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.
Halli Whitten (l) and Marissa Galardi (r) help a resident at Duffs Friendship Villa in Nebraska City use technology to communicate with loved ones. Marissa is chair of the NCCFF youth advisory committee.Read more →