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AKSARBEN Foundation believes in giving back to the Heartland – creating impact in the communities where we live and work. One example of that commitment is our Community Grants program, investing in programs and organizations that demonstrate impact with specific outcomes. Community grants are funded by AKSARBEN Friends membership organization and are open to 501(c)(3) organizations within the region.
Key Facts About Community Grants:
  • Awarded grants typically range from $500 to $1,000.

  • AKSARBEN Friends award a minimum of $5,000 each year in Community Grant money. The matching-fund grants are to be used for support by any 501(c)(3) organization that strives to improve their community in Nebraska and western Iowa.

  • Grants are awarded based on demonstration of emerging community need, the goals and objectives addressed in the community's need, the capacity to implement the proposed project, and the proposed results of the project.

  • Grant applications must be sponsored and approved by an AKSARBEN Friends Ambassador.
Applications are now being accepted for the second grant cycle, from June 1 – August 31.
For questions, email: or call 402.554.9600 x 102.

2018 - First Cycle Community Grants are awarded to the following:
  1. Alliance Park Foundation: Rolling Prairie Disc Golf Course Re-Design and Upgrade Project - Alliance, NE
  2. Child Saving Institute: CSI Emergency Shelter - Omaha, NE
  3. City of Hebron Park Board: Roosevelt Park Playground Equipment - Hebron, NE
  4. Henderson Child Development Center: Playground Improvement Project - Henderson, NE
  5. Holt County Agricultural Society: Insulation in Open Class & Small Animal Building - Chambers, NE
  6. Hoskins-Woodland Park Rescue: Lucas III Chest Compression System - Hoskins, NE
  7. Howells Community Club: Upgrading Playground Equipment in Howells City Park - Howells, NE
  8. Phelps County Historical Society: Water Ways Smithsonian Exhibition - Holdrege, NE
  9. Superior Historic Redevelopment, Inc.: Enhancing Our Community Through Events - Superior, NE
  10. Heartland Equine Therapeutic Riding Academy: Portable TV/Monitor for Life Skills Program Attendees - Gretna, NE

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