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.
Diller Community Foundation Fund launched its endowment-building campaign by using an unrestricted gift (a truckload of fat cattle worth $50,000) to create a challenge grant. The FAC set a goal of raising an additional $50,000 in a quiet private campaign and then announced publicly that they had $100,000 toward their $200,000 goal. A thermometer was created to track the progress. The wooden thermometer with a plastic tube was designed by a college student and built by her grandfather. It was placed in a prominent location at the end of Main Street in Diller. A press release described the original gift and the impactful purposes for which the earnings from the endowment would be granted. The $200,000 goal was successfully reached in December, 2008.
Youth Change Reaction provides students in grades 9 through 12 the opportunity to become highly involved in mentoring others, advising adult Fund leaders, and initiating projects on their own.Read more →