Grants

Grants in Support of Education
Awarded in 2015

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 $132,000