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Grants to Fremont Area, Nebraska Nonprofits for Health,
Education, Arts, Recreation, and Civic Improvement

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Fremont Area Community Foundation

Deadline Date:

10/01/18 - 5:00 PM for Competitive Grants; Mini-Grants are reviewed on an Ongoing basis.


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Small grants of less than $1,500 and larger grants of less than $50,000 to Fremont Area, Nebraska nonprofit organizations for a broad range of activities to benefit local communities. Requests will be considered in the areas of education, social services, health, recreation, arts and culture, and civic improvement.

Competitive Grants:
Grants of less than $50,000 are reviewed four times a year for programs that fall under the Foundation’s priority areas.

Mini-Grants are one-time discretionary grants of up to $1,500 made to nonprofits to support projects and initiatives that impact one of the Foundation's five interest areas: arts and culture, education, civic improvement, health and recreation, and social services; or build an organization’s capacity to achieve its mission and sustain itself over time.

Capacity building requests may include:
-Strategic planning
-New staff support
-Professional development
-Consultation support

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179700

Estimated Size of Grant:

Competitive Grant Requests must be less than $50,000.
Grant requests totaling $50,000 or more are reviewed one time annually.
Mini-Grants Requests must be less than $1,500.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Requesting organizations must be tax-exempt, as defined by the IRS in Section 501(c)(3), or eligible to receive such a designation, or a public entity such as a school or governmental institution.

Grants are not made to individuals, except for college scholarships through component funds established for those purposes.

The Foundation does not typically make grants for deficit financing, annual fund drives, or ongoing operating expenses.

Grants will be considered for publicly-supported institutions for start-up programs when seed money is needed to generate other support for the activity, or when circumstances indicate that a grant will effectuate a program of particular importance.

Grants are not made to religious organizations for religious purposes.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications for competitive grants are accepted four times a year. The application deadlines are generally the first day of the following months: January, April, July, and October. Grants must be submitted to the Fremont Area Community Foundation office by 5:00 PM on the deadline date.

Grant Application Deadlines:
January 3rd - Applications for all grant amounts will be considered.
April 1st – Only applications of $49,999 and under will be considered.
July 1st – Only applications of $49,999 and under will be considered.
October 1st – Only applications of $49,999 and under will be considered.

If your request is $1,500 or less, you may use the Mini-Grant application. More information about Mini-Grants may be found here:

There is no deadline to apply for a Mini-Grant. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Grant approvals are recommended by the Grants Committee and approved by the Executive Committee. Decisions are expedited and typically rendered within 30 days.

Grant requests totaling $50,000 or more are reviewed one time annually during January of each year and it is recommended that organizations submit a Letter of Intent prior to a full application. The deadline for the Letter of Intent is December 1 of each year.

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online for a Competitive Grant:

Apply Online for a Mini-Grant:

Melissa Diers, Executive Director

Fremont Area Community Foundation
1005 East 23rd Street, Suite 2
Fremont, NE 68025

P: 402-721-4252
F: 402-816-4102

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Nebraska: Fremont and its surrounding communities