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Excellence in Teaching --Nominations Open

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…


Grand Island Shows Community Pride

See how Grand Island is reaching new heights and creating a sense of community pride through this video about our city.

Video courtesy of Grand Island Area Economic Development Corporation


Grand Island Community Foundation Awards Memorial Day Grants for Local Veterans Programs

Grand Island, NE - This week the Grand Island Community Foundation awarded $12,335 in grants that support programs and services for local Veterans. Although the Community Foundation honors and supports Veterans and their families all year-round, special emphasis has been put on projects this month to highlight the gratitude we have for our Veterans this Memorial Day.


Giving big in one day

The Go Big Give fundraising event went off in a big way Friday.

Coordinated by the Grand Island Community Foundation and the Heartland United Way, Go Big Give was a one-day push for donations to charitable and nonprofit groups in Central Nebraska.

Online donations,…