2017 Impact Report
Connecting people who care with causes that matter.
The Grand Island Community Foundation advanced its mission by leaps and bounds in 2017, doing more than ever before to preserve and enhance the quality of life in Central Nebraska while assisting donors in realizing their charitable goals. Assets posted astounding gains, while grants funded tangible improvements in the lives of area residents.
The Foundation established an unprecedented number of new funds, including the $400,000 Francis Cronin Impact Fund.
HEAR Grand Island’s impact was palpable in the Railside district and beyond, while Go Big Give broke the $600,000 mark, shattering its previous record by more than $90,000. Programs such as the Kim West Dinsdale Excellence in Teaching Award and the Nonprofit Excellence Institute encouraged those who go over and above on behalf of others while helping the Foundation further engage with the community.