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GICF Scholarship Applications Open

      

The Grand Island Community Foundation (GICF) wants to encourage students in pursuit of post-secondary education to use the Foundation’s online application to apply for scholarships. The Community Foundation awarded more than 90 scholarships last year and expects to surpass…


GICF Announces New Program Officer

The Grand Island Community Foundation is happy to announce that Kara Faber of Grand Island, Nebraska has been chosen as the new program officer for the organization. With over 11 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, we are excited about the opportunity…


GICF's November 1st Grant Deadline

The Grand Island Community Foundation’s grant proposal deadline is Tuesday November 1, at 4 p.m.

Grants range from $50 to $5,000 depending on the project and availability of funds. Last year the Foundation granted over $3,000,000 to charitable organizations in Central Nebraska.…


Excellence in Teaching --Nominations Accepted until Friday, October 14th

EIT's 2015 Recipients

The Grand Island Community Foundation is currently seeking nominations for the Kim West Dinsdale Award for Excellence in Teaching. The recipient of this award is honored with a $5,000 cash prize. Nominations will be accepted until Friday,…


Foundation Hires New CEO

Melissa DeLaet has been chosen by the Grand Island Community Foundation Board of Trustees to lead the organization as its next Chief Executive Officer.  DeLaet’s skills, experience, and achievements in the nonprofit sector are well established.  She served more than five years…


Go Big Give featured on GITV

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.

 


55th Anniversary of the Grand Island Community Foundation

View a live interview of Tammy Morris on NTV about the Foundation's 55th Anniversary and how the Grand Island Community Foundation connects people who care with causes that matter.


Quilt artist to teach workshops in Grand Island

Renowned quilter Peggie Hartwell has returned to Grand Island.

Hartwell first came to Grand Island in 2008 to work with girls in the fourth through…


GICF Seeking Nominations for $5,000 Excellence in Teaching Award

Hall County, NE - The Grand Island Community Foundation is currently seeking nominations for the Kim West Dinsdale Award for Excellence in Teaching. The recipient of this award is honored with a $5,000 cash prize. Nominations will be accepted until Thursday, October 15, 2015. To nominate a teacher or guidance counselor please visit www.gicf.org


Bielfeldt Scholarship Fund established at Community Foundation

The Theodore J. Bielfeldt Scholarship Fund is a new fund established at the Grand Island Community Foundation through a legacy gift from Bielfeldt’s estate.

Through a trust administered by the Five Points Bank trust department, Bielfeldt was able to leave more than half a million dollars to establish a fund that will provide scholarships in perpetuity. He specified the criteria to include…