Columbus Area Future Fund

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The City of Power and Progress cannot live up to its name without the growth and involvement of the city and area communities. The creation of the Columbus Area Future Fund helps ensure future generations the opportunity to promote entrepreneurship, develop leadership skills, retain and recruit youth, and enhance economic development activities. The Columbus Area Future Fund, through an unrestricted endowment, will work with other nonprofit entities in ensuring their viability and service to area communities as well building a substantial unrestricted fund for future projects. Through voluntary donations and estate planning, individuals will be creating a lasting memorial of their success and progress in the Columbus area for generations to come.

The Columbus Area Future Fund encourages people from all walks of life to give back to their community by providing a full range of gift opportunities. A volunteer Fund Advisory Committee works actively to increase charitable giving and award grants to worthwhile organizations that are addressing the emerging needs and future opportunities in our community.

The Columbus Area Future Fund enhances the quality of life and helps create new opportunities in the Columbus area by:

  • Supporting and strengthening local nonprofit organizations
  • Providing innovative ways for donors to benefit their community
  • Identifying needs and making grants in our community
  • Participating in partnerships with other community groups

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  • 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.

  • K9 Police Unit Account

    The purpose of this account is to raise funds for the City of Columbus Police Department to purchase and train a K9 police dog. The dog will be purchased, owned, trained and boarded by the City of Columbus Police Department.

  • Sunset Park Fitness Court

    The purpose of this account is to help raise funds to construct and maintain a city-owned fitness court at Sunset Park in Columbus, NE. Project costs which may be funded by this Account include feasibility studies; architectural, design and engineering costs; construction and installation costs; and equipment.

  • Welcoming Grants

    The purpose of this account is to provide funding for welcoming and belonging grants to qualified nonprofit organizations and government entities in the Columbus and Schuyler region to conduct programs, projects, or events to make the region a more welcoming place.

Fund Details

  • Opened: November 2006
  • Related Towns: Columbus
  • Related Counties: Platte

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