Greater Grand Island Community Foundation
1811 W. 2nd Street, Suite 480
Grand Island, NE 68803
- Youth Development, Youth Programs
- Arts, Culture and Humanities including Library, Museum and Historical Society Grants
- Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition
- Mental Health, Crisis Intervention
- Housing, Shelter
- Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
- Community Improvement, Capacity Building
Maximum Grant Amount
The Grand Island Community Foundation accepts grant applications bi-annually. The foundation provides grants to the Central Nebraska community through named funds and designated grant-making funds established to support community organizations and projects.
Grants are made in the following fields of interest:
Arts and Culture - These grants should strive to stimulate thought, communication, and creativity through programs in the arts and humanities that enhance or develop the common aesthetic spirit through education, creation, or performance.
Basic Needs - Nationally, the basic needs approach focuses on addressing poverty and is one of the primary methods used to determine absolute poverty. It attempts to define the resources for physical well-being. Immediate "basic needs" include food, water, shelter, clothing, sanitation, health, physical and mental well-being.
Children and Youth - These grants should help children grow — physically, socially, and intellectually into healthy, mature, and productive adults through programs that ensure all children are supported, nurtured, and protected in their homes and community. Programs should focus on childhood development and reduction of at-risk behavior through activities, education, and prevention programs.
Community Enrichment - These grants promote economic development, improve community services, and encourage residents to become actively involved in community enrichment projects by providing the training, tools, and resources needed.
Community Health - These grants should encourage healthy lifestyle choices that promote healthy behaviors and provide access to the resources needed to build healthy individuals, neighborhoods, and communities.
Education - These grants should focus on supplementing the educational system to ensure children have access to the tools they need to build a foundation for life-long learning. The programs and/or projects should help people learn to cope with life's challenges, gain skills to better care for their families, and ensure access to academic and technological opportunities, thus allowing individuals to develop their personal, social, and professional skills.
Agencies are encouraged to contact the Grand Island Community Foundation prior to submitting a proposal to discuss the appropriateness of the request.
Preference is given to programs that reach a broad segment of the community, assist those whose needs are not adequately met by existing services, promote cooperation among organizations, improve the organization's effectiveness, and support accessibility of programs for underserved and underrepresented populations.
Grant requests are accepted from qualified 501(c)(3) organizations located in the Hall County area. Grant applications must be submitted online. If the application deadline falls on a Saturday or Sunday, grant applications are due the Monday immediately following.
The application deadlines are May 1 and October 1.
Grant information was last reviewed by our staff on 5/22/2023
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