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Grantmaking

Grants

OTCF has awarded over 7 million dollars in grants to projects in our Valley from various donor advised funds and donations to the Foundation.
As a community foundation, we hold multiple funds with specified purposes. Some of those funds are focused on a priority area
as defined by a donor, other are in response to community needs, and others are for individual scholarships.

Our grants are specifically for our service area, including the Nebraska Panhandle and Eastern Wyoming 

 

 

Please refer to our GRANT APPLICATION AND REQUIREMENT POLICY before applying (see button below) 

Please email us at info@otcf.org with any questions. Thanks!

Grant Deadlines: February 1 | June 1 | October 1
 

 

2023
Total Granted to Community: $101,800

  • Scotts Bluff County Volunteer Center / Meals on Wheels - for resusable canvas bags to deliver food and essentials for the Meals on Wheels and Snow Angels program.
  • The Carpenter Center - $7,100 - for equipment for the new Carpenter Center After School Program
  • Creative Beet District - $1,000 - for artistic mural in the Creative Art District in Scottsbluff
  • Foster Care Closet - $2500 - to purchase cold weather clothing for those in the Foster care program in Scottsbluff/ Gering
  • West Nebraska Art Center - $3,000 - to upgrade Main Gallery lighting fixture from flourscents to LED 
  • Friends of the Goodhand Theater, Kimball, NE - $3,500 - to support in helping purchase the new red and black leather rocking chairs that were installed in June 2023 at the Goodhand Theatre in Kimball Nebraska
  • 11 13 Ministries - $6,700 - to purchase 12,800 sealable containers and commercial, high-capacity roasting pans for our “By God’s Grace Mobile Meals” program in 2023. 
  • Legacy of the Plains Museum - $10,000 - Construction of playground for visiting families, weary travelers, and for educational program for youth
  • Community Christian School - $1,000 - Technology for expanding enrollment
  • Nebraska State Historical Society - $25,000 - Construction of "Walk to the Rock" - a .75 miles trail from the visitor's center to Chimney Rock
  • Hemingford Legion Post #9 - $2,000 - Replace entrance doors for security and safety access
  • Playtime Matters Event - $10,000 - For the creation of greenspace at Mitchell Elementary School - a play area for school kids to play games, etc.
  • Sunrise Historic & Prehistoric Preservation Society - $1,000 - Repair Earth stove and chimney. Only source of heat in teh oldest YMCA in the state of Wyoming
  • Kid's First Preschool / Daycare - $2,000 - For resurfacing playground

2022
Total Granted to Community: $111,312

  • Cirrus House - $10,812 to renovate apartments for clients of Cirrus House
  • City of Scottsbluff / 18th Street Plaza - $10,000 to complete final construction of the 18th Street Plaza
  • Morrill Public Schools Ag Complex - $10,000 - to assist with construction costs for Morrill School's Ag Education Complex
  • Legal Aid of Nebraska - $1,500 - purchase of tables for center
  • Empowering Families - $1,000 - 24th Annual Multicultural Youth Leadership Conference
  • West Nebraska Art Center - 2,000 New LED lighting in Bronson Gallery
  • Scottsbluff Public Schools - $10,000 New playground at Lincoln Heights, Lake Minatare, and Westmoor Schools
  • Regional West Foundation - $50,000  Varian Edge Linear Accelerator for Cancer Treatment Center at Regional West
  • The American Legion / Gering - $5,000 New pavilion at West Lawn Cemetary
  • Guadalupe Center - $3,000 - New chairs for the Guadalupe Community center
  • Community Ever Green House - $4,000 - Permanent Pollinator Habitat and Community Arboretum
  • Theater West - $4,000 - Wireless microphones and sound equipment


Past Grants

Our Impact - 2022

  • Funds Managed by OTCF

    83

  • Community Grants Awarded

    $111,312

  • Scholarships Awarded

    $93,250

  • Net Assets

    $10859291

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