Chester Community Fund

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The Chester 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.


We inspire a community culture of giving and participation to make Chester a better place to live, work and play for generations to come.


Chester is filled with caring people who work together to ensure high quality of life, growth and prosperity for all.


The Chester Community Fund will operate through these core values:

Caring – We have empathy for all people and situations presented to us.

Harmonious – We provide an environment which encourages all to work together with the community.

Enthusiastic – We foster a high level of positive energy in all endeavors.

Stewardship – We maintain the highest standards of financial responsibility.

Trust – We earn and keep the trust of the community.

Excellence – We set goals and work hard to achieve them.

Responsible – We are responsive and attentive to the community we serve.

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  • General Account

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

  • 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 in Chester, Nebraska. The Fund Advisory Committee determines how the money generated from the endowment will be used to benefit the community now and in the future.

  • Ferne M. & Stephen E. Epler Memorial Scholarship

    An endowed account to provide scholarships for graduating high school students from Chester and other communities in Thayer County.

Fund Details

  • Opened: May 2011
  • Related Towns: Chester
  • Related Counties: Thayer

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