Grants

Grants in Support of Education

2016 $290,000

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

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

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 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 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 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

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

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

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

2017 $235,050

Cedars Youth Services

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

First payment of a two-year $40,000 grant to support its Early Childhood Prevention Program

Lincoln Children’s Museum

Amount
$1,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

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

Lincoln Literacy Council (dba Lincoln Literacy)

Amount
$30,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

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

Lincoln Public Schools (Community LINKS program)

Amount
$94,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

Third 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

2018 $250,000

Belmont Community Center, Inc.

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

Operating expenses for this neighborhood center offering preschool, before- and after-school and summer programming for Lincoln’s Belmont neighborhood

Cedars Youth Services

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

Second payment of a two-year $40,000 grant to support its Early Childhood Prevention Program

Center for People in Need, Inc.

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

Support of classes for English Language Learners

Dimensions Educational Research Foundation

Amount
$40,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

Support of a Nature Explore outdoor classroom at a new Lincoln early-childhood center

Guidance to Success Youth Club

Amount
$25,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

General-operating support of this organization providing programming and resources for at-risk youth

Lead Up

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

Support for this organization that provides peer-led programming to connect college and career for high school students

Lincoln Literacy Council (dba Lincoln Literacy)

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

Continued general-operating support of this organization that teaches English language and literacy skills

NET Foundation for Television

Amount
$5,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

Support of a series of educational literacy workshops for high-need Lincoln families using Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) curriculum

2019 $178,600

Bright Lights

Amount
$5,100
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

To support a strategic plan for this organization that provides summer academic and enrichment courses for elementary- and middle-school students

Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

To support a strategic business plan for its Spark summer programming

Girls Code Lincoln

Amount
$5,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

For operational and planning expenses for this organization providing computer coding classes and workshops

Girls Incorporated of Omaha

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

For support of the Eureka program providing a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum for Lincoln girls in grades 8-12 with community partners

Inclusive Communities

Amount
$8,500
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

In support of Lincoln high-school students and staff participating in IncluCity Leadership Camp, to help students appreciate differences and reduce acts of violence

Lincoln Housing Charities

Amount
$5,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

Support of Expanding Horizons, a free summer enrichment program for children in Lincoln’s Air Park neighborhood

Lincoln Public Schools (STEM Ecosystem project)

Amount
$5,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

For work with a national consultant organization on a strategic planning to coordinate a STEM Ecosystem for Lincoln

Lincoln Public Schools (TCA Summer Academy)

Amount
$30,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

First payment of a three-year $75,000 grant to support a summer career-focused program for incoming ninth-graders at The Career Academy

Nebraska Children and Families Foundation

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

For the Learn and Earn to Achieve Potential (LEAP) youth education and employment initiative in collaboration with the HUB Central Access Point for Young Adults

Nebraska Human Resources Research Foundation, Inc.

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

Continued support of an administrative position at this leadership development and mentoring program for college students

2015 $132,000

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 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

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

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

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

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: $1,085,650