• GICF awarded a grant to Hall County Head Start to assist with a tornado storm shelter at the Grand Island facility.
  • A Kids Kingdom grant supported this community-built playground designed by Grand Island youth.
  • GICF awarded a grant to Moonshell Arts & Humanities Council to support "Jazz in the Moonlight" featuring the great Jackie Allen, Grammy nominated Jazz vocalist.    
  • The Quilted Conscience portrays past memories and future dreams of 16 Grand Island Sudanese-American girls.
  • 2016 Go Big GIVE with Grand Island Community Foundation Board of Trustees
  • Doniphan Veteran’s Memorial Park, designed by Girl Scout Troup 734, honors veterans who served our country. 
  • A bequest in the will of E.J. Wolbach established GICF in 1960 with a legacy that lives on today. 
  • 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.
  • GICF provides funding to support the food pantry, meal program and shelter at The Salvation Army and Hope Harbor.
  • July 2012 was the 4th Anniversary of The Friendship House Fund. The Friendship House was founded in 1968, and provides care and support for adult males recovering from substance dependence.

  • GICF awarded a grant to GI Dive and Rescue to purchase new BCD back plates, weight suspenders, and other related life-saving equipment.
  • The Grand Island Police Department received a grant from the Jackson Dinsdale Fund to support a police service dog. 
  • Gloria Wolbach presented a gift to Go Big GIVE from the newly established Wolbach Charitable Foundation.  
  • GICF awarded a grant to provide new Grand Island entrepreneurs and business owners’ opportunities to expand their businesses through technical assistance and marketing education.  
  • GICF granted funds to Habitat for Humanity to provide resources that support Habitat ReStore which provides funds to build Habitat homes each year. 
  • The Huwaldt Family Fund was founded in 2007. This fund provides support for basic needs in our community.
  • The Leadership Tomorrow Endowment Fund was formed in 1987 with programs that promote, community leadership, economic development, decision making, team building, and many other life skills.

  • 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 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 help install a security system in the new New Hope Christian School located in Cairo.
  • The Rosie Werner Hat Tree Fund provides hats to patients going through chemotherapy treatment at CHI Health Saint Francis. 
  • The State Fair Fund at GICF is instrumental in providing ongoing support for the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island.
  • The Tom Dinsdale Outreach Challenge Fund provides basic necessities to school-age youth.
  • GICF proudly supported the effort to bring the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall to Grand Island.
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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.

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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.

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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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Melissa DeLaet Joins G.I. Community Foundation

August 25, 2016
The Grand Island Community Foundation has hired Melissa DeLaet as its new Chief Executive Officer. Melissa DeLaet grew up just 45 minutes from Grand Island in Minden, Nebraska. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Hastings College in 2005 and a Master’s degree i...

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