The Nebraska Community Foundation works with community, organizational and donor-advised affiliated funds serving 255 communities located in 78 counties. NCF and its affiliated funds have reinvested $243.2 million in Nebraska since 1994.
NCF hosts periodic multi-day conferences that draw both statewide and national participants. The conferences offer plenary and break-out sessions that explain NCF’s model for community development philanthropy and provide strategies for adapting the model in different rural environments.
These conferences are open to Fund Advisory Committee members as well as national audiences. They provide an excellent opportunity for affiliated fund leaders to network and share with other rural leaders from across the country who are working to accomplish similar goals.
Neither rain nor snow nor sleet nor dark of night ever kept John Daro, a World War II veteran, of Garrison, Nebraska, from delivering the mail for 51 years. John delivered the mail in rural Butler County and those on his route came to depend upon him. Then John decided to share part of his good fortune by making a gift that allowed him to fulfill his goal of giving back to his hometown with a gift to the Nebraska Community Foundation’s gift annuity program.Read more →