The Oregon Trail Community Foundation...

...helps connect community leaders, businesses, residents, institutions, and programs to promote the mental, moral, intellectual well being of and encourage physical improvement for the inhabitants of Nebraska, and of Goshen and Platte Counties, Wyoming, and primarily of Scotts Bluff County.

To improve living and

working conditions.

To provide for recreation.

To promote and encourage

the arts.

To aid in the care and

development of children.

To aid in the rehabilitation of:

 – Victims of narcotics,

drugs and liquors.

– Inmates and released

inmates of penal and

reformatory institutions.

– Wayward and delinquent individuals.

To aid in the care of the sick,

aged and helpless.

To promote health and the

prevention of disease.

To promote scientific

research for

the alleviation of human suffering.


OTCF Awarded over

$85,000 in Scholarships

in 2017 to high school and nontraditional students all over the Panhandle of Nebraska. We award scholarships to those entering careers in art, education, engineering, medicine and so much more! Click here to get started!


The OTCF's Book of Memories is a wonderful way to remember someone who has been important in your life, or the life of a friend or business associate. With a minimum donation of $20.00, entries will be recorded in this historic book as a memorial to the deceased.

Learn more about becoming a member, our various levels of giving and how your investment can make a big impact in your community!

Become a member of the OTCF and your fees become the vehicle by which our grants move through our community.


If you are part of an organization that would benefit from becoming a

501(c)3 nonprofit, consider joining under the OTCF umbrella.

No hassles, no applications, no filing and no waiting! We can help you manage your funds so you can focus on your mission .


Showcase of Community Projects

OTCF has awarded nearly 1.1 million dollars in grants

to projects in our Valley from various funds, donations and memberships 

This is powerful giving.

Whether you have a few dollars or thousands,

your gift will go far in supporting the causes you love. You can contribute to one of our charitable funds, or you can create a fund of your own.

Find out how the OTCF can help you find

the type of gift that's right for you.


A  Crown


The Historic Midwest Theater

was donated to the

Oregon Trail Community Foundation

in 1997 to be saved and preserved

for years to come

The Midwest 

in Scottsbluff

Oregon Trail


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Dedicated to improving the quality, vitality and safety of life in western Nebraska and eastern Wyoming.