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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 fund supports projects that will have a permanent impact on, and in, the Brownville community.

Decisions about grants from the fund are made by a local advisory board:

  • Joseph Lauber, Chair
  • Susan Kunert, Vice Chair
  • John Lauber, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Ruth Keene
  • Jon Voelker, ESQ
  • Jan Chism Wright

Grant funding is available after the first of each year until the designated funds for that year have been distributed.

Past recipients of grants from the Brownville Community Foundation and Governor Robert W. Furnas Arboretum Endowment Fund include:

  • Brownville Fine Arts Association
  • Brownville Historical Society
  • Brownville Concert Series
  • Brownville Village Theatre
  • Meriwether Lewis Museum of Missouri River History
  • Village of Brownville

The Brownville Community Foundation also works with individuals, families, and corporations to structure custom charitable funds to align with donors’ interests in Brownville or across the nation.

Brownville Brochure (PDF)

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Stacey Goodman

Iowa Foundations Director


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You can help us strengthen our community, and we can help you make your giving more effective. Be a part of the good we’re growing by contributing to one of our funds or opening your own philanthropic fund.