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Leadership for the Long Game

Leadership for the Long Game

Presented by Mission Matters Greta Leach and Lynne Lange

November 2nd, 2021

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Riverside Golf Club 2820 Riverside Dr, Grand…

EIT nominations are open!

The time of year to nominate your favorite educator for the Kim West Dinsdale Excellence In Teaching Award is here. Nominations are open until September 22nd, 2021, and are open to anyone who wants to nominate an outstanding teacher. Hall County educators teaching grades Pre-K through 12th grade are eligible to be nominated for this award. Anyone can submit a nomination, including current and former…

GGICF Hires New Program Officer

Kendra Lutz is a Palmer, Nebraska native growing up on a farm outside of town. She graduated from Palmer Public Schools and attended Southeast Community College with a major in Human Services with an emphasis in Social Work. Kendra will be working with the scholarship and Excellence in Teaching programs.

Click here to see Kendra's bio.

8th Annual Go Big GIVE is here!

Go Big GIVE 2021 is underway with pre-give starting April 26th. Go Big GIVE brings Hall, Hamilton, Howard, and Merrick Counties together as one community, raising money and awareness for our local nonprofits during the 24-hour online giving day on May 6th. We inspire people to give generously to nonprofits making the heartland stronger, creating a thriving community for all.



New Fund Opens to Assist in Citizenship Fees for Immigrants

The Greater Grand Island Community Foundation and the Multicultural Coalition come together to bring a fund assisting with fees immigrants face while working towards citizenship. The Khadija Abdudaim Citizenship Assistance Fund, also referred to as the Diam Fund, offers financial assistance to immigrants wishing to or currently in the process of gaining US citizenship.


Scholarship Applications Close February 10th

Greater Grand Island Community Foundation scholarship cycle is in full swing! All applications must be submitted, including reference letters and additional essays, on February 10th, 2021 by 11:59 pm. Scholarships are available for graduating seniors, current college students, and non-traditional college students. We also use a common application. As you fill in one application, it fits…

Free Estate Planning Seminar

Ball, Loudon, Ebert, & Brostrom, LLC and the Greater Grand Island Community Foundation bring you an Estate Planning Seminar. 

Takes place on October 29th, 2020 from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm


COVID-19 Community Compassion Fund

Together we can make a difference in our community.

Donations can be made to the funds in the following ways:

Text: HEARTLANDUW to 56651
Check: Send to Greater Grand Island Community Foundation or Heartland United Way Donor Advised Fund: Directed to COVID-19 Community Compassion Fund

STOP Fund Holds Annual "Voices for Freedom" Event

The STOP (Stop Trafficking on the Plains) Fund, held at the Greater Grand Island Community Foundation, will be holding its annual fundraising event "Voices for Freedom" on Saturday, March 21st at Riverside Golf Club. This event will feature dinner, live performances, and a live and silent auction. Funds raised through this event will enable the STOP Fund to make grants available to local nonprofit…

GGICF Awards Grant to Stick Creek Kids

The Greater Grand Island Community Foundation has given a $60,000 discretionary grant to the Stick Creek Kids Child Development Cernter in Wood River. You can click here to read about the gant and the center…