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The Mills County Community Foundation aims to improve the quality of life in Mills County by supporting community needs in the areas of civic engagement, culture, health, education, and social services. The objective of its grant programs is to fund projects that will have a permanent impact on, and in, Mills County. As an affiliate of the Omaha Community Foundation, the Mills County Community Foundation was established in 1997.

Advisory Board

  • Richard Maaske, Chair
  • Chad McCollester, Vice Chair
  • Liz Baldwin, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Jennifer Gee
  • Keith Johnson
  • Kathy Reisner

Application Details

Applications for the Spring 2021 grant cycle will be accepted from December 15 through February 1 and must be submitted via the online grant portal. Applications are due by 11:59 PM CST on February 1.

As part of this spring grant cycle, approximately $90,000 is available to support Mills County nonprofit organizations and community projects.

Due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, for Spring 2021, the Mills County Community Foundation will entertain requests for program support, in addition to the historic focus on items of permanence. Requests for general operating support will not be considered.

Before beginning, please download and review the Fact Sheet below (updated December 2020), which includes eligibility requirements, FAQs, and application instructions.

Grant Program Fact Sheet (PDF)

Application Access Instructions (PDF)

Grant Evaluation Form (PDF)

Extension Request Form (PDF)

Previous Fall Grant Recipients

Previous Spring Grant Recipients

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Visit our online grant portal to apply.

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