OTCF has awarded nearly 7 million dollars in grants to projects in our Valley from various funds, donations and memberships. As a community foundation, we hold multiple funds with specified purposes. Some of those funds are focused on a priority area as defined by a donor,
other are in response to community needs, and others are for individual scholarships.
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BASIC ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES FOR GRANT REQUESTS
Applicants must be a public, tax-exempt organization as defined by Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, OR working with a 501(c)(3) fiscal agent who can receive funds on your behalf.
The Oregon Trail Community Foundation does not make grants in support of individuals, for political campaigns or lobbying efforts, for new small businesses established for personal gain or profit, to support annual fund drives, capital campaigns, to fund an agency’s deficit or endowment, or for the direct support of religious activities. Secular activities provided by religious organizations may be eligible for grant funds.
PLEASE NOTE: 8 copies of the Grant Application (one of which is the master copy, including required documents -see grant information for more detail) and 1 DIGITAL COPY email to us at are required for each grant submitted. Please see additional instructions on the Grant Cover Sheet.
Grant Deadlines: February 1 June 1 October 1
Total Grants to date for 2020: $ 44,820.44
Bridgeport Library - $2,500
Bridgeport / City of (Tennis Court Project) - $2,500
Community Christian (Drinking Fountain) - $1,000
Old West Balloon Fest - $6,000
Regional West Foundation - $30,000
Scotts Bluff Celtic Gathering - $2,000
Scotts Bluff County Volunteer Center - Meals on Wheels program (new coolers) $820.44