Contact CAFF:

402-606-6783
director@columbusareafuturefund.org

P.O. Box 1734
Columbus, NE 68602

The Columbus Area Future Fund is an affiliated fund of the Nebraska Community Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 charitable non-profit corporation. 

The Columbus Area Future Fund is a founding member of the Columbus Area Philanthropy Council.

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February 26, 2019

The Columbus Area Future Fund has announced five projects to be awarded up to $1,000 each in grants for the 2019 Youth Philanthropy Contest. And these projects contain many youth of all ages from our community striving to make a difference.

Project 1 - Rockin' for the R...

February 13, 2019

The Columbus Area Future Fund is partnering with the Columbus Police Department and their Cash for Canine campaign that aims to bring a police dog to Columbus.

With the Future Fund providing the funnel for all fund-raised money for this campaign, the Fund has continued...

January 30, 2019

The Columbus Area Future Fund had the privilege of giving out two grants recently to our community.

The Future Fund was able to provide a $5,000 grant to Centro Hispano's Micro Business and Development Program. Their mission is to provide the necessary tools to promote...

January 15, 2019

The application process is open! To receive an application, contact Eve Ortmeier at director@columbusareafuturefund.org. Applications are due to Eve by February 15, 2019 by 5 p.m.

Winners will receive up to $1,000 and a community mentor to help them implement their pro...

January 2, 2019

The Columbus Area Future Fund has reached an exciting time! They will now be the driving force for the Columbus Area Philanthropy Council.

The Council was founded in 2008. The group is made up of Columbus area nonprofit representatives with the goal of discussing with e...

September 7, 2018

The Columbus Area Chamber's premier event of the fall returns as the 18th annual Taste of Columbus will be Sunday, October 7th at Ramada-Columbus.

Taste of Columbus this year will raise money to support the Columbus Area Future Fund along with the Chamber of Commerce. T...

November 9, 2017

Take a peek at how the Columbus Area Future Fund is collaborating with the Nebraska Community Foundation and other affiliated funds across the state to build strong, vibrant communities for years to come.

August 31, 2017

CAFF priorities met: Engaging Youth and Young People

Columbus Area Future Fund has awarded a $30,000 matching grant to Scotus Central Catholic for the development of a STEAM Lab (science technology engineering arts math). Scotus’ fundraising for the project includes a d...

July 31, 2017

CAFF priorities met: Engaging Youth and Young People

Platte County faces alarming statistics when it comes to suicide rates; 43% of suicides in  Northeast Nebraska take place in Platte County. The Northeast Nebraska Suicide Prevention Coalition, a 501c(3) organization,...

July 29, 2017

CAFF priorities met: Engaging Youth and Young People

The Columbus Public School Foundation has been awarded a $30,000 grant from the Columbus Area Future Fund for a STEM on the Go program.

Funds will be used to create a mobile learning lab to engage and educate area scho...

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The Columbus Area Future Fund (formerly Columbus Area Community Foundation Fund) is an affiliated fund of the Nebraska Community Foundation and strives to build a community endowment to promote local leadership development, entrepreneurship, youth engagement and community philanthropy.  Your gift will be used to advance those efforts and ensure dollars are available locally for use in determining our region’s future.

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