Gage County Foundation

Category: Community/Economic Development

This Year's Project: Community Support and Big Give

About Our Organization

The Gage County Foundation exists for the purpose of raising and providing funds for the benefit of Gage County non-profit organizations engaged in the pursuit of serving the educational, cultural, recreational, historical, health and all meaningful needs of our Gage County Citizens. 

The Gage County Foundation is a vehicle for people of all means to make a lasting difference in the community causes they care about. The central purpose the Gage County Foundation is to serve the needs and philanthropic aims of donors who wish to better their community, now and in the future. We do this by providing donors with flexible, efficient, and tax-effective ways to ensure their charitable giving achieves the greatest possible impact. The concept of the Foundation is as ingenious as it is simple - it is a means to build substantial endowment funds for our community through contributions large and small. Because the contributions are endowed, they are never spent. Instead, they are permanently invested to produce income. The income earned is then used to help meet the community's charitable needs, according to YOUR donor interests and the current needs and opportunities in the community. So gifts to the Gage County Foundation continue to benefit our community forever. This is philanthropy in its broadest sense.

Current Project: Community Support and Big Give

The Gage County Foundation is proud to serve our county in many capacities.  Our foundation funds the marketing to make the Big Give Gage County happen each year.  This past year, we have helped with the Trail Depot which provided parking and restrooms for guests using the trail system in Gage County and has donated funds to bring the new Food Pantry to life.  We are so excited to be able to help with these and various projects in our area.  A goal for 2023 is to hire our first paid position for the foundation to help the foundation grow and serve our county on a whole new level.  

Past Projects

  • Foundation 2022

    Project Details

    The Gage County Foundation assists projecs throughout Gage County each year.  In 2022, one of the projects we assisted in funding was Trailhead Park which is located near Dempsters and will providing parking and restrooms for those using the trails.  The foundation is fudraising to continue to benefit our communtiy and to complete projects in future years. 


  • Walking Trail Additions

    Project Details

    Gage County Foundation is proud to work with the City of Beatrice to complete updates as part of the walking trail.  This project will assist with funding bathrooms and a parking lot near the old Dempster's building.  We are excited to help add this much needed ammenity to those using the trails in our county.   

  • Support Gage County

    Project Details

    Gage County Foundation awarded almost $40,000 in grants  in 2020 to assist various projects in Gage County. We are a proud sponsor of Big Give Gage County in 2019 and 2020 and strive to make Gage County a better place to live.  Our goal is to increase the number of projects we are able to fund in the upcoming year.  Some 2020 funded projects include the Beatrice Backpack Program, Beatrice Area Chamber, Adut and Teen Challenge, and the Wymore Food Pantry.  

  • Supporting Local Communities

    Project Details

    Since its inception in 1981, the Gage County Foundation has funded grants of over $730,000 to worthwhile projects in Gage County. The goal of the Foundation is to coordinate the various sources of support available in Gage County in an effort to make these funds available for worthwhile causes. Every year, grants requests total close to $30,000, and the Gage County Foundation is only able to fund 60% of those requests. The Gage County Foundation seeks to raise funds to add to their exsisting Endowment Account, which will allow 100% of area grant requests to be filled. 

$5,685 Raised of $10,000 goal
$0 $10,000
58 Donors
Gage County Foundation

1025 N. 6th Street, Suite 2
Beatrice, NE 68310

(402) 228-8900

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