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Our Mission

The Oregon Trail Community Foundation is dedicated to supporting projects that improve education, our schools, wildlife preservation, historical landmarks, the arts, healthcare and scientific research. Learn more and get involved.


Our Impact - 2021

  • Funds Managed by OTCF


  • Community Grants Awarded


  • Scholarships Awarded


  • Net Assets


News & Notes

Memorial Day is an incredibly special time in America’s history. This weekend, do more than barbecue. Take time to truly commemorate the meaning of the holiday and celebrate the servicemen and women who have given everything to this country.

Summer is the perfect time to show your kids that giving back can be fun. Choose an organization that has a shared interest among your family and ask about volunteer opportunities.

  • Catherine (Cricket) Simmons
    Catherine (Cricket) Simmons

    “Since I grew up in Scottsbluff I am constantly aware of all of the things that have changed in our community. Since 1977, OTCF has been a partner in much of the progress and wonderful projects in the area. A community can grow only if its residents value improvement and have a clear vision of what we can be. OTCF has facilitated that vision. We invest in those things that will not only secure a promising future but can provide advantages for those currently living here.”

    OTCF Board member: 1986-2021

  • Travis Hiner
    Travis Hiner

    I have been a member since the inception of OTCF and we have grown substantially by attracting like-minded citizens who contribute directly to OTCF and/or set up individual funds that address specific problems in our communities. Our Board of Directors consists of 19 highly regarded leaders in the communities whose sole purpose is to help sustain and improve our communities.

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