The Nebraska Community Foundation works with community, organizational and donor-advised affiliated funds serving more than 250 communities located in 78 counties. NCF and its affiliated funds have reinvested more than $185 million in Nebraska since 1993.
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.
Holt County Economic Development, an affiliated fund of NCF, has had a lot to celebrate since its launch in 2007. New and expanded businesses have created or retained more than 100 full-time jobs. Now there is more good news. NCF’s Rudolph H. Elis Donor-Advised Fund, with an endowment of more than $2 million, made its first grant to HCED to support entrepreneurial development and people attraction in Holt County. The three-year commitment of $87,500 will be matched two-to-one by local sources and will support the hiring of a business coach.Read more →