• GICF awarded a grant for the purchase of exercise equipment to be placed at Hall County Park.
  • The Grand Island Police Department received a grant from the Jackson Dinsdale Fund to support a police service dog. 
  • A bequest in the will of E.J. Wolbach established GICF in 1960 with a legacy that lives on today. 
  • A grant to Peace Lutheran supported a Comfort Dog to help people open their hearts in times of need. 
  • Jerome Dubas, Grand Island Senior High Art Teacher, is honored with one of two 2015 Kim West Dinsdale Excellence in Teaching Awards.
  • Kirk Ramsey, Barr Middle School Guidance Counselor, was presented one of two 2015 Kim West Dinsdale Excellence in Teaching Awards.
  • A Kids Kingdom grant supported this community-built playground designed by Grand Island youth.
  • The Rosie Werner Hat Tree Fund provides hats to patients going through chemotherapy treatment at CHI Health Saint Francis. 
  • The Tom Dinsdale Outreach Challenge Fund provides basic necessities to school-age youth.
  • The State Fair Fund at GICF is instrumental in providing ongoing support for the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island.
  • The GICF ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Fund has raised awareness and funds for ALS research in hopes of finding a cure.
  • Gloria Wolbach presented a gift to Go Big GIVE from the newly established Wolbach Charitable Foundation.  
  • GICF awarded a grant to Moonshell Arts & Humanities Council to support "Jazz in the Moonlight" featuring the great Jackie Allen, Grammy nominated Jazz vocalist.    
  • GICF awarded a grant to help install a security system in the new New Hope Christian School located in Cairo.
  • GICF awarded a grant to GI Dive and Rescue to purchase new BCD back plates, weight suspenders, and other related life-saving equipment.
  • GICF awarded a grant to the Nebraska State Fair 1868 Foundation for a new educational experience at the Nebraska State Fair that will provide experiential learning about sustainability.
  • GICF awarded a grant to Hall County Head Start to assist with a tornado storm shelter at the Grand Island facility.
  • GICF received a pink Christmas Tree from the East Coast in honor of Gloria Wolbach & the AOK Ladies.
  • Grand Island Community Foundation awarded a grant of $5,000 to support Mission of Mercy for dental care to individuals and families in need.
  • GICF provides funding to support the food pantry, meal program and shelter at The Salvation Army and Hope Harbor.
  • GICF proudly supported the effort to bring the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall to Grand Island.
  • The Quilted Conscience portrays past memories and future dreams of 16 Grand Island Sudanese-American girls.
  • GICF awarded a grant to provide new Grand Island entrepreneurs and business owners’ opportunities to expand their businesses through technical assistance and marketing education.  
  • Doniphan Veteran’s Memorial Park, designed by Girl Scout Troup 734, honors veterans who served our country. 
  • A Mark Twain portrayal at Chautauqua recreates the tent programs that traveled to Nebraska in the late 1800's. 
  • GICF granted funds to Habitat for Humanity to provide resources that support Habitat ReStore which provides funds to build Habitat homes each year. 
  • The 2016 Go Big GIVE Team.
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CEO Position Opening

The Foundation is currently seeking a CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER to lead the organization to the next level of growth and development.

The ideal candidate will be a seasoned leader with a passion for the philanthropic sector and the betterment of the community. Proven experience with non-profit organizations and fundraising/asset development are required. Must possess excellent interpersonal skills, proficiency with technology, and a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, preferably in a related field.

Competitive Wage and Benefit Package.

Click here for to view the job description and access the employment application. 



The mission of the Grand Island Community Foundation is to preserve and enhance the quality of life in Central Nebraska and assist donors in realizing their charitable goals.

Click here to listen to a live interview about GICF!

You can make a deep and lasting impact.

The Grand Island Community Foundation is a growing legacy, not of a single person, but of the entire community. It is, in a very real sense, the community's foundation. Under one organizational roof, it unites donors, large and small who want to make our community a better place for all.


The Grand Island Community Foundation is accredited by the Community Foundations National Standards Board and has been confirmed in compliance since 2009. 

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'Go Big Give' campaign featured on GITV

April 12, 2016
View a live interview of Tammy Morris on GITV about 'Go Big Give' 2016 and how the Grand Island Community Foundation connects people who care with causes that matter.

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