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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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Five Things CACFF is Thankful For This Year

November 26, 2014

As another year-end quickly approaches, members of the CACFF are thankful for many things. However, here are five that stand out:


1. A spirit of giving 

The CACFF could not be what it is today without the invaluable support and belief of its donors. When our fund was first started in 2007, the primary goal was to grow a sizable unrestricted endowment that would create a stream of perpetual income for grantmaking back to our community. That endowment account has continued to grow and grow over the years thanks to the gifts of many faithful supporters, and now is generating income that is being used for grantmaking. The amount of grants we are able to give every year will continue to grow as we increase our endowment.


2. Growth in our community

The city of "Power and Progress" certainley lived up to its name this year. From passing a bond for the construction of a new high school, to the continued expansion of other capital projects such as a new YMCA and health department, to the plans for a new library, and much more, it's evident that our community is growing. The Columbus area is also attracting new workers and families to our community, many of whom are opening their own businesses, and getting involved in service. We are thankful for all who have chosen to call the Columbus area "home."


3. Unique collaboration 

As one of the founding members of the Columbus Area Philanthropy Council, CACFF is proud of this unique opportunity to work together with other non-profit charitable organizations in the community that are creating endowments and working together on projects that cultivate a "culture of giving" in our community. 


4. New additions to the CACFF

This year, CACFF gained its first official part-time coordinator, Amanda Polacek, as well as many new fund advisory committee members. We are thankful for all of these new additions and their committement to growing our fund and our community.


5. Things ahead

Perhaps the thing that's most to be thankful for this year, however, is what's ahead for CACFF. We have come quite a ways since our inception, and with the help and guidance of the Nebraska Community Foundation and other partners, are working on practicing "active hope" and cultivating the assets in our community in order to best affect change and growth for generations to come.


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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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