The Oregon Trail Community Foundation recently received proceeds from the Neva Mae Robinson Trust. The donor of this grant wishes for the OTCF to provide a giving opportunity for:“charitable organizations providing food, clothing, shelter, medical care and other benefits to low-income persons or disadvantaged persons including children and adults who are mentally or physically challenged, living within a 100 mile radius of Scottsbluff, Nebraska.”

Please note that:

Requesting organizations must be tax-exempt, as defined by the IRS in Section 501(c) (3

Grants are not made to individuals


  • Grant Application pages must be filled out and submitted with all the requested materials, information and copies as noted here. Incomplete applications will be returned without consideration.
  • Deadlines for application are: February 1, June 1, and October 1 of each calendar year.
  • Applications WILL NOT be reviewed from outside the the 100 mile radius of Scottsbluff, NE 
  •  A MASTER HARD COPY, NINE COPIES FOR DISTRIBUTION TO THE COMMITTEE and A PDF DIGITAL COPY* are required and should contain the following information:
  1. Oregon Trail Community Foundation Grant application, completed in full
  2. A copy of the Internal Revenue Service letter of declaration establishing tax exempt or nonprofit status
  3.  A copy of the most recent year’s Form 990 (include with master copy only)
  4. Any supporting material pertinent to the grant request

*Please email completed digital grant application to: Hard copies of Grant Application can be dropped off to us at 416 Valley View Dr., Suite 700, Scottsbluff, NE. during regular business hours, or mailed to OTCF, PO Box 1344, Scottsbluff, NE 69363-1344

All applications are reviewed by the OTCF Grant Committee, with final approval by the Board of Directors.