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Our Mission

The Oregon Trail Community Foundation serves our community as a catalyst for community projects, promotes the spirit of charitable giving, and responds to community needs as a trusted steward of long-term gift arrangements  Learn more and get involved.



Our Impact - 2021

  • Funds Managed by OTCF


  • Community Grants Awarded


  • Scholarships Awarded


  • Net Assets


News & Notes

Back-to-school time can be a learning experience for everybody, even if you don’t have school aged children. It’s a time to remember that no matter where you are in life, you can continue to learn!

Water sustains life. Therefore, it’s vitally important to all of us. This August, celebrate National Water Quality Month by being aware of your water habits and taking steps to ensure clean water for everyone. When we have clean water, we can lead satisfying lives.

  • 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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