Grants

Grants in Support of Civic and Community

2016 $196,000

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

2017 $602,000

ACLU Nebraska Foundation, Inc.

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

For criminal-justice reform and re-entry programming

Center for Rural Affairs

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

General-operating support for this organization advocating for rural communities

Common Cause Nebraska Education Fund

Amount
$12,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

For publication of “Know Your Rights” education on Nebraska’s Sunshine Laws

Leadership Lincoln, Inc.

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

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

Nebraska Bicycling Alliance

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

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

Nebraska Civic Engagement Table

Amount
$30,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

Second payment of a three-year $90,000 grant for this advocacy organization

Nebraskans for Civic Reform (now Civic Nebraska)

Amount
$375,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

First payment of a three-year $1.175 million grant to support the Collective Impact Lincoln project

Neighborhoods, Inc. (dba NeighborWorks Lincoln)

Amount
$30,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

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

VolunteerLinc

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

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

2018 $822,500

ACLU Nebraska Foundation, Inc.

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

Continued general-operating and staffing support for work focused on Nebraska’s prison system and prisoners’ and ex-felons’ civil rights and liberties

Center for Legal Immigration Assistance (UPLIFT project)

Amount
$40,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

First payment of a three-year $120,000 grant for UPLIFT, to provide legal services through 4 Lincoln cultural centers to undocumented individuals

Community CROPS

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

Support of the Yazidi Farmer Outreach Program

Legal Aid of Nebraska

Amount
$160,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

First payment of a three-year $480,000 grant for UPLIFT, to provide legal services to clients through 4 Lincoln cultural centers

Lincoln Community Foundation, Inc.

Amount
$5,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

Support of Lincoln Vital Signs report 2019

Nebraska Civic Engagement Table

Amount
$30,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

Third payment of a three-year $90,000 grant for this advocacy organization

South of Downtown Community Development Organization

Amount
$30,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

Second payment of a three-year $90,000 grant to support staffing for this organization developing Lincoln’s Near South and Everett neighborhoods

Stand for Schools

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

General-operating support for this organization advancing public education in Nebraska

VolunteerLinc

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

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

2019 $836,500

Center for Legal Immigration Assistance

Amount
$40,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

Second payment of a three-year $120,000 grant for UPLIFT, to provide legal services through Lincoln cultural centers to undocumented individuals

Center for Rural Affairs

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

General-operating support for advocacy work in Lancaster County to benefit low- and moderate-income Nebraskans

Civic Nebraska (Civic Health program manager)

Amount
$25,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

Second and final payment of a two-year $50,000 grant to support staffing and expansion of civic health programming

Civic Nebraska (Collective Impact Lincoln)

Amount
$400,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

Third and final payment of a three-year $1.175 million grant to support the Collective Impact Lincoln project

Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation

Amount
$7,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

For the Apostle Islands Area Community Fund in support of Madeline Island, Wis.

Leadership Lincoln, Inc.

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

First payment of a two-year $30,000 grant in support of the organization’s Advocates cohort, which develops strong leaders with a focus on advocating for underrepresented voices

Legal Aid of Nebraska (Housing Justice project)

Amount
$25,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

Support of a Lincoln attorney specializing in housing legal issues for the organization’s Housing Justice Project

Legal Aid of Nebraska (UPLIFT project)

Amount
$160,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

Second payment of a three-year $480,000 grant for UPLIFT, to provide legal services to clients through Lincoln cultural centers

Lincoln Lancaster County Habitat for Humanity

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

First payment of a two-year $40,000 grant for a Homeownership Coordinator position to work with this organization that builds and rehabilitates housing for low-income Lincoln families

Nebraska Civic Engagement Table

Amount
$30,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

First payment of a three-year $90,000 grant for this advocacy organization working to build an electorate representative of all Nebraskans

Nebraska Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Coalition

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

First payment of a two-year $20,000 grant for an advocacy and empowerment program focused on high-school youth

OpenSky Policy Institute

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

In support of a journalism project for this organization that promotes public discussion and conducts research on fiscal policy

South of Downtown Community Development Organization

Amount
$30,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

Third and final payment of a three-year $90,000 grant to support staffing for this organization developing Lincoln’s Near South and Everett neighborhoods

Stand for Schools

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

General-operating support for this organization advancing public education in Nebraska

The Mediation Center

Amount
$9,500
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

For work with a peer-to-peer restorative justice project at two Lincoln high schools

2015 $270,000

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

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

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

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

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

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

Total: $2,727,000