Find detailed information here on NCF’s 220 affiliated funds serving communities throughout the state.
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.
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 →