ways to provide those opportunities. A primary objective of the institute is to promote opportunities for encouraging people in community and economic development.
As an affiliated fund of the Nebraska Community Foundation, all contributions to the Nelson Institute 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.
Opened: September 1998
An endowment to support the Nelson Institute, which was founded in 1998 by Senator Ben Nelson for the purpose of supporting community and rural development initiatives in Nebraska.