Grants

Grants in Support of Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in 2015

Asian Community and Cultural Center

Amount
$25,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

For general-operating support for this cultural center dedicated to serving the needs of Lincoln’s Asian community

Boys and Girls Clubs of Lincoln Lancaster County

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

For general-operating support as the organization renovates and expands its location at Park Middle School

Bridge Behavioral Health, Inc.

Amount
$25,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

First payment of a two-year $40,000 grant to add a new Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor position at this center specializing in treatment of alcoholism and drug addiction

Center for Legal Immigration Assistance

Amount
$50,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

To increase staffing at this organization that provides affordable legal services to immigrants and refugees in the Lincoln area

Center for Rural Affairs

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

In support of civic-engagement work among Latinos in Nebraska and development of town-hall forums in the Lincoln area

CenterPointe, Inc.

Amount
$8,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

For continued support of a Development Associate position for this organization helping homeless and low-income people with mental-health and substance-abuse issues

Common Cause Education Fund (Nebraska)

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

Final payment of a two-year $40,000 grant to support the general operations of this watchdog organization in Nebraska that works to keep government accountable to all citizens

Community CROPS

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

To support strategic planning for this organization that works to help the community grow and enjoy healthy, local food

Community Development Resources (CDR)

Amount
$100,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

Pass-through support for start-up costs to create a new low-income federal credit union in Lincoln

Disability Rights Nebraska

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

To assist production of an Inclusive Education Advocacy Institute, a workshop to promote inclusive education for all children in preschool through middle school

El Centro de las Americas

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

Final payment of a two-year $25,000 grant for family support services of this cultural center serving Lincoln’s Hispanic/Latino population and the community

Family Health Services

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

In support of a program providing long-term reversible contraception for low-income women at the agency’s Lincoln clinic

Food Bank of Lincoln, Inc.

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

First payment of a two-year $40,000 grant to support markets providing nonperishable foods, baked goods and fresh produce at two Lincoln high schools

Foundation for Lincoln City Libraries

Amount
$18,000
Grants in Support of
Miscellaneous, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

For the addition of a staff position for this organization that supports Lincoln’s public libraries

Friends of the Haymarket Theatre

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

For general-operating and staffing support of this organization providing live theater and youth performing arts education programs

Friends of Woods Tennis, Inc.

Amount
$200,000
Grants in Support of
Miscellaneous, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

Toward its capital campaign to replace the “bubbles” at Woods Park with a permanent indoor tennis facility

Good Neighbor Community Center

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

Final payment of a two-year $40,000 grant to support the MENA Hope Project to help Lincoln’s immigrants and refugees from the Middle East and North Africa

Hear Nebraska

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

Second-year general-operating support for this organization supporting live music and culture in Lincoln and across Nebraska

Heartland Big Brothers Big Sisters

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

Second-year support of an intensive mentoring program for 3rd-, 4th- and 5th-grade students at two Lincoln schools

Legal Aid of Nebraska

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

Final payment of a three-year $50,000 grant for a new Access to Justice Self-Help Center in downtown Lincoln to be staffed by Legal Aid attorneys and open three afternoons a week

Lincoln and Lancaster County Child Guidance Center, Inc.

Amount
$45,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

For the addition of a full-time therapist for this organization that provides child-centered, family-focused mental health services

Lincoln Community Playhouse, Inc.

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

Continued general-operating support for outreach and education

Lincoln Housing Charities (Expanding Horizons)

Amount
$5,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

Second-year support of Expanding Horizons, a summer enrichment program for children in Lincoln’s Air Park neighborhood

Lincoln Lancaster County Child Advocacy Center

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

First payment of a two-year $30,000 grant to support a new Training and Prevention Director position for this agency that provides a safe, neutral location for conducting forensic interviews of victims of child abuse

Lincoln Orchestra Association

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

In support of a partnership providing tickets and education for families in the Lincoln Public Schools’ Family Literacy Program attending the Orchestra’s two Family Concerts in the 2015-16 season

Lincoln Public Schools (Community LINKS programs)

Amount
$32,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

First payment of a three-year $220,000 grant in support of Community LINKS, a collaboration of student services provided by community organizations, teachers and staff members to help Lincoln High School freshmen and sophomores at risk of dropping out

Lincoln Public Schools (Family Literacy Program)

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

Final payment of a three-year $30,000 grant in support of the Family Literacy Program, which integrates literacy training for parents with their children’s LPS education

Lux Center for the Arts

Amount
$25,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

First payment of a two-year $50,000 grant in support of an Operations Manager for this arts center

Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA)

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

For production of Video Profiles of Nebraska Artists, a project to profile Nebraska artists and incorporate the videos into the statewide fine arts teaching standards for K-12 students

Nebraska Children and Families Foundation

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

Second-year support of Project Everlast, a program helping Lincoln invest resources strategically for teens about to age out of foster care

Nebraska Jazz Orchestra, Inc.

Amount
$7,500
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

In support of the Jazz Orchestra’s upcoming 40th anniversary season

Nebraskans for Civic Reform

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

Final payment of a two-year $40,000 grant toward a new position focusing on protecting voting rights for all Nebraskans

Nonprofit Hub Foundation

Amount
$35,000
Grants in Support of
Miscellaneous, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

Toward development of a co-working space for nonprofit organizations in downtown Lincoln

Northeast Family Resource Center

Amount
$5,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

Support for the organization’s Academy of Rock concert series and festival

OpenSky Policy Institute

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

For general-operating expenses of this organization working to expand economic opportunity for all Nebraskans by promoting public discussion and informed action through research, analysis and outreach

Produce from the Heart

Amount
$30,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

General-operating support for this organization that collects and distributes excess produce to food-insecure populations

Ruth Davidson Hahn & Company

Amount
$1,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

Start-up support for this organization’s Dance for Parkinson’s program, offering dance and movement classes to people with Parkinson’s disease and their families

Seniors Foundation

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

A challenge grant to support a new Executive Director position for this organization assisting Southeast Nebraska’s Aging Partners agency

Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

Continued support of the Center’s summer educational programming for Lincoln’s youth

St. Monica’s Home

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

To assist with start-up costs to launch a substance-abuse treatment program for adolescent girls at this behavioral health treatment organization dedicated to serving women

Tabitha Foundation

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

In support of a new volunteer management system for Tabitha Inc., which provides elder care services

TeamMates Mentoring Program

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

First payment of a two-year $15,000 grant to assist with development of a research project to improve the organization’s recruitment and retention of mentors

The Madonna Foundation

Amount
$5,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

Final payment of a two-year $15,000 grant to support Kit’s Academy Therapeutic Learning Classroom, which helps children who have had an accident or illness continue their schoolwork during recovery and learn strategies to aid their return to school

The Mediation Center

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

To boost this organization’s capacity to provide mediation between victims and juvenile offenders

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Department of Psychology

Amount
$24,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

First payment of a three-year $65,000 grant in support of Project SAFE, a clinical research and treatment program for sexually abused children and their families that works with the Lincoln Lancaster County Child Advocacy Center

UNL-Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Families, Youth and Schools

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

First payment of a three-year $80,000 grant in support of its program, Building Bridges Through Relationships, to increase student engagement and motivation among Lincoln Northeast and Lincoln High School freshmen at risk of dropping out

Vision Maker Media

Amount
$5,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

Support for the Vision Maker Film Festival in March 2016, which showcases stories of Native Americans and provides related educational resources for teachers, students and the community

Voices for Children in Nebraska

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

To provide transitional support of the Executive Director position for this statewide organization advocating for children’s well-being

Voices of Hope Lincoln, Inc.

Amount
$35,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

To expand capacity and staffing for work with threat assessment teams in Lincoln for this agency that assists and advocates for victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault

Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial and Education Foundation

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

In support of a Program/Development Coordinator for this organization that promotes appreciation and understanding of the life and works of author Willa Cather

Woods Hall Craft Shop

Amount
$30,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

Final payment of a three-year $100,000 matching challenge grant for a capital campaign to build a new sales hall for this organization that sells art and crafts created by year-round residents of Madeline Island, Wis.

YMCA of Lincoln

Amount
$40,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

To support the organization’s work as a lead agency directing Community Learning Centers at four Lincoln public elementary and middle schools

Total $1,360,000