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The Kimmel Foundation supports innovative ideas that promise substantial improvements in the quality of community and rural life in Nebraska and Iowa.


The Kimmel Foundation provides funds to organizations in Nebraska and Iowa that are exempt from tax and classified as public charities by the Internal Revenue Service, giving highest priority to proposals for funding in five areas:
  • Education, particularly programs of broad impact in Art, Agriculture and Business;
  • Arts, including the improvement of art education, appreciation and exhibition;
  • Agriculture, notably the teaching and study of significant changes that have broad effects on agricultural practices, with emphasis on horticulture;
  • Human Services, including broad community improvements that emphasize partnerships among agencies and stakeholders, eliminate duplication, and improve the awareness of human services;
  • Humanities, with priority given to improvements in the teaching of the humanities including increased accessibility to underserved audiences.
Emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches, application of new research and organizational collaboration.

The Foundation supports ideas that provide leadership in a field, encourage matching grants of equal or greater size, and contribute substantially to an organizationís mission and service to its constituents.

Grants are made to qualified organizations in Nebraska and Iowa with emphasis placed on organizations located and operating within Nebraska City and Otoe County in Nebraska. Most grants are for program funding, with low priority given to general operating support. Inquiries should be made well before the beginning of a project.

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