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Grants to improve the Quality of Life in Merrick County (Nebraska)


The Merrick Foundation offers a discretionary grant program for projects, programs and events that improve the quality of life in Merrick County.

Donor Name: Merrick Foundation

State: Nebraska

County: Merrick County (NE)

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline: 07/01/2023

Size of the Grant: $10,000



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 works to review and recommend funding allocations to qualified organizations.

Funding Information

Discretionary grants are typically less than $10,000, but the Board of Directors reserves the right to make exceptions which will allow flexibility to address emerging needs. Grants awarded above $5,000 will, in most cases, require matching funds dollar for dollar.

Eligibility Criteria 

  • The organization must serve Merrick County residents
  • Organizations with tax exempt status, governmental agencies for public purposes deemed to be an effective way to address a priority area, or those who have an agency fund within the Merrick Foundation will be given funding preference
  • The event or program must take place in the future. Merrick Foundation will not fund projects that have already been completed. Merrick Foundation will consider funding for projects currently in progress
  • Merrick Foundation will not make grants to individuals (beyond funding for school trips), for religious purposes, for political purposes, to organizations that operate for a profit, social clubs, labor organizations or tax supported institutions
  • The Foundation will not consider more than one application from the same organization within a 12 month period

Preference will be given to:

  • Organizations demonstrating broad community support for their proposed programs
  • Programs that have a long term impact on residents and/or the physical environment in the Merrick County area
  • Programs that have meaningful, reasonable and measurable outcomes
  • Requests that will strengthen and enhance community assets
  • Organizations and programs that attract additional funding in addition to those that utilize partnerships and/or collaborations.

For more information, visit Merrick Foundation.

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