Grants

Grants in Support of Education
Awarded in 2016

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

Total $290,000