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Grants Awarded

Grants Issued in Fiscal Year 2021

The Merrick Foundation's grant making programs give donors and organizations the opportunity to finance projects and programs which will enhance the quality of life for residents in Merrick County, Nebraska.  The Grant Committee meets quarterly to review and recommend funding allocations to qualified organizations.  Grant applications will be due January 2nd, April 1st, July 1st and October 1st.   Grant requests in excess of $10,000 will only be reviewed in July and October.  Grants issued in this fiscal year include:

 


January 2021

  • Central City Boy Scouts

    The funds awarded from this grant go towards the Boy Scouts re-chartering fees which allows other fundraising efforts to go towards activities and camping fees.

  • Central City Chamber of Commerce

    The funds awarded from this grant assist with operating costs as well as fees associated with the Bison Bucks program.

  • Central City Cub Scouts

    The funds awarded from this grant go towards the Cub Scouts re-chartering fees which allows other fundraising efforts to go towards activities and camping fees.

  • Central City Sportsman's Club

    The funds awarded from this grant assist with some of the purchase price of the previously leased location. Owning a permanent location enhances the Club's objectives of providing an atmosphere conducive to safe firearm sporting participation.

  • High Plains Community Schools

    The funds awarded from this grant will assist with some of the cost of the Missoula Summer Program which benefits approximately 60 students at High Plains.

  • Merrick County Historical Museum

    The funds awarded from this grant will assist with costs of the base and foundation of the new mural. This special block base has to be installed in the floor of the new building in order to hold the weight of the mural itself.

  • Merrymakers Association

    A grant was issued to help with the cost of providing interactive professional musical performances which can help brighten the lives of seniors in three nursing homes in Central City.

  • Midland Area Agency on Aging

    A grant was issued to help with lifeline services, which is a program for seniors across Merrick County. Lifeline services allow clients to summon help when they need it all while assuring families that someone is available to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • Palmer Child Care

    A grant was awarded to Palmer Child Care, which is the first ever free-standing daycare in the history of Palmer. The current capacity is 28 children, ages six weeks to four years of age.


April 2021

  • American Legion Baseball

    This grant will help offset some of the costs associated with the Central City baseball program for kids 13-18 years of age.

  • Central City Junior Wrestling

    This grant was awarded to help with the costs of providing singlets to between 80-100 kids that take part in the Junior Wrestling program each year.

  • Clarks Public Library

    This grant will cover the costs of the summer reading program that is offered to youth in Clarks. Two children's authors will be coming to Clarks to present their books, in addition to the Edgerton Explorit Program making a visit from Aurora.

  • Palmer Cub Scouts

    The funds awarded from this grant go towards the Cub Scouts re-chartering fees which allows other fundraising efforts to go towards activities and camping fees.

  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes

    This grant was awarded to help with the cost of students from Central City & Nebraska Christian attending an FCA leadership camp at the University of Nebraska later this summer.

  • Riverside Park Association

    This grant was awarded to help with half of the costs associated with needed improvements and painting to be done at Riverside Dance Pavilion.

  • Twin River Legion Baseball Program

    This grant will help offset the costs associated with the Jr/Sr Baseball program in Silver Creek.

  • VFW Post #4832

    This grant was provided to the VFW in Clarks for the purpose of providing half of the funding needed to repair the back store room, as well as replace broken and outdated coolers.


July 2021

  • Bison After School Program

    This grant was awarded to help offset costs associated with building rent and para support for the Bison After School program which serves approximately 45-50 third, fourth, fifth and sixth graders in Central City.

  • Clarks Housing Authority

    This grant was awarded so that a patio set could be purchased for the Clarks Villa Apartments.

  • GRACE Cancer Foundation

    This grant was awarded to help with the cost of gas and grocery gift cards for Merrick County residents undergoing cancer treatment.

  • Silver Creek Township Library

    This grant was issued to assist with funding needed for updated library shelving.

  • Silver Creek Cemetery Association

    This grant was awarded as a matching grant with the intent to help with ongoing cemetery maintenance.

  • Stampede Softball

    This grant was awarded to help with the purchase of uniform tops and softball equipment for the Stampede Softball program which includes girls ages 6-18.

Our Impact

  • Community Grants Awarded

    $91,009

  • Scholarships Awarded

    $130,872

  • Donations Received

    $1,516,402

  • Total Funds Distributed

    $928,034

  • Funds Managed for Others

    $2,095,389

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