Nebraska Farmers Union Foundation

The Nebraska Farmers Union Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax deductible non-profit organization.
Its primary focus is to help the Nebraska Farmers Union provide a wide range of educational services to family farmers, ranchers, and their rural communities.

NeFU Foundation Board of Directors


Jeff Kirkpatrick, President
Sally Herrin, Vice President
John Hansen, Secretary
Al Davis
Jeffery Downing
Paul Poppe
Ron Todd Meyer

Help NeFU Foundation Support the Nebraska Rural Response Hotline


The Nebraska Rural Response Hotline is the longest continuously serving Farm Crisis Hotline in the nation, originally starting in 1984 to help farmers, ranchers, and members of the rural community in their time of need. Help is just a phone call away: 800-464-0258.

The Hotline provides a wide range of services including food, financial and bookkeeping assistance, legal counseling and services, and free $75 per hour mental health vouchers with an ag knowledgeable professional counselor.

Nebraska Farmers Union is a founding organizer of the Rural Response Council made up of farm and church representatives that sponsors and oversees the Hotline. NeFU Vice President Vern Jantzen Chairs and NeFU President John Hansen is Secretary of the Council. The NeFU Foundation is a committed longtime financial supporter. You can donate through the PayPal link below, or you donate via mail: 1305 Plum Street, Lincoln, NE 68502. Thanks for caring.

Nebraska Farmers Union Foundation

1305 Plum Street

Lincoln, NE 68502

If you want to make contributions in some other manner, contact the office at (402) 476-8815, or email accounting@nebraskafarmersunion.org.

Gifts and donations to the NeFU Foundation are tax deductible


The Nebraska Farmers Union Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax deductible non-profit organization. Its primary focus is to help the Nebraska Farmers Union provide a wide range of educational services to family farmers, ranchers, and their rural communities.

    • Gifts and donation to the NeFU Foundation are tax deductible.

    • The NeFU Foundation serves as the fiscal agent for many of the grants administered by the NeFU.

    • Unless designated for a specific purpose, gifts and donations to the NeFU Foundation are kept in principle with the interest used to support educational activities.

    • Celebrate the life of your loved one by sending NeFU Foundation a memorial gift in their name. Gift the gift that will help Farmers Union serve family farm and ranch agriculture for generations to come. Use the link below!

NeFU Foundation Donations

Give the Gift that Keeps on Giving Year after Year

A gift to the NeFU Education Foundation is an investment in life-long educational opportunities for farm and ranch families of all ages. It is a gift that keeps on giving in your memory to your organization year after year. Please remember to use the NeFU Foundation as your designated memorial.

"The Farmers Union Way" by Jeff Kirkpatrick, President Nebraska Farmers Union Foundation

Just as dying plants and leaves enrich the soil and rebuild its fertility, the strength of Farmers Union rests on those who have come before. It was their planning and work and unity which created Farmers Union, and defended family farmers for generations. They built coops, educated their youth and their neighbors, worked for a good farm policy, and enjoyed the fellowship of their fellow members. They made an indelible mark on our generation and our nation and as long as we carry on their work, they live on.

Celebrate the life of your loved one by sending NeFU Foundation a memorial gift in their name. Gift the gift that will help Farmers Union serve family farm and ranch agriculture for generations to come. Use the link below! For more information, contact John Hansen at (402) 476-8815.