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Grand Island Community Foundation

1811 West 2nd Street, Suite 480
Grand Island, Nebraska 68803
United States

Mission

Established to accept charitable contributions in order to preserve and enhance the quality of life in Central Nebraska and to assist donors in realizing their charitable goals

1960 Year Founded
$30,000 Endowment Value
$808,000 Total Annual Grantmaking

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Last Updated: 10.30.14

Top Programmatic Priorities
Population Area Served

50,000

Identifying Information
OrganizationGrand Island Community Foundation
Address 11811 West 2nd Street, Suite 480
Address 2Did not answer
City / TownGrand Island
State / RegionNebraska
ZIP / Postal Code68803
CountryUnited States
ContinentNorth America
Map Address (If Different)Did not answer
Map City / Town (If Different)Did not answer
Map State / Region (If Different)Nebraska
Map Zip / Postal Code (If Different)Did not answer
Map Country (If Different)Did not answer
Phone(308) 381-7767
Emailinfo@gicf.org
Websitewww.gicf.org
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Tamara Morris, M.S., Chief Executive Officer
Primary Contact’s NameTamara Morris
Primary Contact’s PositionChief Executive Officer
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded1960
Mission StatementEstablished to accept charitable contributions in order to preserve and enhance the quality of life in Central Nebraska and to assist donors in realizing their charitable goals
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced50,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)3
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)Did not answer
Total Board Members18
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$1,000,000
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal Year$300,000
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$165,000
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$808,000
Does Organization Have an EndowmentYes
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal Year$30,000
Change in Financial Status Over Last Three YearsSignificant improvement
Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization
Community leadershipPlayed a slight role
Philanthropic giftsPlayed a centrally important role
Grassroots activismPlayed a slight role
Inadequate government servicesPlayed a slight role
Changes in the political environmentNo role
Changes in the economic environmentNo role
Government initiative fundingNo role
Foundation initiative fundingNo role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingDid not answer
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesPlayed a slight role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodNone
LocallyVery little time
RegionallyNone
NationallyNone
InternationallyNone
Rate Importance of the Following Functions
GrantmakingCentrally important
Having local people as leaders in the organizationCentrally important
Seeking local donationsImportant but not central
Having a gender balance in the organizationNot important
Board reflective of community diversityImportant but not central
Building an endowmentCentrally important
Serving donor needsCentrally important
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communityCentrally important
Building inclusion and trust in the communityCentrally important
Pursuing equityImportant but not central
Accountability to local peopleCentrally important
Raising money for grantmaking annuallySlightly important
Community developmentCentrally important
In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas
Arts and cultureFair amount
EducationFair amount
EnvironmentNot at all
HealthFair amount
Human and social servicesLot
Human rightsNot at all
International relationsNot at all
ReligionNot at all
Economic developmentNot at all
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityLittle
Information technologyNot at all
Strengthening local or regional governmentNot at all
HousingNot at all
ChildrenFair amount
WaterLittle
Alternative energyNot at all
Disaster reliefNot at all
Advocacy with authoritiesNot at all
Job trainingNot at all
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernOccasionally
Promote collaboration between granteesOccasionally
Promote understanding of public policyOccasionally
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsOccasionally
AdvocacyOccasionally
Loaned staffNever
ResearchNever
Community needs assessmentRarely
Leadership developmentOccasionally
InternshipsOccasionally
Providing space for local organizationsNever
Access to information technologyRarely
Publishing/knowledge sharingOccasionally
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyGetting worse
CrimeNo change
Trust among different sections of the communityGetting worse
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesGetting better
Social position of marginalized groupsNo change
Responsiveness of authoritiesGetting better
Appropriateness of public policiesGetting better
Value of community assetsGetting better
Quality of the environmentGetting much better
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityGetting better
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsGetting better
Networks and links between different parts of the communityGetting better
Gender equityNo change
Charitable giving through the community foundationGetting better
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingGetting better
Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years
PovertyDid not answer
CrimeDid not answer
Trust among different sections of the communityDid not answer
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesDid not answer
Social position of marginalized groupsDid not answer
Responsiveness of authoritiesDid not answer
Appropriateness of public policiesDid not answer
Value of community assetsDid not answer
Quality of the environmentDid not answer
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityDid not answer
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsDid not answer
Networks and links between different parts of the communityDid not answer
Gender equityDid not answer
Charitable giving through the community foundationDid not answer
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingDid not answer
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsDid not answer
Informal associations of citizensDid not answer
Non-governmental organizationsDid not answer
Local governmentDid not answer
National governmentDid not answer
UniversitiesDid not answer
SchoolsDid not answer
BusinessesDid not answer
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersDid not answer
Regional association of grantmakersDid not answer
Global Fund for Community FoundationsDid not answer
Particular foundationDid not answer
Other organizationDid not answer
Involvement of Local People
Regularly survey local people about our programsDid not answer
Local people are engaged in the delivery of our workDid not answer
Local people control what our organization doesDid not answer
Have local people represented on our boardDid not answer
Have regular sessions where local people advise us what our programs should doDid not answer
Actively engage local people as volunteersDid not answer
All of our board is composed of local peopleDid not answer
Account to local people about our successes and failures each yearDid not answer
Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further
Increased fundingDid not answer
Better legal or fiscal environmentDid not answer
More volunteersDid not answer
Access to advice or technical assistanceDid not answer
Better local culture of givingDid not answer
Stronger civil societyDid not answer
More responsive authoritiesDid not answer
OtherDid not answer
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsDid not answer
 

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Identifying Information

Foundation at a Glance

Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)

Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization

Time Spent Working in Following Areas

Rate Importance of the Following Functions

In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas

Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years

Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served

Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years

Active Partnerships

Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work

Involvement of Local People

Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further

Most Meaningful Change

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