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.
Nebraskans have a strong ethic of giving back. NCF teaches community and organizational leaders how to build on this ethic and use charitable giving to make rural communities better places to live and work. To this end, NCF is not a grantmaker itself. All grantmaking occurs at the local level through our affiliated funds.
By inspiring charitable giving and building permanent endowments, communities and organizations become more self-reliant, more in control of their own destinies and better places for families to enjoy the good life.
Materials in this section will help your affiliated fund achieve a high level of success through planning, leadership development, governance, grantmaking, marketing and fundraising.
An attitude of gratitude prompted Frank and Shirley Sibert, former longtime residents of Valentine, in north-central Nebraska, to give a $100,000 gift of appreciated securities to the Red Cloud Community Foundation Fund, an affiliated fund of the Nebraska Community Foundation and their hometown, in South Central Nebraska.Read more →