Kearney Area Community Foundation (KACF) Grant

Grants to Kearney Area, Nebraska Nonprofits for
Arts, Health, Education, and Human Services Programs

GrantWatch ID#: 177906
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Kearney Area Community Foundation (KACF)


Request a Grant Writer

Grants to Nebraska nonprofits for programs that benefit the residents of the City of Kearney and the surrounding area. Funding is intended to support proposals focusing on the following areas: arts and culture, health, community and civic affairs, human services, economic development, recreation, education, and non-denominational religious activities.

Grants are usually awarded only for a definite period of time, normally for twelve months or less.

For ongoing programs, applicants must have a plan for future funding and support from other sources.

Grants are made to nonprofit, federally tax exempt (501(c)(3)) qualified organizations. Only projects or programs in the Kearney area and surrounding communities are considered for support. Grants can also be made to organizations delivering a project or program that qualifies as a charitable activity or that has a fiscal relationship with a qualifying charity.

KACF Grants will not be awarded for for the following:

- Agencies serving a populace outside of the KACF’s service area; or to programs that do not meet the mission of the KACF.
- Annual fund drives, galas, or other special-event fundraising activities.
- Capital campaigns/renovation projects (unless we can make an impact with a small grant).
- Debt reduction.
- Dissertations or student/faculty research projects.
- Emergency or disaster relief efforts.
- Established or new endowment funds.
- Indirect/administrative costs.
- Institutions that discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, national origin, or age in policy or in practice
- Loans, fellowships, or grants to individuals.
- Religious activities (unless non-denominational and serving a broad segment of the population).
- Political lobbying, or legislative activities.
- Private or parochial schools (unless serving a broad segment of the population), as well as other private organizations.
- Profit making enterprises (unless allowed by Federal Treasury Regulations).
- Travel, tours or trips, including honor conferences, expanded studies.
- Umbrella organizations that would re-distribute the requested funds at their discretion

KACF Grants will not aid:

- Agencies serving a populace outside of the KACF’s service area; or to programs that do not meet the mission of the KACF.
- Institutions that discriminate in policy or in practice on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, national origin, or age.
- Umbrella organizations that would re-distribute the requested funds at their discretion.

Click here for more information on how to apply:

Please note that the links to further guidelines, as well as the PDF and Microsoft Word versions of the application forms, are attached below (see Supporting Documents section).

To access the online FAQs, click on the URL for Full Text below and scroll down to the bottom of the page.

In general, entire projects or programs are rarely funded. KACF looks for those groups or organizations which have individually raised a portion of the required funds and/or have enlisted the financial support of other organizations.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Mail or hand-deliver the application and copies to:

Kearney Area Community Foundation
Grants Program
412 W. 48th, Suite 12
Kearney, NE 68845

No faxes or email submissions will be accepted.

General Contact Information:

Phone: (308) 237-3114
Fax: (308) 237-9845

Staff Contacts:

Judi Sickler, Executive Director

Laurel McKellips, Outreach Coordinator

See the full text of this grant

USA: Nebraska: Kearney Area

Live Chat with a Grant Specialist

Our team of researchers and grant specialists review hundreds of funding resources daily to make sure provides members with the most up-to-date grants.

We have grants for:


Need help?

Hi, I would love to guide you through the site.
Please feel free to call or write.

Customer Sales & Support (561) 249-4129