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.
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.
In April 2010, the Shickley Community Foundation Fund announced its semi-annual grant awards. The Fund provided nearly $7,000 to 10 area nonprofits. What makes this last round of grantmaking special in this town of about 350 people is that the Fund has now surpassed the $100,000 mark in community reinvestment, the majority of that occurring in the last 10 years. Most of those grants have been made from earnings on the Fund’s endowment account.Read more →