The Kearney Area Community Foundation manages over 30 scholarship funds. The crtieria for these scholarships are varied, so please take a moment to search our scholarships to determine if you are eligible to apply.
Using the command "ctrl f" search for scholarships, your school or county.
Scholarship forms are not availble using a mobile devise. Please check out our current scholarships using desktop view. There you will have the ability to download the following PDF and Word documents for each scholarship.
ABOUT THIS GRANT
In 1983, 11 years after the passing of his father, Mike established the foundation with money left by his mother, Ellen, when she sold her shares of the J.A. Baldwin Mfg. Company. Later changed to Baldwin Filters, the company was started in 1936 by Mike’s grandfather J.A. Baldwin and was later led by his father Theodore (Ted) Baldwin.
Since its inception, the Theodore G. Baldwin Foundation has awarded more than $5 million in grants to local nonprofits.
In 2019, the Baldwin family decided to dissolve their family’s private foundation, the Theodore G. Baldwin Foundation, and chose the Kearney Area Community Foundation (KACF) to manage its assets due to its longstanding ability to manage philanthropic efforts. With that, the Ted Baldwin Donor Advised Fund was established, and by creating this donor advised fund the Baldwins have shifted the management, reporting, and oversight to KACF.
The Ted Baldwin Donor Advised Fund typically funds projects or programs in the Kearney area and surrounding communities. Grants are made to nonprofit, federally tax-exempt 501(c)(3) qualified organizations, or organizations delivering a project or program which have a fiscal relationship with a qualified charity.
HOW TO APPLY
Review the Ted Baldwin Donor Advised Fund (TBDAF) Grant Guidelines to make sure your organization qualifies to be considered for a grant.
Complete an online TBDAF Grant Application. The online link is available by clicking the "APPLY" button below. No grant proposals will be considered without an online application.
All questions on the online application need to be answered. Supporting documents are required (see guidelines). Please review your application thoroughly before it is submitted. Spelling and grammar will be considered in the review process.
Applications must be submitted online on or before September 30 no later than
11:59 p.m. This is a firm deadline -- please do not call for an extension.
If you would like to discuss a grant idea, verify if your proposal or organization qualifies, or if you have any questions at all, please call (308) 237-3114.