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.
Valley County is a vibrant community which embraces a culture of collaboration, growth, and opportunity where families enjoy an exceptional quality of life in a healthy and safe environment.
“Empowering caring people to impact the lives of others through volunteer commitment and financial generosity.”
The following values will guide our decisions:
As an affiliated fund of the Nebraska Community Foundation, all contributions to the Valley County Community Foundation 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.
Become an ANNUAL PARTNER of the Valley County Community Foundation Fund!
Annual partnerships support and maintain the operations and activities of the VCCFF within the countywide community.
Annual Partner Giving Levels:
Support the Valley County Community Foundation Fund with an unrestricted contribution or a gift to a specific project.
Levels of Giving
Dale and Janie Zadina are part of a growing number of Nebraskans who, thanks to decades of deliberate saving, are able to use the Charitable IRA Rollover as a tax-wise tool to give back to their community.
|Youth Entrepreneurs||Timothy White|
The Valley County Economic Development Board has appointed Dahn Hagge as the new HomeTown Competitiveness (HTC) Coordinator. Hagge will develop and coordinate HTC programs focused on developing local leadership, energizing entrepreneurship and business growth, engaging youth and increasing local charitable giving. Hagge’s current role as the coordinator of the Valley County Community Foundation Fund (VCCFF) will be encompassed in this new position.
|Two local youth entrepreneurs promoted their businesses at the Nebraska State Fair during a sales event on Labor Day. The marketing event featured youth entrepreneurs from across the state that have participated in the University of Nebraska Extension, Entrepreneurship Innovation Camps (ESI) to learn how to create their own businesses.|
Twenty-two inventive youth launched new businesses during a four day Entrepreneurship Innovation Camp conducted last week in Valley County. The free event featured opportunities to learn about individual strengths, meet local entrepreneurs and learn about their businesses, work with financial advisors to review business plans, and sell their new products at a market place event on the courthouse square!
As a graduation gift, each senior in Valley County received a USB flash drive which contained information on the opportunities to live, work, and play in Valley County. The Valley County Community Foundation Fund and the Ord Area Chamber of Commerce are collaborating in an effort to increase awareness among local high school seniors of the opportunities to remain in or return to Valley County.
|Ord High School Seniors learn about the opportunities to live, work, and play in Valley County.||All high school seniors in Valley County received a flash drive as a graduation gift with information on the opportunities to return to the community.|
|Best Overall Presentation: Business Concept & Marketing Plan||Business students discovering each others’ strengths & goals|
Name: Dahn Hagge, HomeTown Competitiveness Coordinator
Address: 129 S. 16th Street, PO Box 56, Ord, NE 68862
Phone: (308) 730-8133 or 308-730-2294
Name: Heidi Proskocil, Chairman of Valley County Community Foundation Fund Advisory Committee
Phone: (308) 730-2432
Additional Contact Info
Name: Bob Stowell, Past Chairman of Valley County Community Foundation Fund Advisory Committee
Phone: (308) 728-3246, 308-730-2364
Opened: April 2007
Related Towns: Arcadia, Elyria, North Loup, Ord
Related Counties: Valley
An account used by the local Fund Advisory Committee to support and maintain the affiliated fund’s activities within the community.
An unrestricted endowment account to support the mission of the Valley County Health System Foundation, a 502(c)(3) organization.
An account to support the United Methodist Church of Ord, Nebraska or its successor.
An account to support charitable activities of the HomeTown Competitiveness Youth Pillar in Valley County.
An endowment to support HomeTown Competitiveness activities related to leadership, youth and entrepreneurship.
To support the Loup Valley Ag Society
To benefit and sustain the municipally owned golf course in Ord, Nebraska.
An account to to establish a permanent endowment to provide funding for activities of the Ord Township Library or its successor beyond normal operations and maintenance to be provided by the Ord Township through the Valley County Levy.
An account to establish a permanent endowment to support the work of the Valley County Economic Development Board, established through an interlocal agreement, whose mission is to encourage business retention and promote economic development while preserving the quality of life in Valley County, Nebraska.
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.