Since 1980, over $20 million from grants, donor-advised funds, scholarships and other funds has been awarded from the Fremont Area Community Foundation. Listed below are some of our recent competitive grants:
Grants Awarded in 2017
The Bridge - $1,500 mini-grant for the Dodge County Collaborative Team Community Resource Fair
Boy Scout Troop #109 - $2,000 to construct pitching bullpens on NightHawks Field
Catz Angels Rescue Effort (CARE) - $10,000 for a Trap/Spay-Neuter/Release/Adopt program to address the area's feral cat population
Cornbelt Diabetes Connection, Inc. - $1,000 to support free screenings provided by the Mobile Diabetes Center
The Digg-Site Productions - $5,000 for its “Film It" summer documentary film workshops for area youth.
Dodge American Legion Post #122 - $1,500 mini-grant to use for replacement of the air conditioner in the Veterans Club
ESU #2 - $5,000 for the "All Minds Matter" workshop held at Midland University featuring Liz Murray
Fremont Band Boosters - $1,500 mini-grant for their 2017 band trip
Fremont Creative Collective - $8,000 for a community study regarding potential development of technological, entrepreneurial and artistic endeavors
Friends of the Vietnam Veterans Perpetual Living Memorial - $1,500 to produce music CDs of Vietnam-era songs. The CDs will be sold, with proceeds benefiting the Vietnam Veterans Perpetual Living Memorial in Clemmons Park.
FPS Encore Campaign Committee - $60,000 to help renovate the Fremont High School's Nell McPherson Theatre
Fremont Public Schools Foundation - $10,000 for a mobile digital display board and updated sound system for Appleget Field
Fremont Public Schools Foundation - $7,500 in mini-grants for world traveler Dean Jacobs' writing workshops at Bell Field, Milliken Park, Howard, Grant, Washington and Clarmar Elementary Schools.
Keep Fremont Beautiful - $1,500 mini-grant for their Continuous Community Education Project
Logan-View Elementary School - $1,500 for writing workshop with world traveler Dean Jacobs
MainStreet of Fremont - $3,500 for a temporary pop-up park in downtown Fremont
The Merrymakers Association - $3,360 for monthly professional music entertainment at three area senior care facilities
Metropolitan Community College - $25,000 for Fremont Area Diesel Academy tools
Midland University - $60,000 for capital improvements in the dining hall and student commons
Omaha Area Youth Orchestra - $1,500 mini-grant for their In-School Music Enrichment and Equitable Access! program
Patriotic Productions - $8,100 to support the Nebraska Vietnam Combat Veterans Flight to Washington, D.C.
R.E.S.P.E.C.T. 2 - $4,250 for ten anti-bullying educational theater programs for Fremont students
Salem Lutheran Church - $10,000 to help establish the Fremont Area Handbell Ensemble
VFW Post #8597, Dodge, NE - $1,500 mini-grant for landscaping at the Veterans Memory Park
West Point Community Foundation - $10,000 for their recreational trails project
Grants Awarded in 2016
Archbishop Bergan Catholic School - $1,500 to provide CPR, AED and First Aid Training for staff members.
City of North Bend - $2,500 to support the replacement of the park shelter.
Dodge County 4-H Foundation - $10,000 for the expansion and improvement of the livestock pavilion and restrooms at the Dodge County Fairgrounds.
Fremont Area Art Association - $28,000 toward the purchase of the adjacent Rump Building, which will be renovated for classroom/studio space.
Fremont Avenue of Flags - $10,000 for a flag storage trailer.
Autism Action Partnership - $3,250 to support the "Circle of Friends Program" at Fremont Public Schools.
Fremont Soccer Club - $1,500 for a scholarship fund to help local youth in need afford participation in the club.
Care Corps - $43,400 to assist in providing skilled case management services for homelessness prevention.
Dodge County Historical Society - $50,000 toward the "Restore the Top" Roofline Balustrade Project.
Fremont Area Safety and Security Alliance - $4,000 toward safety and security training for area organizations.
Good Neighbor Community Health Center - $46,634 toward the Fremont Dental Health facility expansion.
Lutheran Family Services - $22,220 toward the “Building Bridges Out of Poverty” in Fremont program.
Midland University - $30,000 for updating technology; SMARTBoards and notebooks, for the Education Department and Teacher Education Program.
Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership - $1,500 for the redesign of the NENCAP website.
Prague Improvement and Maintenance Project - $10,000 to assist with replacing park equipment.
Rebuilding Together Greater Fremont Area - $20,000 toward the construction of home accessibility ramps.
The Bridge - $5,400 to replace the organization’s phone system.
Three Rivers Public Health Department - $1,500 for training at the 2016 National Behavioral Health Conference.
Uniquely Yours Stability Support - $6,500 to assist with the Financial Support Services Program.
Washington County Friends of the Fair - $15,000 for the renovation of the restrooms in the community building at the Washington County Fairgrounds.
Grants Awarded in 2015
Arlington Public Schools - $1,500 for CPR training mannequins from the American Heart Association.
Boy Scouts/Mid-America Council - $2,500 to support the Fremont Area Scoutreach Program
City of Fremont - $6,000 for body cameras for Fremont Police Department.
Digg Site Productions - $10,000 for expansion of the organization’s Fremont/Eastern NE Film Commission Office and its "Film It: The World Inside and Out" accredited summer film documentary workshop for area high school students.
Dodge American Legion - $7,500 to support the Veterans' Memorial Park project in Dodge, NE.
ESU #2 - $10,000 for the "All Minds Matter" workshop to be held at Midland University featuring Temple Grandin
First Congregational Church - $2,000 for a Zoll AED plus defibrillator.
Fremont Area United Way - $10,000 to support a "Bridges Out of Poverty" Two-Day Community Workshop.
Fremont Rotary Club - $1,000 toward the organizations’ annual Outstanding Teacher Award.
Fresh Hope - $500 to help establish a Fresh Hope chapter in Fremont.
Hope Center for Kids - $10,000 for renovations for the new home of The Hope Center for Kids in Fremont.
Joseph's Coat - $9,000 to support the establishment of a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
Main Street Fremont/Friends of the Pathfinder Hotel - $5,000 for the Pathfinder Hotel Monument that will be located in the City of Fremont park across the street from the hotel site.
Nebraska English/Language Arts Council - $500 to support the publishing of the second edition of "Guide to Nebraska Authors."
Radio Talking Book Service - $7,500 for Barix box technology, which will provide the Radio Talking Book Service to visually impaired individuals at nursing homes in the Fremont area.
Rebuilding Together, Greater Fremont Area - $10,000 for toward the purchase a Volunteer Project Trailer that is outfitted with tools and construction supplies for use by volunteers; $5,000 for a North Bend branch office expansion.
St. Wenceslaus Catholic School - $1,000 to update the automated library system at the school in Dodge.
Grants Awarded in 2014
Fremont Family YMCA - $100,000 grant toward the construction of the Sid and Hazel Dillon Aquatic Center.
Digg Site Productions, Inc. - $15,162 for its “Film It: The World Inside and Out” project, which includes summer documentary film workshops for area youth interested in filmmaking.
Village of Cedar Bluffs - $5,000 grant toward the construction of a new playground in the city park.
Uehling Area Foundation - $7,500 toward the installation of a new digital sign on Highway 77.
Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska - $2,500 toward the costs of providing the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to Girl Scouts at Camp Crossed Arrows.
Orchestra Omaha - $2,000 from the Lester A. Walker Fund for its “Carmina at the Holland” project. This provided an educational opportunity for Fremont musicians to perform at the Holland Performing Arts Center with students from other area schools.
Fremont Public Schools Foundation - $7,000 toward the “Project Fit America” initiative at Milliken Park Elementary School.
Fremont Public Schools - $25,000 for the enhancement of existing playgrounds to meet the safety and compliance requirements for three new preschool classrooms.
Fremont Area Habitat for Humanity - $20,000 grant from the Lester A. Walker Fund for the “All Under One Roof” campaign. The building provides a centralized location for the Habitat Homestore, administrative offices and construction area.