Hamilton Community Foundation Grant

Hamilton Community Foundation ( Aurora, NE )

Grant amount: US $100 - US $43,000

Next deadline: Oct 15, 2018

Later deadlines: Jan 15, 2019, Apr 15, 2019, Jul 15, 2019

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Hamilton County, Nebraska

Location of residency: United States

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Hamilton Community Foundation Grant

The Hamilton Community Foundation is a public foundation which is considered a 501 (c) (3) organization under the Internal Revenue Code. This designation allows taxpayers to deduct from their taxable income as a charitable deduction, amounts given to the Hamilton Community Foundation that are within the limitations of the Internal Revenue Code. In this way, contributions to the Hamilton Community Foundation are beneficial to the contributor as well as to the inhabitants of HamiltonCounty, 

Contributions to the Hamilton Community Foundation can be in many forms. Cash is the most common form, but also, securities such as stocks and bonds, life insurance contracts, real estate, or personal property may be contributed. Contributions of appreciated assets can provide substantial tax advantages for the contributor. Contributors should seek competent tax counsel regarding deductibility of contributions.

To receive, administer and disburse funds for such charitable or educational purposes as will, in the discretion of the Board of Directors, make for the mental, moral, intellectual, and physical improvement, assistance and relief of the inhabitants of Hamilton County, Nebraska, regardless of race, color or creed. Effort is made to solicit and support charitable projects and organizations throughout all areas of Hamilton County.

Without limiting or restricting the forgoing paragraph but rather as an enlargement and extension thereof, the Foundation will consider grants for the following purposes:

  • For assisting charitable institutions (including educational institutions not operating for profit) whether supported by private donation or by public taxation. 
  • For the care of children and care of sick, aged and helpless. 
  • For providing facilities for recreation. 
  • For the encouragement of sanitation and measures for the prevention or suppression of disease.

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  • Ordinarily, the Committee considers requests only from organizations which have operated successfully for at least one year, and demonstrated their ability to enlist financial support from the public.
  • We prefer organizations with a tax exempt status under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.


  • Preference is given to grant requests that have the following characteristics:
    • Offer a broad benefit to the greatest number of Hamilton County residents. 
    • Funding for the project is limited or unavailable from other sources. (i.e. taxation, budget, etc.) .
    • Request has a “direct” impact on the lives of Hamilton County residents. (i.e. tutoring, care for disadvantaged, seniors and children, etc.).


  • Generally, the Foundation does not provide funds to pay normal operating expenses.
  • Routine maintenance such as painting, roof repair, and routine building repairs necessitated by wear and tear or neglect are considered to be a part of operating expense, and therefore not eligible for Foundation grants.
    • However, consideration may be given to grant requests for repairs that are prompted by unusual and unforeseen circumstances.
    • Consideration will be given on a per case basis.
  • As a general rule, the Foundation does not grant funds to municipal agencies or departments supported by taxation, except that funds are sometimes grant to finance surveys or studies, fund demonstration or pilot projects, or to match grants of other donors, including governmental agencies.
    • Grant requests from support organizations for the benefit of municipalities or schools will generally be considered at no more than a 50% match.
  • Generally speaking, the Committee does not grant funds to public school systems or municipalities if that request appears to a usual part of the curriculum and/or the budget and can be budgeted as such.
    • Exceptions may be considered on a per case basis.

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