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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 Fall 2020 grant cycle will be accepted from July 15 through September 1 and must be submitted via the online grant portal. Applications are due by 11:59 PM CST on September 1.

As part of this fall grant cycle, $152,575 is available to support Mills County nonprofit organizations and community projects. Of the total available funds, $117,685 is restricted to the Malvern area from the William L. Costello Endowed Fund, and $34,890 will support projects throughout the county.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, for Fall 2020, 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 June 2020), which includes eligibility requirements, FAQs, and application instructions.

Grant Program Fact Sheet (PDF)

Application Access Instructions (PDF)

Grant Evaluation 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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