Earl and Maxine Claussen Trust

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Mission

Based on the preference in the trust, distributions shall be primarily used to benefit the Grand Island, Nebraska metropolitan area, but in the trustee's discretion other charitable purposes may also be supported.

Application deadlines

November 30

Program areas

Arts, culture, and humanities
Education
Environment, animals
Health
Human services
Public/society benefit
Religion

States served

Nebraska

Geographic limitations

There are no geographic limitations; however, the trust contains a preference for distributions to be used within the Grand Island, Nebraska metropolitan area, which the trustee defines as consisting of Hall, Merrick and Howard counties.

Trustees

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

The Earl and Maxine Claussen Trust contains a preference that distributions be used to benefit the Grand Island, Nebraska metropolitan area, so distributions are primarily used to support the metro area, but the trustee may exercise its discretion to support other charitable purposes.

Requirements

  • Grantees must be qualified as public charities under IRC section 501(c)(3).
  • Applications must be submitted through the online grant application form or alternative accessible application designed for assistive technology users.

Grantmaking priorities

Preference may be given to requests for the following:

  • Organizations operating in the Grand Island, Nebraska metropolitan area, which consists of Hall, Merrick and Howard counties.
  • Organizations that benefit the residents of the Grand Island, Nebraska metropolitan area.

Average giving

Average grant size: $1,000 to $5,000
Average number of grants per year: 8
Average total giving per year: $27,000

Application period and deadlines

Applications are accepted year-round. Applications must be submitted by November 30 to be reviewed at the grant meeting that occurs in December.

Communications

Applicants will receive an automated email confirming their submission.

Required agreements and reports

Periodic progress reports and final reports may be required for funded projects.

About the Foundation

The Earl and Maxine Claussen Trust was established in 1984 pursuant to the Last Will and Testament of Earl Elmer Claussen. It was Mr. Claussen’s desire to assist the residents of the Grand Island, Nebraska metropolitan area, which includes Hall, Merrick and Howard counties.