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.
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.
Tom and Cynthia Olson of Lisco established a donor-advised fund through NCF with a gift of more than $100,000 in 2006. They wanted to get Garden County in western Nebraska growing again, and NCF’s message of rekindling hope through HomeTown Competitiveness inspired them. They started using their charitable dollars to support homegrown prosperity.Read more →