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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

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

Application Details

Applications for the Fall 2022 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 p.m. CST on September 1.

As part of this fall grant cycle, $171,400 is available to support Mills County nonprofit organizations and community projects. Of the total available funds, $132,660 is restricted to the Malvern area from the William L. Costello Endowed Fund, and $38,740 is available to support projects throughout the county.

For Fall 2022, the Mills County Community Foundation will entertain requests for capital and program support. General operating support will only be considered for extenuating, non-recurring circumstances.

Before beginning, please download and review the Grant Program Fact Sheet below (updated July 2022), 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)




Visit our online grant portal to apply.

Join the Giving

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.