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

  • Amherst Schools Expendable

  • Archway Society

  • BraveHearts Equine Therapy and Learning

  • Buffalo County Crimestoppers

  • Buffalo County Recreation Area - Ravenna Lake Improvement

  • Caring Angels

  • Central Nebraska Veterans Memorial

  • Double R Horse Rescue

  • Dr. B.M. Stevenson Family Endowment

  • Elm Creek Public School District #9

  • Elm Creek Public School Foundation Clara

  • Elm Creek Veterans' Memorial

  • ESU 10 Educational Technology and Community
    Outreach Project

  • Family Advocacy Network

  • Farmer Market 365

  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes

  • FreeThinking Ministries

  • Fort Kearny Outdoor Expo

  • Fort Kearny Shooting Sports Association Facility

  • Friends of the Axtell Public Library

  • Friends of Law Enforcement and PAWS

  • Friends of the Oshkosh Library

  • Garden County Auditorium Renovation

  • Garden County Centennial Endowment

  • Garden County Friends of Antelope Valley

  • Garden County High School Foundation

  • Garden County Lisco Multipurpose Court

  • Garden County Rural Health

  • Garden County Unrestricted

  • Garden County Volunteers of America

  • Gibbon Community Foundation

  • Gibbon Endowment

  • Grow Garden County

  • Harmon Park Sonotorium Restoration Project

  • HeartBeatz

  • Himanchal Educational Foundation

  • Hope and Healing

  • Impact Art

  • Junior Golf Classic

  • K-9 Freekz Rescue

  • KAAPA Ag Development

  • Kearney Area Employee Emergency Relief Fund

  • Kearney Area Storytelling Festival

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

  • Kearney/Buffalo County Friends of Law

  • Kearney Cemetery Beautification

  • Kearney Creates - A Chronicle and Celebration

  • Kearney Literacy Council

  • Kearney LOSS (Local Outreach for Suicide

  • Kearney Park and Recreation

  • Kearney Pickleball Club

  • Kearney Public Library Foundation Expendable

  • 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

  • Kids and Dreams Foundation

  • Leadership Kearney

  • Leadership Kearney Endowment

  • Lisco Presbyterian Church Endowment

  • LoperCats

  • Loper Legacy

  • McKenna's Rae of Hope Foundation

  • Moffett Station Renovation

  • 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 Community Improvement

  • Prairie Art Brothers

  • Ravenna Public Schools Foundation Expendable

  • Pleasanton Old Settlers

  • Pleasanton PIK (Parents Interested in Kids)

  • Pleasanton “Save the Depot”

  • Pleasanton Volunteer Fire and Rescue

  • Ravenna Public Schools Foundation Endowment


  • ReUse It

  • Ridge Line Cadaver Dog

  • Rooted

  • Sarah Luddington Memorial

  • Sea Star Foundation

  • Shelton FFA Boosters

  • Senior College of Central Nebraska

  • Senior Hospitality Center Charitable Future

  • Shamrock Shuffle

  • Shelton Cemetery Beautification

  • Shelton Helping Everyone Live Longer (SHELL)

  • Shelton Historical Society

  • Shelton Public School Foundation

  • Skills for Success

  • SoulBeauty

  • Tasha Keiter Memorial Youth Golf

  • The Little Free Pantry

  • Tri-City BMX Track

  • Tri-City Youth Ice Hockey

  • Water 4 Haiti

Copyright © 2021 Kearney Area Community Foundation, All rights reserved.

412 W 48th St #12

Kearney, NE 68845


Phone: (308) 237-3114

Fax: (308) 237-9845


8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Monday thru Friday