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.
Rural Development Philanthropy (RDP) is a community-led approach that creates locally controlled assets and invests them to strengthen rural places. It builds a community’s ability to shape a better future and promote the well-being of all community members. RDP unites the tools of community, economic and resource development, engaging all people to come together across their differences with their voices, ideas, strategies, talents and giving.
Leaders of several Nebraska Community Foundation affiliated funds share their thoughts on the power of “active hope”—imagining a better future and then taking action to effect positive change in their hometowns.
McCook Community Foundation Fund advisory committee members say that leadership recruitment is the key to continuing success. Stan Goodwin said, “We’re advocates of making this group representative of the community in terms of gender, age and economic status. No one has their own specific agenda. They’re just focused on the welfare of the community.”Read more →