Grant Opportunities

The Fremont Area Community Foundation funds grants for civic improvement, health and recreation, social services, arts and culture, and educational purposes in Fremont, Nebraska, and surrounding communities. Grants are made from the earnings from the Foundation's Fremont Forever Fund, from the Lester A. Walker Fund, and from funds advised by particular donors. Grantees must be qualified charitable organizations and no grants are made to individuals except in the form of scholarships.

To apply for a grant, organizations must submit an application form with supporting documentation (different procedures are used for donor-advised funds.) The form provides complete instructions for submitting a grant application. The Grants Committee meets four times per year to review grant requests and make recommendations to the Foundation's Board of Directors for final approval.

The map shows the area where the Fremont Area Community Foundation generally provides grant funding which covers almost 3,000 square miles and includes the following zip codes:

Dodge County: 68025, 68026, 68664, 68063, 68072, 68044, 68031, 68649, 68057, 68621, 68633

Washington County: 68002, 68034, 68029, 68008, 68009, 68023, 68068

Burt County: 68038, 68020, 68045, 68061, 68019

Cuming County: 68788, 68791, 68716, 68004

Colfax County: 68629, 68641, 68643, 68601, 68659, 68661

Butler County: 68036

Douglas County: 68064, 68069

Saunders County: 68050, 68041, 68040, 68018, 68015, 68064, 68073, 68066, 68070, 68648

Grant requests that would benefit communities outside this area are considered on a individual basis.

News Headlines

  • Fremont High School students participating in the SkillsUSA organization are working with Rebuilding Together to construct ramps for area homeowners.

  • Dr. Temple Grandin believes that too much emphasis is placed on labeling children – and adults, for that matter.

  • Grant funds will help restore the top roofline balustrade and replace the east and south porch railings of the May Museum. Nearly $150,000 has been raised toward the $200,000 goal.