Ak-Sar-Ben Community Grants


Community Grants from Ak-Sar-Ben are funded by the Ak-Sar-Ben Friends membership organization. Applications are open to 501(c)(3) organizations within the region and typically are within the $500 to $1,000 range.

The Ak-Sar-Ben Friends award a minimum of $5,000 each year in Community Grant money. The matching-fund grants are to be used for support by any 501(c)(3) organization which strives to improve their community in Nebraska and western Iowa.

Grants are awarded based on demonstration of emerging community need, the goals and objectives addressed in the community’s need, the capacity to implement the proposed project, and the proposed results of the project.

Grant applications must be sponsored and approved by an Ak-Sar-Ben Friends Ambassador.

Your Wayne County Ambassador is JoAnn McKenzie  402-369-0804 Email:  jmckenzie@thewaynecountyfair.com

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