The Nebraska City Community Foundation Fund is growing an endowment that focuses on investing in the people of Nebraska City… our most important asset. We are raising funds for something other than the typical brick and mortar projects. We are “investing in people” by:
- Supporting our entrepreneurs and small businesses
- Developing workforce skills
- Involving our youth and young families
- Developing our future leaders
- Engaging our donors
The Nebraska City Community Foundation Fund (NCCFF) is an innovative organization. NCCFF has helped many adults return to school with scholarships granted to non-traditional students. Most of these scholarship winners have remained in Nebraska City earning higher wages after furthering their education. Additionally, the Nebraska City Community Foundation Fund has aided in providing health equipment for our community’s first responders; technology updates for our library; creating and improving activities with our youth, such as baseball, softball and the skate park; assisting in the effort to break the cycle of poverty in Nebraska City; and many other community-betterment projects.
The Nebraska City Community Foundation Fund serves as an incubator organization for other nonprofit community betterment groups to become active and immediately start raising tax-deductible funds to support their cause.
Our grants foster a thriving, vibrant community that invites development and focuses on growing our own by investing in people. We always welcome progressive ideas for growing and improving Nebraska City.Find us on Facebook
COVID-19 Response Account
The purpose of the Account is to raise funds to support the work of community-based organizations to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the community/region and vulnerable community members. Activities of governmental entities and 501(c)(3) entities to be funded may include, but are not limited to:
– Assisting schools with the technology needed for remote learning
– Providing food assistance for families whose children who may have relied on school programs for meals
– Addressing the immediate needs of economically vulnerable populations caused by lost work, closures, and cancellations related to COVID-19
– Addressing the immediate needs of vulnerable elderly populations who may be at high risk due to COVID-19
– Addressing increased demand for medical information and support, including mental health support
– Addressing fear and confusion about the pandemic among the community’s most vulnerable residents, including those with limited English language proficiency
– Community resilience as recovery from the pandemic proceeds
The funding priorities for the Account may evolve as the community adapts to the COVID-19 pandemic.
* 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.
To support a summer baseball program for youth
Dog Park Account
An account to raise funds for fencing and amenities for a new dog park located within the existing Wildwood City Park, which is owned and maintained by the City of Nebraska City, Nebraska.
EDGE Poverty Alleviation Endowment
This account is a permanent endowment to support poverty alleviation efforts in the Nebraska City area.
An account used by the local Fund Advisory Committee to support and maintain the affiliated fund’s activities within the community.
Joy Morton Library Endowment Account
An account to provide funds to be used exclusively for the purchase of books for the Morton James Public Library as set forth in the Last Will and Testament of Joy Morton.
Kregel Windmill Museum Account
An account to support the operations and mission of the Kregel Windmill Museum Company, a 501(c)(3) entity that owns a historic building at 1416 Central Ave. in Nebraska City, Nebraska.
Kregel Windmill Teacher’s Workshop Account
The purpose of this account is to provide funding for a Teacher’s Workshop hosted by Kregel Windmill Factory Museum on the subject of groundwater resources.
Leadership Nebraska City
To support the development of engaged community leaders who can effectively work toward strengthening the community.
Leadership Nebraska City Endowment Account
This account is a permanent endowment to help sustain Leadership Nebraska City (LNC), a program designed to develop leadership skills of community members.
A permanent endowment that provides funds to support the Morton-James Public Library.
To support healthcare in Nebraska City.
Nancy Hoch Endowment
A permanent endowment that provides funds to improve the quality of life in the Nebraska City community.
Nebraska City Ball Field Improvement Account
An account to raise funds to help support improvements to and maintenance of the athletic fields in Nebraska City, Nebraska, primarily the t-ball diamond, middle diamond and softball fields.
Nebraska City Rotary General Scholarship Account
An account to provide scholarships in the name of the Nebraska City Rotary Club.
Nebraska City Rotary Kimmel Scholarship Account
An account to provide funding for scholarships in memory of former Rotarian Richard P. Kimmel and his wife, Laurine Kimmel. It is intended that five scholarships of at least $1,000 each will be granted annually.
RCEDC (River Country Economic Development Corporation)
To support economic development in Nebraska City and Otoe County.
Rotary Scholarship Account
The specific purpose of this account is to provide scholarships in the name of the Nebraska City Rotary Club. It is intended that scholarships be granted annually. Recipients must meet the following criteria:
- Be a non-traditional student pursing post-secondary education following a break in their education.
- Use the scholarship to attend a public accredited community college to pursue a degree or certificate program or an accredited four-year degree-granting college or university.
- Demonstrate a commitment to contribute back to the Nebraska City community.
- Recipients will be asked to attend a Nebraska City Rotary Club meeting to be introduced and to share their educational goals and progress.
Scholarship recipients shall be selected by the Scholarship Selection Committee of the Nebraska City Community Foundation Fund in accordance with the Nebraska Community Foundation scholarship administration policy.
To build and maintain a city-owned skate park for Nebraska City’s youth.
- Opened: September 1999
- Related Towns: Nebraska City
- Related Counties: Otoe
- Name: Chuck Wiiest, Chair
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: (402) 873-8967