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Spring Grant Recipients Announced

The Grand Island Community Foundation recently awarded $34,700 to 8 area nonprofit organizations during its spring grant cycle. 

Grant funds are made possible through both named funds established by area donors who wish to support community causes and projects. The Foundation has also established additional grant making funds to support the areas of arts and culture, basic needs, children…


Cronin Makes Estate Gift to GICF

The Grand Island Community Foundation recently received a gift of over $400,000 from the Frances J. “Fran” Cronin estate to establish the Impact Fund at the GICF.

“The Impact Fund will help to create stronger, more sustainable nonprofit organizations in the area through programs such as the Nonprofit Excellence Institute, targeted workshops and seminars, and capacity building grants. Through…


Go Big GIVE on May 3rd

The Grand Island Community Foundation and the Heartland United Way have partnered to present the 4th annual Go Big GIVE on Wednesday, May 3.  Go Big GIVE is a 24-hour, online giving event to grow philanthropy and awareness in Hall, Howard, Hamilton, and Merrick counties. Matching funds and incentive prizes are available to amplify charitable donations to participating organizations. In 2017, 110…


GICF's Newest Fund - The STOP Fund

 Through the vision of its founders, Susan and Travis Hageman and Cyndi and Dale Wieseman, the Grand Island Community Foundation recently opened a new fund called the STOP Fund. This fund's primary purpose is to provide charitable support for efforts to address…


GICF Grant Recipients - Fall 2016

 

The Grand Island Community Foundation recently selected the recipients of their fall 2016 grant cycle. Six local nonprofit organizations will receive a combined total of $15,900 to assist with various community causes.

Through named funds established by donors who want to support a variety…


Excellence in Teaching Award Winner

The Grand Island Community Foundation (GICF) staff and board of trustees arrived at Trinity Lutheran Church December 7th, to surprise an exceptional teacher. Students, faculty, administrators, and guests showed up for a Christmas advent play put on by the Trinity Lutheran School,…


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,…