Grants

Grants in Support of Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in 2016

ACLU Nebraska Foundation, Inc.

Amount
$5,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

For a promotional project marking the 50th anniversary of the organization

Asian Community & Cultural Center

Amount
$25,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

First payment of a two-year $45,000 grant for general operations of this cultural center supporting Lincoln’s Asian community

Boys and Girls Clubs of Lincoln Lancaster County

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

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

Bright Lights, Inc.

Amount
$8,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

General-operating support for summer academic and enrichment courses for elementary- and middle-school students

CASA for Lancaster County

Amount
$12,500
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

First payment of a two-year $22,500 grant to support a new development director position

Cedars Youth Services

Amount
$30,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

For its Bridges Transitional Living Program supervised program for youth ages 16-21

Center for People in Need

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

First payment of a two-year $30,000 grant to increase fiscal staffing

Colonel Mustard Amateur Attic Theatre Company

Amount
$5,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

General-operating support of this performing-arts group based in the Near South neighborhood of Lincoln

Dimensions Educational Research Foundation

Amount
$50,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

In support of an outdoor classroom at the Cedars Northbridge Early Childhood Development Center

Educare of Lincoln

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

For before- and after-school care for research-based childcare and preschool program

Fiesta Mexicana of the Heartlands, Lincoln, NE

Amount
$5,700
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

support of general operations, strategic planning and leadership development for this Mexican ballet folklorico dance troupe

Flatwater Shakespeare Company

Amount
$12,500
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

First payment of a two-year $25,000 grant to support operational expenses as the performing-arts organization completes strategic planning

Food Bank of Lincoln, Inc.

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

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

Fresh Start, Inc.

Amount
$19,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

General-operating support for this organization that serves homeless women

Girl Scouts – Spirit of Nebraska

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

For outreach programs serving girls in Lincoln and Lancaster County

Hear Nebraska

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

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

Heartland Big Brothers-Big Sisters

Amount
$30,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

General operating for this organization that coordinates and supports mentoring relationships for at-risk children

Karen Society of Nebraska, Inc.

Amount
$5,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

First payment of a two-year $8,500 grant for an office coordinator position for this organization supporting Karen refugees in Lincoln

Leadership Lincoln, Inc.

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

First payment of a two-year $30,000 grant to support a new communications specialist position

Legal Aid of Nebraska

Amount
$25,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

General-operating support for civil legal services provided in Lincoln

Lincoln Arts Council

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

For coordination of Art Makes Me SmArt, which provides arts programming at Lincoln schools

Lincoln Bike Kitchen

Amount
$8,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

General-operating and leadership support for this organization providing bikes and bike repair for adults and children

Lincoln Children’s Museum

Amount
$1,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

First payment of a two-year $2,000 grant for staffing of clubs at Lincoln elementary schools’ Community Learning Centers

Lincoln Community Foundation, Inc.

Amount
$1,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

Toward the production of an updated “Vital Signs” report about Lincoln

Lincoln Housing Charities

Amount
$4,500
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

Third-year support of Expanding Horizons, a summer enrichment program

Lincoln Lancaster County Child Advocacy Center

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

Second 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 Literacy Council

Amount
$30,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

First payment of a two-year $60,000 grant to support general operations of this organization that teaches English language and literacy skills

Lincoln Orchestra Association

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

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 2016-17 season

Lincoln Public Schools (Community LINKS programs)

Amount
$94,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

Second 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 YWCA

Amount
$25,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

General-operating support to assist this organization working to eliminate racism and empower women

Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska, Inc.

Amount
$25,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

First payment of a two-year $45,000 grant for mental-health therapist positions for children at the new Health 360 Integrated Care Clinic in Lincoln

Lux Center for the Arts

Amount
$25,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

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

Malone Community Center

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

For a summer program at Culler Middle School

Malone Community Center

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

General-operating support for this cultural center serving Lincoln’s African-American community

Malone Community Center

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

In support of a new full-time position to lead the Center’s out-of-school programming

Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach, Inc.

Amount
$27,500
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

First payment of a two-year $55,000 grant to support a new director of business & finance position

Meadowlark Music Festival

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

To support this chamber music organization’s 2017 summer music festival

Mid-America Arts Alliance

Amount
$8,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

To support training workshops in Lincoln for Nebraskan artists and arts organizations

Mourning Hope

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

For outreach services at Lincoln Public Schools for grieving children

Nebraska Art Association

Amount
$5,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

General-operating support

Nebraska Bicycling Alliance

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

First payment of a two-year $20,000 grant for leadership support to cultivate a more bicycle-friendly state

Nebraska Brass, Inc.

Amount
$2,500
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

In support of educational outreach programming

Nebraska Writers Collective

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

For “Louder Than A Bomb” performance poetry program in Lincoln schools

Nebraskans for Civic Reform

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

Support for the legal director of voting rights position

Neighborhoods, Inc. (dba NeighborWorks Lincoln)

Amount
$30,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

First payment of a two-year $60,000 grant to support staffing for community-building and neighborhood project development

Northeast Family Resource Center

Amount
$12,500
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

For quality assessment and accreditation of its Early Learning Center

OpenSky Policy Institute

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

For temporary staffing to research fiscal aspects of health-related topics

Outlinc, Inc.

Amount
$6,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

Toward purchase of a donor/volunteer database system

Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

For programming to bring Lincoln Public Schools students to Spring Creek Prairie in spring and summer 2017

TeamMates Mentoring Program

Amount
$5,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

Second 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

UNL Center on Children, Families and the Law

Amount
$12,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

First payment of a two-year $24,000 grant to conduct and study meetings intended to improve communication between birth parents and caretakers of children in temporary custody

UNL Department of Psychology

Amount
$25,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

Second 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 Great Plains Art Museum

Amount
$8,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

For the “Contemporary Indigeneity: Spiritual Borderlands” exhibition

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

Amount
$30,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

Second 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

Voices for Children in Nebraska

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

For website and interactive presentation of “Kids Count in Nebraska” report

Voices of Hope Lincoln, Inc.

Amount
$35,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

Continued support 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

VolunteerLinc

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

General-operating support to promote and support voluntarism through Lincoln’s nonprofit agencies

Wellbeing Initiative, Inc.

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

To support staffing at The Orchard, a drop-in center for adults with mental health challenges

Total $1,137,700