• 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. 
  • Christa Speed is honored with the 2013 Kim West Dinsdale Excellence in Teaching Award.
  • A Kids Kingdom grant supported this community-built playground designed by Grand Island youth.
  • 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.
  • Gloria Wolbach presented a gift to Go Big GIVE from the newly established Wolbach Charitable Foundation.  
  • Grand Island Community Foundation provided a grant of $5,000 to support the Mission of Mercy.
  • GICF provides funding to support the food pantry, meal program and shelter at The Salvation Army.
  • 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 supported the Grand Island Little Theater’s capital campaign to expand at College Park.
  • 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 1900's. 
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Mission

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. 

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.

Accreditation

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

News & Events

FACING THE CHALLENGE Two G.I. groups face Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS funding

August 19, 2014
There’s the traditional Ice Bucket Challenge, and then there’s an Ice Bucket Challenge that comes from the bucket on a front-end loader. Eight staff members at the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center in Grand Island took the Ice Bucket Challenge on Monday morning to raise money and...

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