Calamus Area Community Fund

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The Calamus Area Community Fund is dedicated to progress and long-term prosperity. A volunteer Fund Advisory Committee works actively to increase charitable giving and award grants to local worthy causes and projects that are addressing emerging needs and future opportunities in our community.

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  • * Calamus Area Unrestricted Endowment

    A permanent account whose assets are invested to generate an ongoing source of income year after year. Investment earnings from the endowment are used to support community improvements and programs. The Fund Advisory Committee determines how the money generated from the endowment will be used to benefit the community now and in the future.

  • * Calamus Community Recreation Center

    To raise fund to build and maintain a multi-purpose building to be used as a gathering place for public and private events in Burwell, Nebraska.

  • Burwell Pool Account

    To help raise funds for the construction of a new swimming pool and/or maintenance, repairs and improvements to the existing pool in Burwell, Nebraska.

  • Burwell Gateway Project Account

    To raise funds to purchase signage welcoming visitors to Burwell, including the following:

    • Purchase an electronic event sign that will be owned and maintained by the city of Burwell.

    • Renovation of a ‘Welcome’ sign owned by the city of Burwell.

    • Purchase seven ‘Burwell’ Signs to be located on county and state roads entering Burwell.

  • Burwell Scholarship Account

    To raise matching funds annually to provide college scholarships to Burwell High School graduates.

  • Burwell Square Project

    To foster civic pride, promote tourism, and improve pedestrian safety, the Burwell Square Project will raise funds for improvements to the Square to supplement street, sidewalk and utility construction planned by the City.

  • Burwell Track and Field Account

    To provide funds to assist with the renovation of the Burwell High School Track and Field area in Burwell, NE.

  • Cottonwood Cemetery

    To support the charitable purposes of the Cottonwood Cemetery.

  • Fair Grounds Improvement

    To raise funds to improve and maintain the Fair Grounds in Burwell, Nebraska.

  • Friends of the Library

    To raise fund to support the Burwell City/Public Library.

  • Garfield County Fairgrounds Improvement Endowment

    To create a permanent endowment to assist with the maintenance and improvement of the Garfield County Fairgrounds located in Burwell, Nebraska.

  • Garfield County Historical Society

    To raise funds to support the Garfield County Historical Society and the museum located in Burwell, Nebraska.

  • Gaylord and Alta Wallace Scholarship Account

    An account to provide funding for scholarships to graduates of Burwell High School and Loup County High School or their successors. To the extent that school consolidation occurs, preference shall be given to students who reside in Loup County or Garfield County.

  • General

    An account used by the local Fund Advisory Committee to support and maintain the affiliated fund’s activities within the community.

  • Kevin Brown Hiking / Biking Trail Account

    An account to help support the design, planning, construction and maintenance of the Kevin Brown Hiking/Biking Trail in the Village of Taylor, beginning near the Veterans Memorial and continuing north along Highway 183.

  • Rolland & Irene Ramsthel Scholarship Account

    An account to provide scholarships for individuals pursuing training to become a Registered Nurse and who are graduates of Burwell High School, Ord High School, Wheeler Central High School or Loup County High School.

  • Taylor Arboretum Account

    An account to raise funds for community improvement projects including, but not limited to: the Village Park, Library, Museum, and Tourist Information Booth.

  • Weverka/Burwell Public Schools Endowment Account

    This account is a permanent endowment for the purpose of enhancing educational opportunities in Burwell Public Schools and providing scholarships to Burwell Public Schools graduates to further their education.

Fund Details

  • Opened: October 1996
  • Related Towns: Almeria, Burwell, Taylor
  • Related Counties: Garfield, Loup

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