Lyons Community Foundation

The Lyons Community Foundation was founded in 1990 for the following purposes: To receive, administer, and disburse funds for such charitable or educational purposes as will, in the discretion of the Board of Directors, make for the mental, moral, intellectual, and physical improvement, assistance and relief primarily of the inhabitants of Nebraska, and of the Lyons community therein and, where such funds are substantially for such purposes incidental grants may be made anywhere in the United States all being regardless of race, color or creed; and without in any way limiting or restricting the foregoing, but rather in enlargement and extension thereof, for the following purposes: 

(a) For assisting charitable institutions (including education institutions not operated for profit) whether supported by private donations or public taxation.

(b) For promoting scientific research along lines for the alleviation of human suffering.

(c) For the care of the sick, aged, and helpless.

(d) For the care of children.

(e) For aiding in the reformation of (1) victims of narcotics, drugs, and liquors; (2) released inmates of penal and reformatory institutions; and (3) wayward and delinquent persons.

(f) For the improvement of living and working conditions.

(g) For providing facilities for recreation. 

(h) For the encouragement of social and domestic hygiene.

(i) For the encouragement of sanitation and measures for the prevention of disease. 

(j) To perform such services in place of or in addition to financial assistance that will be beneficial to the above purposes providing such services are performed within a limited time.

The funds that the Lyons Community Foundation manages include:

  • Lyons-Decatur Northeast Scholarships
  • Kirk1 Scholarship
  • Sandra Posvar Scholarship
  • Robert-Hilt Memorial Scholarship
  • Myron Schoch Scholarship
  • Normil Foundation Scholarship
  • Megan Cameron Memorial Scholarship
  • Lyons Property Development
  • Library Endowment
  • Junior Golf Fund
  • Cemetery Fund
  • Pool Fund

If you would like to make a donation, they can be made in-person or mailed to First Northeast Bank of Nebraska at P.O. Box 9, Lyons, NE 68038. 

If you would like to apply for a grant, please fill out a Grant Application and it will be considered at the next Lyons Community Foundation meeting.