To build a permanent endowment that creates and sustains innovative projects, services and opportunities that enhance the Norfolk area and make a positive impact on people’s lives.


The Norfolk Area Community Foundation Fund envisions a growing, thriving community where giving back is a priority and an ongoing process for all citizens.  A community where there is available funding for innovative projects, services, and opportunities that enhance the Norfolk area and make a difference in people’s lives.  


We believe in creating partnership in our community that foster teamwork, maximize our ability to fulfill our vision and create a culture of giving.

We believe in maintaining credibility as an organization by being fair, reliable and trustworthy in our interactions with donors, recipients and the community.

We believe in operating with integrity in our commitments to donors, partners and those in whom we invest by maintaining confidentiality, compliance with the law, and honoring donor intent.

We believe in treating all donors, recipients and community members with respect by taking into consideration the thoughts, feelings and life experiences of others and understanding that all people have value and worth.

Our Impact

Since 2013, NACFF’s unrestricted endowment has allowed us to reinvest over
back into the community to a variety of local projects and nonprofit organizations in the Norfolk area.



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Members of the Fund Advisory Committee

Emily Afrank
Tara Buell-Korth
Tracey Buettner
Chance Buss
Andrea Libengood
Lee Weander
Jon Hausmann
Jeff Hoffman
Austen Hagood
Tim Pearson
Andrew Steffensmeier
Leann Widhalm


Callan Collins

Honorary Fund Advisory Committee Members

Jim Bradford
Steve Busskohl
Brandon Day
Tammy Day
Bob Dudley
Jared Faltys
Joe Ferguson
Paula Pflueger
Pamela Handke
Betty Froehlich


*Unrestricted Endowment

A permanent account whose assets are invested to generate an ongoing source of income year after year. Investment earnings from the endowment are used to support community improvements and programs. The Fund Advisory Committee determines how the money generated from the endowment will be used to benefit the community now and in the future.

Northeast Nebraska Philanthropy Council Account

An account to support and promote philanthropy in Norfolk, Nebraska and its surrounding area through a collaboration of charitable organizations known as the “Northeast Nebraska Philanthropy Council”. Activities of the “Northeast Nebraska Philanthropy Council” include educating donors on local philanthropic opportunities, mutual support, training, collaboration and convening.

Liberty Centre Services Endowment

An endowment to support Liberty Centre Services, a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to help people recover from mental illness and become contributing members of society.

COVID-19 Response Account

The purpose of the account is to raise funds and make grants to local charities working to address the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Nebraska Community Foundation

The Norfolk Area Community Foundation Fund is an affiliated fund of Nebraska Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization. All contributions are tax-deductible.
The Nebraska Community Foundation (NCF) is the umbrella organization for more than 270 community foundations and funds in Nebraska. NCF provides a number of benefits to our foundation, including: 
  • Oversight to ensure all expenditures meet 501(c)3 requirements
  • Staff to assist with training, programming, planning, and more 
  • Donor counseling and gift planning 
  • Management and investment services for donated funds 
  • Legal, accounting, and audit services