The Omaha Community Foundation has a network of regional affiliates serving the needs of specific geographic areas within Iowa and Nebraska communities. These affiliated communities allow donors to focus their charitable giving in their own communities. Local philanthropic work is guided by people who live and work in each community. For more information about how you can be a part of this, contact Dennis Nissen at (800) 794-3458 or

Brownville Community Foundation

The Brownville Community Foundation was established in 2003 as an affiliate of the Omaha Community Foundation. The fund facilitates the charitable interests of donors that enhance the historical, cultural, environmental, educational, and recreational objectives of the Brownville community. The Brownville community’s nonprofits can also use the fund as a source of long-term financial assistance. Decisions about grants from the fund are made by a local board:

  • Jane Andrew, Chair
  • Dwaine Rogge, CFA, Vice Chair
  • John Lauber, Secretary
  • Ruth Keene
  • Joseph Lauber
  • Jane Rohman
  • Jan Chism Wright
  • John Voelker, ESQ

You can give through the fund to any of the following organizations:

  • Carson House Museum
  • Bailey House Museum
  • Brownville Fine Arts Association
  • Brownville Historical Society
  • Brownville Concert Series
  • Brownville Village Theatre
  • Brownville Volunteer Fire Department
  • Brownville Parks and Recreation
  • Brownville Public Schools
  • The Flatwater Art Museum
  • Governor Robert W. Furnas Arboretum
  • Governor Robert W. Furnas House Museum
  • Meriwether Lewis Museum of Missouri River History
  • Schoolhouse Art Gallery

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