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.
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.
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 →