Designated Funds

Designated Funds are personalized funds that make it easy for you to support the causes and organizations you care about. You can use cash, stock, or other assets to create a named fund and qualify for an immediate income tax deduction. We will then regularly distribute grants to the charities you identify when the fund is created. 

If you are interested in setting up a Designated Fund with the Kearney Area Community Foundation, please call our office at (308) 237-3114. Thank you!

This list of charitable funds was established by you, the charitable individuals of the Kearney area, since 1995. It is a powerful testimony to the causes and institutions you consider vital to our community’s well-being.

         Designated Funds 
  • 100 Women Who Care - Kearney

  • Ainsworth United Methodist Church Endowment

  • Amherst Schools Expendable

  • Archway Society

  • Arthur E Klinkacek Community Enrichment

  • Buffalo County Recreation Area - Ravenna Lake Improvement

  • Caring Angels

  • Central Nebraska Veterans Memorial

  • Central Nebraska Veterans Memorial Endowment

  • Clara Cool Endowment Fund

  • Double R Horse Rescue

  • Dr. B.M. Stevenson Family Endowment

  • Dwight and Lois Gangwish United Methodist Church

  • Elm Creek Public School District #9

  • Elm Creek Public School Foundation Clara Marshall Endowment

  • Elm Creek United Methodist Church Endowment

  • Elm Creek Volunteer Fire and Rescue 

  • ESU 10 Educational Technology and Community

  • Farmer Market 365

  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes

  • Forever Pink Foundation

  • Fort Kearny Outdoor Expo

  • Fort Kearny Shooting Sports Association Facility

  • FreeThinking Ministries

  • Friends of Law Enforcement and PAWS

  • Friends of Loper Wrestling Endowed Fund

  • Friends of the Axtell Public Library

  • Friends of the Oshkosh Library

  • Garden County Auditorium Renovation

  • Garden County Centennial Endowment

  • Garden County Friends of Antelope Valley Historical Church 

  • Garden County High School Foundation

  • Garden County Historical Society Endowment

  • Garden County Lisco Multipurpose Court

  • Garden County Rural Health

  • Garden County Volunteers of America

  • Genesis Productions 

  • Grow Garden County

  • Harmon Park Sonotorium Restoration Project

  • HeartBeatz

  • Holy Cross Lutheran Church Endowment

  • Hope and Healing

  • Impact Art

  • K-9 Freekz Rescue

  • KAAPA Ag Development

  • Kearney Area Employee Emergency Relief Fund

  • Kearney Area Storytelling Festival

  • Kearney Cemetery Beautification

  • Kearney Creates - A Chronicle and Celebration

  • Kearney Cultural Partners

  • Kearney Growth and Development Endowment

  • Kearney Junior Golf Classic

  • Kearney Literacy Council

  • Kearney LOSS (Local Outreach for Suicide Survivors)

  • Kearney Pickleball Club

  • Kearney Rail Viewing Platform Project

  • Kearney Rescue Cats

  • Kearney Rotary - Dancing with the Stars

  • Kearney Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program

  • Kearney Trolley

  • Kearney Volunteer Fire Department

  • Kearney Whitewater Association

  • Kearney/Buffalo County Friends of Law Enforcement

  • Kearney-Buffalo County Citizen's Police Academy Alumni Association

  • Kearney-Buffalo County Crimestoppers

  • Leadership Kearney

  • Leadership Kearney Endowment

  • Lisco Presbyterian Church Endowment

  • Little Free Pantry Fund

  • Loper GridIron

  • Loper Legacy

  • LoperCats

  • McKenna's Rae of Hope Foundation

  • Musicians Investing Kindness and Energy (MIKE)

  • Nebraska Animal Rescue Foundation

  • Nebraska State Senior Games

  • Nebraska Veterans First

  • Oshkosh Arboretum

  • Oshkosh Community Improvement

  • Pay It Sideways – Covid-19 Relief Fund

  • Peterson Senior Activity Center

  • Platte River Children’s Chorale

  • Platte River Singers

  • Pleasanton “Save the Depot”

  • Pleasanton Old Settlers

  • Pleasanton PIK (Parents Interested in Kids)

  • Pleasanton Volunteer Fire and Rescue

  • Prairie Art Brothers

  • Ravenna Public School Foundation

  • Ravenna Public Schools Foundation Endowment

  • Ravenna Public Schools Foundation Expendable

  • RESTORE

  • ReUse It

  • Ridge Line Cadaver Dog

  • Rooted

  • Sarah Luddington Memorial

  • Sea Star Foundation Fund

  • Senior College of Central Nebraska

  • Senior Hospitality Center Charitable Future

  • Shamrock Shuffle

  • Shelton Cemetery Beautification

  • Shelton Elementary PTO

  • Shelton FFA Boosters

  • Shelton Helping Everyone Live Longer (SHELL)

  • Shelton Public School Foundation

  • Skills for Success

  • SoulBeauty

  • SPS-Playground Improvements Fund

  • St. George Church Endowment

  • Tasha Keiter Memorial Youth Golf

  • The Little Free Pantry

  • Tri-City BMX Track

  • United Methodist Church of Oshkosh Endowment

  • Vernon and Beverly Reinertson Memorial

  • Water 4 Haiti

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