• NEBRASKA CITY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FUND

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    INVESTING IN THE PEOPLE OF NEBRASKA CITY

    SINCE 2000

     

    An Affiliated Fund of the Nebraska Community Foundation

     

    Also check out our 4-Minute video explaining why our donors invest in people: Invest in Nebraska City

     

    Contact us to learn more or click on "Donate Now On-Line" to make any sized donation to NCCFF. Your donation will make a difference!

     

    WHY GIVE? Donors to the Nebraska City Community Foundation Fund help create a culture of giving throughout the community and invest in people to develop in them the knowledge, skills, abilities, leadership and commitment necessary to ensure that Nebraska City is a thriving and vibrant regional leader - a historic and progressive community that welcomes, retains and engages visitors, residents and businesses.

    The Fund Advisory Committee ensures that donations make meaningful and lasting impact in the community by:

    • Providing ways for donors with many charitable interests to give back to the community or leave a legacy;
    • Building permanent endowment funds to enable quick responses to changing needs;
    • Working with community groups to respond to community needs and opportunities.
  • News & Events

    See what we're up to!

     

    New NCCFF Scholarship Available for Students

    Pursuing Technical Fields

     

    The Nebraska City Community Foundation Fund is excited to announce a new scholarship is being offered that will help put technical training within the reach of more people in the community.

    Following the wishes of an anonymous donor, this scholarship, called the Dixon Scholarship, is specifically designed for Nebraska City students and/or workers of any age who are pursuing or wish to pursue careers in technical fields such as agriculture, skilled trades and technical sciences, health care, manufacturing and transportation.

    Anyone pursuing a certificate, diploma or associate degree program at any publicly accredited Nebraska community college or technical school is eligible to apply for this new scholarship, which will be offered twice a year.

    Hurry! The first deadline for scholarship applications is March 15. The second deadline is August 1.

    You can read more about this scholarship by clicking HERE.

    An Application and Information sheet on the scholarship can be downloaded by clicking HERE.

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    Five Non-Traditional Scholarships are Handed Out at NCCFF Annual Meeting

    Over the past 23 years, 85 Nebraska City adults have received Non-Traditional Scholarships from the Nebraska City Community Foundation Fund (NCCFF). At its 2023 annual meeting, NCCFF presented five scholarships to adult students in the Nebraska City community who are seeking to improve their skills in current jobs or help them secure jobs in another field. Winning NCCFF Non-Traditional Scholarships in 2023 were: Susan Bartman, Shannon Buckminster, Leigh Calfee, Benjamin M. Foust and Mark Fritch. To learn more about these scholarship winners and their future goals, click HERE.
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    NCCFF Selects Two Philanthropists of the Year at Its 2023 Annual Meeting

    There was true excitement at the recent Nebraska CityCommunity Foundation Fund’s (NCCFF) Annual Meeting when the Philanthropists of the Year Awards were presented. This year marked the first time that NCCFF presented two of these awards. One award went to the Nebraska City Jaycees, a longstanding community service organization. The other was given to well-known restaurant owners and philanthropists, Nile and Mary Farris.

    Click  HERE to read more about both of these Philanthropists of the Year Award winners.

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    Windmill Award Presented to Cory and Jenny Schlichtemeier

    At the recent annual meeting of the Nebraska City Community Foundation Fund,Melissa Turner, Fund Advisory Committee (FAC)Chair, was pleased to announce NCCFF has invested over $6.2 million back into
    the Nebraska City community during the past 23 years. She reported during the past year, NCCFF grants have gone to: ‘Many Books One Community’ at the Morton-James Public Library, Lourdes Central Catholic School Youth Group, EDGE Nebraska City and Southeast Community College Workforce Enhancement Scholarships.
    Also at this meeting,Turner presented a Windmill Award to FAC member Cory Schlichtemeier and his
    wife Jenny, pictured above. Windmill Awards are given to any NCCFF supporters who add a planned gift to their estate that will benefit the Foundation’s Unrestricted Endowment. “These Windmills Awards are a symbol of gifts that will continue pumping assets into the Nebraska City community forever,” Turner said.

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    NCCFF Welcomes Shawn Ryba, Our New NCF Development Coordinator

    LMembers of the Nebraska City Community Foundation Fund (NCCFF) recently gathered to welcome Shawn Ryba as its new Affiliated Fund Development Coordinator from the Nebraska Community Foundation. Shawn will be working with the NCCFF Advisory Committee to offer input on expanding relationship building and granting opportunities within Nebraska City. Pictured here, left to right, is Shawn Ryba, Doug Friedli, former FAC Chair; Brooke Chaney, Melissa Turner, FAC Chair; Denise Davis, FAC Secretary; Dr. Jesse Dorman, FAC Vice Chair; Carol Crook, Sharon Hersemann, FAC Treasurer; Kay DeFreece, and Cory Schlichtemeier. 

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    A Zip Code, a School & an NCCFF Scholarship

    Living in or near the 68410-zip code area can be very beneficial to you at the Southeast Community College in Nebraska City. It can help you open doors to a new career or a find a better paying job.

    Find out all about it in this attached News Release. Meet some SCC students who have taken advantage of this NCCFF benefit to better their lives and also help out their Nebraska City employers.
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    NCCFF Collects 'Nebraska City Wish List' Items at Community Picnic

    The sun shone brightly Sunday, June 4, duringthe Nebraska City Community Picnic in Wildwood Park. Nebraska City Community Foundation Fund (NCCFF) enthusiasts were there asking picnickers what was on
    their Nebraska City Wish List. Denise Davis, left, and Carol Crook, both NCCFF FAC members, chatted with people of all ages and collected their ideas on sticky notes for the Wish List.
     

     

    Do you have a Nebraska City Wish List item youwould like to share with us? Go to the NCCFF Facebook page and add your wish in a comment under the picnic post. Or send your wish in an email to: nccommunityfoundation@gmail.com.

    Big things begin with little wishes!

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    Are You a Non-Traditional Student?

    If so, NCCFF Has the Scholarship Created With You in Mind.

    Are you an adult community member who needs higher education or technical training to pursue better employment?

    Then the Nebraska City Community Foundation Fund has a scholarship just for you. It’s time to apply for a 2023 NCCFF Non-Traditional Scholarship. These $2,000 scholarships are available to individuals who have not been on a continuous course of study since high school graduation and who now wish to
    continue their education.

    In the past 22 years, these scholarships have spring boarded over 70 adult Nebraska City residents into pursuing the education and training needed to position themselves into higher paying and more satisfying careers. This scholarship is a prime example of the Foundation’s mission of “Investing in People” and improving the lives of Nebraska Citians.

    To download a scholarship application, go to the Scholarship Application tab on this site.

    Hurry!

    Submission deadline is August 1, 2023.

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    Five High School Graduates Receive Kimmel/Rotary Scholarships

    Five Nebraska City area high school graduates each received a $2,000 Kimmel/Rotary Scholarships. These scholarships are funded by the Kimmel Foundation in honor of Richard P. Kimmel, a long-time Rotarian. They are administered by the Nebraska City Community Foundation Fund (NCCFF) through its Scholarship Committee.

    The 2023 scholarship winners are: Connor Causgrove, Megan Essary,Ethan Graves, Kassidy Olson and Citlali Rodriguez. The NCCFF congratulates all the winners. Here are profiles of each student. Click our press release to see profiles of the winners.

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    'Many Books One Community' Focuses on Friendship

    Under the creative guidance of the Morton-James Public Library, the annual reading program formerly known as “One Book One Community” is now “Many Books One Community” and will be enriching the lives of even more Nebraska City students as well as adults. Once again, the Nebraska City Community Foundation
    Fund is pleased to be a part of this community-wide program.
    Library Youth Services Manager Amanda Winkler is overseeing “Many Books One Community”. Using feedback from previous years, she developed a program designed to engage more readers as well as increase participation throughout the community.

    Read all about these changes and more by clicking HERE. 

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    Donating to NCCFF Just Got Easier!

    It’s easier than ever to join the Nebraska City Community Foundation Fund (NCCFF) in
    its mission to invest in the people of Nebraska City.

    NCCFFnow has its own QR Code, designed by FAC member Brooke Chaney. Donating is a
    simple matter of using a smartphone to scan the QR code below to go directly to
    the NCCFF’s giving page on the Nebraska Community Foundation’s website. This is
    where you can use your credit card to make your donation with one payment or
    set up a recurring gift.

    If you don’t have a smartphone, you can use a computer to visit www.nebraskacitycommunityfoundation.organd select “How to Give.” Next, find NCCFF under the list of fund names and select “Donate Here”. Then select “Donate to this Fund.” Select “Annual Donor-General Account”.

    ThankYou from all of us at NCCFF and the Nebraska City community.


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    NCCFF Welcomes Two New FAC Members

    The Nebraska City Community Foundation Fund (NCCFF) is happy to welcome two new members to its Foundation Advisory Committee (FAC). Brooke Chaney, left, and Cory Schlichtemeier recently joined the FAC. Both Nebraska city residents are excited about working with other NCCFF members in the coming months. To read more about them both, click HERE.

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    Several NCCFF Supporters Participate in Nebraska Community Foundation's Annual Meeting

    Several members of the Nebraska City Community Foundation Fund attended the Nebraska Community Foundation’s annual meeting, held this year in LaVista, NE. While there, Foundation Advisory Committee members attended focus sessions as well as participated in several panel discussions. Ideas and experiences were shared among the several hundred meeting attendees who represented Funds from across the state.

     

    Posing in front of the NCCFF booth at a Connection Café networking event are, standing left to right: Carol Crook, Sharon Hersemann, Melissa Turner, FAC Chair; Dr. Jesse Dorman, FAC Vice Chair; Dr. Paul Madison, Brooke Chaney, Kiel VanderVeen and Cory Schlichtemeier. Kneeling are Doug Friedli and Brad Moyer.

      

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    The Late Erwin 'Erv' Friesen and Wife Marcia Receive 

    the 2022 Philanthropists of the Year Award 

    For its Philanthropist of the Year Award, the Nebraska City Community Foundation Fund (NCCFF) takes great pride in selecting a person or persons whose generous donations of time and talent have touched hundreds, if not thousands, of lives in the Nebraska City community. NCCFF firmly believe that the late Erwin ‘Erv’ Friesen and his wife Marcia are prime examples of self-less givers, so they named them the 2022 NCCFF Philanthropists of the Year during the Foundation’s annual meeting Nov. 10th. Marcia Friesen accepted the award during the meeting supported by her daughter Julie Clark and Julie’s husband Bob, granddaughter Gracie and great-grandson Zane.

    Click HERE to read about the Friesen’s and their many contributions to the Nebraska City Community.

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    NCCFF-Funded Job Enhancement Scholarship Boosts Local Workers

    As a five-year maintenance employee at Lied Lodge, Jerry Keran was pleased he could increase his job skills by taking classes at Southeast Community College (SCC) in Nebraska City and Lincoln. He was especially happy with the financial aid he received through the NCCFF-funded Job Enhancement Scholarship, which covered 75% of his tuition. Read all about this scholarship, which is unique to SCC in Nebraska City, by clicking HERE.

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    Erv Friesen

    A Great Friend to NCCFF Passes Away

    It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Erv Friesen, a long-time supporter of the Nebraska City Community Foundation Fund (NCCFF) and extraordinary friend to the Nebraska City community. Erv served on the NCCFF’s Foundation Advisory Committee from 2009 to 2018, which included a term as Chair. He also served as Chair of NCCFF’s Sherwood Challenge Endowment Campaign that began in 2012 and eventually created a million-dollar endowment for his hometown nonprofit to reinvest in the Nebraska City community. Neither Nebraska City nor NCCFF would be the same without Erv’s input and assistance over the many years. He will be deeply missed by everyone at NCCFF.

    You can read Erv Friesen’s obituary by going to:

    https://publisher.etype.services/Nebraska-City-News-Press/e-paper-regular-edition/059F5A1E791F97A7

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    https://www.marshallfuneral.com/obituaries/Erwin-Erv-Don-Friesen?obId=25296039

    See photos of Erv at:

    https://publisher.etype.services/Nebraska-City-News-Press/e-paper-regular-edition/AFC72D8ADA02DC88

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    Nebraska City High School's JAG Program Gets a Boost with NCCFF Grant

    Seeing an opportunity to invest in the future of Nebraska City High School students, Nebraska City Community Foundation Fund (NCCFF) gave the school a $10,000 grant to assist funding its Jobs for America’s Graduates Nebraska (JAG) Program.

    Learn more about this grant and the JAG program, too, by clicking here: PRESS RELEASE

     

    In the photo above, members of the NCHS JAG Career Association accept a ceremonial $10,000 check from Nebraska City Community Foundation Fund FAC members. Left to right, back row, are Melissa Turner, FAC Vice Chair, Marco Palacios, V.P. Civic Engagement; Shelby Todd, President; Lizzie Wredt, JAG Career Specialist Aaron Ammon, and Sharon Hersemann, FAC Treasurer. Front row, Jeremy Wallace, V.P. Social Awareness, and Bernardino Pereyra, Vice President of Career Development.

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    NCCFF Grant Helps Put D.A.R.E. Back in the Classrooms

    After a hiatus of two years, the Nebraska City Police Department is pleased to be back in the classrooms working with students through the nationally accredited D.A.R.E. Program. The Nebraska City Community Foundation Fund (NCCFF) is excited to again help fund this worthwhile youth program with a $1,500 grant. Click our press release to read more about it.

     

    Above, NCCFF Advisory Committee members present a ceremonial grant check for $1,500 to NCPD Officer Casey Fertig. From left to right are: Brad Moyer, FAC Chairperson, Officer Fertig, and Sharon Hersemann, FAC Treasurer. NCCFF's donation helped enable the NCPD to get the D.A.R.E. program back in Nebraska City schools.

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    "Pure Nebraska" Features Nebraska City Community Foundation Fund

    Nebraska City Community Foundation Fund was featured by 'Pure Nebraska' in its Monday morning, Feb. 28th. broadcast. NCCFF enthusiasts were interviewed and spoke about the Foundation's many successes in this community with its planned giving.

    To view this segment, go to. https://www.1011now.com/sponsored/nebraska-community-foundation/planned-giving-success-stories/

     

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    Nebraska City Turns Up Its Dream Switch

    Residents of Nebraska City enjoyed a beautiful evening with a free, live performance of "The Dream Switch" — presented in both Spanish and English on August 29, 2021. Attendees enjoyed great food, a beautiful art display featuring local students’ postcard depictions of their hometown, the engaging story and music of "The Dream Switch" (including an original song performed by students from Nebraska City Public Schools and Lourdes Central Catholic School), and a candid community conversation after the show. Topics covered what people love about Nebraska City and BIG DREAMS for the future of the town. Check out the video coverage from News Channel Nebraska to learn more.

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    Free Performance to “turn up dream switches” in Nebraska City

    August 29, 2021; Memorial Building Parking Lot. Learn the details here: PRESS RELEASE

    “The Nebraska City Community Foundation Fund is excited to be one of the ‘The Dream Switch’ performance sponsors,” according to Denise Davis, Foundation Advisory Committee Secretary. “This collection of songs is about embracing the opportunities that can be found right here in your own hometown. We hope local youth will be inspired to take a good look at what is available to them in Nebraska City and will eventually decide to share their talents and energy to make their hometown flourish.”

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  • Non-Traditional Scholarships!!!

    Download the scholarship application below.

  • Download Scholarship Application Here

     

    Overview of the NCCFF

    Non-Traditional Scholarship Program

    If you have questions about our non-traditional scholarships, click HERE to open a .pdf file with an explanation of the purpose and criteria for the program.

  • NCCFF Community Grants

    Here's How We 'Invest in the People' of Nebraska City

     

    The Nebraska City Community Foundation Fund (NCCFF) continually seeks to fulfill its mission of ‘investing in people’ and ‘creating a culture of giving’ in this community. To achieve this, the NCCFF Grant Development Advisory Committee frequently meets to discuss possible granting opportunities and to discuss projects that will involve community members of all ages and positively contribute to the wellbeing of Nebraska City residents.

    NCCFF invites you to be a part of this mission. Do you know of any organizations or groups with projects that could benefit the people of Nebraska City? Could a monetary grant from NCCFF help them further invest in the wellbeing of the people of this community? Do you have an idea that would help enhance the Nebraska City community?

    Click HERE to download NCCFF’s Grant Making Application and Expectations.

    Let us know if you have any ideas on how NCCFF can further grow our community in Nebraska City.
    If you would like to visit about an idea, email us at: nccommunityfoundationfund@gmail.com and we would be happy to connect.

    Let us know if you have any ideas on how NCCFF can further promote a culture of giving in Nebraska City.

  • PLANNED GIVING CHALLENGE

    SUPPORT THE NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS - - - HELP SECURE NEBRASKA CITY'S FUTURE.

    LEAVE A LEGACY.

    CLICK HERE

    FREE WILLS GUIDE

    Request your FREE Wills Guide NOW. Click the image to the left or the link below.

    An estimated 70% of American adults have either no will or their will is outdated. Planning for the future is easier than you think and 2020 is the perfect time to get started. Nebraska Community Foundation’s FREE Wills Guide will guide you through the process. Download an easy to use, fill-in-the-blank booklet that can help you organize all the information you’ll need to plan your legacy.

    CLICK HERE

    JOIN THE CLUB, RECEIVE A WINDMILL

    Make a planned gift to the community through our fund and you will receive a "Windmill" recognition award.

    At the 2023 NCCFF Annual Meeting, past NCCFF FAC Chair Melissa Turner presented a Windmill award to Fund Advisory Committee member Cory Schlichtemeier and his wife Jenny.

    This generous gift, which Cory and Jenny have written into their estate plan, continue an eleven-year tradition for NCCFF. Every person who has joined the FAC in the past decade has made that same commitment.

    To our knowledge, NCCFF is the only Nebraska Community Foundation-affiliated fund to practice this tradition. "So far, NCCFF has received 33 confirmed planned gifts, which further strengthens NCCFF’s Endowment Fund and allows us to continue ‘investing in the people’ of this community," Turner said.

    "Thank you all for giving back to your hometown through your estate planning."

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    Ways of Giving

    1. Online link for giving: DONATE HERE OR simply scan our QR code above.
    2. Speak to any Fund Advisory Committee Member; or
    3. Mail your donation to P.O. Box 444, Nebraska City, NE 68410

     

    Note: If you donate on-line, when making a payment for annual dues the deposit should be designated to the General Account.

    Can I designate how my donation will be used?

    You may designate a specific Account for your donations. Funds donated to the Unrestricted Endowment Account will remain in that fund with investment income generated will be designated by the Fund Advisory Committee for projects within the community focusing on investing in the people of Nebraska City.

    Does the donation have to be cash?

    No. In fact, there may be some definite advantages in making donations in forms other than cash. Donations may be made in the form of gifts of agriculture commodities, an insurance policy beneficiary designation, a will or trust provision, or donation of appreciated assets. Through some of these means, you may even donate money to the community while receiving income from the funds for the remainder of your life!

    Who can I talk to for more information on the kinds of Accounts available and how different types of donations might benefit me?

    You may contact any of the Fund Advisory Committee members. They will either answer your questions or refer you to an individual with expertise in the area. Through the Fund's affiliation with the Nebraska Community Foundation, there are many resources available to ensure that your gift is structured properly to meet your intent.

    How do I become an Annual Giver?

    Annual Givers follow a minimum recommended donation of $100 per year per individual, $150 per family and $100 for non-profit organizations. A sliding schedule applies to businesses, depending upon the number of employees. Annual donations are counted and applied on a fiscal year basis with June 30th being the end of the fiscal year. A lifetime membership is available for a one-time $1500 donation to the General Account.

    How will the Annual Giver donations be used?

    These donors help us fund nontraditional scholarships and also cover the operating expenses of the foundation so that other donations and revenue generated from their investment will be available for community improvements.

  • Fund Advisory Committee

    We invite you to contact one or more of the members of the Fund Advisory Committee (FAC) if you have questions or ideas as to how we might expand the scope of our services for the benefit of our community.

    1. Melissa Turner - Chairperson
    2. Dr. Jesse Dorman - Vice Chairperson
    3. Denise Davis - Secretary
    4. Sharon Hersemann - Treasurer
    5. Kay DeFreece
    6. Carol Crook
    7. Cory Schlichtemeier
    8. Brooke Chaney
    9. Andrea Hincapie

     

    We invite you to contact one or more of the members of the Fund Advisory Committee (FAC) if you have questions or ideas as to how we might expand the scope of our services for the benefit of our community.

    1. Melissa Turner - Chairperson
    2. Dr. Jesse Dorman - Vice Chairperson
    3. Denise Davis - Secretary
    4. Sharon Hersemann - Treasurer
    5. Kay DeFreece
    6. Carol Crook
    7. Cory Schlichtemeier
    8. Brooke Chaney
    9. Andrea Hincapie

     

  • Accounts for

    Community Projects

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    Harry & Grace Moller

    Library Endowment

    Mrs. Grace Moller left $500,000 in her will to the Nebraska Community Foundation Fund to be administered for the benefit of the library through an endowed account.

     

    The Account's earnings generate $20-30K each year for the Library - and will forever. In addition to making those grants the Account has grown to over $1,000,000 in 2020, so the annual grants available continue to increase.

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    Leadership & Youth

    LEADERSHIP NEBRASKA CITY continues to thrive as it successfully builds relationships and encourages community involvement and active hope. In 2019-20, Class #15 began learning about our community - as they also learn about themselves.

    https://www.leadershipnebraskacity.com

     

    YOUTH ADVISORY COMMITTEE began taking iPads to the nursing homes in 2014 and working with the elderly on learning how they can use technology to communicate with loved ones. Their 2018-19 project included a lot of leadership training, taking a lesson from LNC! See "News and Events" section below for more info.

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    A group of young people formed an organization and established the Skate Park Account to raise money to fund the building of a Skate Park for Nebraska City youth. They raised nearly $130,000 in donations and grants, which have aided in the completion of the Skate Park in Steinhart Park.

     

    The Wildwood Dog Park was established through a hard-working group of committed volunteers that raised money to establish this much needed play area for dog owners. A great addition to our already wonderful park areas!

     

    Those involved in the Baseball Fund haven’t slowed down since they established their Account. They not only have kept the American Legion Baseball program alive and well but they have also funded renovating the fields and building a concession stand at Steinhart Park.

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    Education

    Each year the Nebraska City Community Foundation Fund offers scholarships to nontraditional students that reside or are employed in the Nebraska City area. These scholarships are directed to adults who are enhancing their careers through education with a focus on staying in or moving to Nebraska City. Many of these students would not be able to better their education without the assistance of our donors. THANK YOU! A link for the scholarship applications is on our site below - keep scrolling.

     

    The Greater Nebraska Science and Engineering Fair Committee achieved its own 501(c)(3) tax exempt status in 2017 and transitioned into its own charitable entity. We are excited about seeing the entity continue to develop and provide outstanding science competition experiences for youth.

  • Expert Guidance; Auditing Services; & More!

    AFFILIATION WITH NEBRASKA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION PROVIDES GREAT BENEFITS

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    The Funds' affiliation with the Nebraska Community Foundation offers a number of benefits that balance local, Nebraska City, control with professional management services and economies of scale:

    Nonprofit Status
    Access to NCF’s tax-exempt, Sec. 501(c)(3) status, allows donors to take a tax deduction for contributions. NCF issues charitable receipts conforming to IRS standards.

    Local Control with Expert Compliance Oversight
    Locally selected Fund Advisory Committee members make the decisions about how the Nebraska City Community Foundation Fund's charitable dollars are spent. NCF in Lincoln has a legal responsibility for all funds entrusted with it to ensure that funds are used consistent with provisions of IRC Sec. 501(c)(3) and in compliance with donor intent. A local foundation would have the same legal responsibilities.

    Financial and Administrative Services
    Nebraska City Community Foundation Fund has access to NCF’s financial and administrative services. NCF has the sole responsibility for all day-to-day financial activities, including recording contributions; making disbursements; cash management; preparing and filing IRS Form 990; obtaining an audit of its financial statements by an independent CPA firm and issuing the fund’s financial reports. Our endowed accounts can invest in one of two investment portfolios designed for nonprofits and offered by NCF’s investment advisor, the Omaha office of Westwood Trust.

    National Standards (Integrity & Accountability)
    NCF has received recognition for having organizational and financial practices that are in compliance with National Standards established by the Council on Foundations. This demonstrates NCF’s integrity and accountability to donors.

    Peer Learning Network
    NCF uses peer learning to help build community capacity and leadership. NCF facilitates peer-learning opportunities on many relevant topics to help our own Nebraska City leaders become more skillful and confident.

    Contributions to Multiple Funds
    NCF is helping to evolve all Nebraskans’ giving habits to support causes and programs that will have greater impact upon the long-term sustainability of Nebraska’s hometowns. NCF’s educational efforts are helping many donors to consider the multiple causes they can choose to support with their current and planned gifts.

    Marketing, Communications and Web site
    NCF marketing materials are available to affiliated funds at minimal or no charge. Sample or customized media relations materials, donor letters and financial planner communications can all be provided. NCF maintains an extensive Web site, providing information to affiliated funds, potential donors and financial planners. The ability to accept online donations is also available.

    Training and Technical Assistance
    NCF staff has expertise in community development, strategic planning, planned giving and the development of public-private partnerships. NCF staff and Board Members are available to help funds get organized, provide guidance for strategic planning and advise on effective fundraising techniques. Workshops on topics ranging from leadership development to donor visitation techniques are held statewide.

    Gift Planning Assistance
    NCF assists attorneys, CPAs, insurance agents, financial planners, bankers and brokers and their clients/donors with charitable gift planning. Brochures and materials on the benefits of charitable giving are available at no charge.

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    The Funds' affiliation with the Nebraska Community Foundation offers a number of benefits that balance local, Nebraska City, control with professional management services and economies of scale:

    Nonprofit Status
    Access to NCF’s tax-exempt, Sec. 501(c)(3) status, allows donors to take a tax deduction for contributions. NCF issues charitable receipts conforming to IRS standards.

    Local Control with Expert Compliance Oversight
    Locally selected Fund Advisory Committee members make the decisions about how the Nebraska City Community Foundation Fund's charitable dollars are spent. NCF in Lincoln has a legal responsibility for all funds entrusted with it to ensure that funds are used consistent with provisions of IRC Sec. 501(c)(3) and in compliance with donor intent. A local foundation would have the same legal responsibilities.

    Financial and Administrative Services
    Nebraska City Community Foundation Fund has access to NCF’s financial and administrative services. NCF has the sole responsibility for all day-to-day financial activities, including recording contributions; making disbursements; cash management; preparing and filing IRS Form 990; obtaining an audit of its financial statements by an independent CPA firm and issuing the fund’s financial reports. Our endowed accounts can invest in one of two investment portfolios designed for nonprofits and offered by NCF’s investment advisor, the Omaha office of Westwood Trust.

    National Standards (Integrity & Accountability)
    NCF has received recognition for having organizational and financial practices that are in compliance with National Standards established by the Council on Foundations. This demonstrates NCF’s integrity and accountability to donors.

    Peer Learning Network
    NCF uses peer learning to help build community capacity and leadership. NCF facilitates peer-learning opportunities on many relevant topics to help our own Nebraska City leaders become more skillful and confident.

    Contributions to Multiple Funds
    NCF is helping to evolve all Nebraskans’ giving habits to support causes and programs that will have greater impact upon the long-term sustainability of Nebraska’s hometowns. NCF’s educational efforts are helping many donors to consider the multiple causes they can choose to support with their current and planned gifts.

    Marketing, Communications and Web site
    NCF marketing materials are available to affiliated funds at minimal or no charge. Sample or customized media relations materials, donor letters and financial planner communications can all be provided. NCF maintains an extensive Web site, providing information to affiliated funds, potential donors and financial planners. The ability to accept online donations is also available.

    Training and Technical Assistance
    NCF staff has expertise in community development, strategic planning, planned giving and the development of public-private partnerships. NCF staff and Board Members are available to help funds get organized, provide guidance for strategic planning and advise on effective fundraising techniques. Workshops on topics ranging from leadership development to donor visitation techniques are held statewide.

    Gift Planning Assistance
    NCF assists attorneys, CPAs, insurance agents, financial planners, bankers and brokers and their clients/donors with charitable gift planning. Brochures and materials on the benefits of charitable giving are available at no charge.

  • Where to find us:

    Nebraska City Community Foundation Fund
    P.O. Box 444, Nebraska City, NE 68410

    Chairperson Melissa Turner

    nccommunityfoundationfund@gmail.com

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