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Our Mission

NWC Foundation cultivates strong relationships that inspire generational giving from our Northwest College community. With sound stewardship of resources, we support student scholarships, campus revitalization, and program innovation.

Our Vision

Inspiring advocacy and generosity to create a vibrant NWC campus and success for all students.

Our Story

A committed group of 30 community leaders make up the board of directors for the Northwest College Foundation. A staff of five manages the day-to-day affairs of the foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. You can view a list of board members here.


The organization was founded by Powell banker R.A. Nelson and incorporated on June 2, 1966. Its first priorities were acquiring land and raising funds for scholarships and capital construction projects. The first gift to the foundation was Nelson’s donation of 130 shares of Polaroid stock valued at $15,000.


Today, the Foundation focuses on producing ongoing revenue for the college from both fundraising activities and investment income on endowments which were valued at $49,135,053 million as of Dec. 31, 2022.

2022 Financial & Giving Snapshot


Learn more in our current and past Annual Reports

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