Grants

Grants in Support of Human Services

2016 $505,000

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

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

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

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

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 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2017 $730,250

Asian Community & Cultural Center

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

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

Bay Lincoln (The Bay)

Amount
$34,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

General-operating support for this youth organization providing outreach and more

Bridges to Hope

Amount
$5,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

Capacity-building support for this organization serving those recently released from incarceration

Camp Summergold, Inc.

Amount
$7,500
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

For support of leadership and capacity of this summer camp program for girls

CASA for Lancaster County

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

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

Center for People in Need, Inc.

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

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

City of Lincoln, Lincoln Police Department

Amount
$25,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

First payment of a three-year $75,000 grant to support staffing for Human Trafficking preventention and deterrence projects

Disability Rights Nebraska

Amount
$40,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

First payment of a three-year $100,000 grant to support the Inclusive Education Lay Advocacy project in Lincoln

Girl Scouts – Spirit of Nebraska

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

For outreach programs serving refugee girls in Lincoln schools and community centers

Good Neighbor Community Center, Inc.

Amount
$40,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

First payment of a two-year $80,0000 grant to support MENA Hope programming for families from the Middle East and North Africa

Guidance to Success Youth Club

Amount
$9,500
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

General-operating support for this organization serving at-risk youth

Heartland Big Brothers-Big Sisters (PRI)

Amount
$40,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

A program-related investment to support this youth mentorship organization

Karen Society of Nebraska, Inc.

Amount
$3,500
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

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

Lincoln Medical Education Partnership

Amount
$7,250
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

In support of School Community Intervention and Prevention capacity needs

Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska, Inc.

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

Second 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

Malone Community Center

Amount
$25,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

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

Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach, Inc.

Amount
$27,500
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

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

Outlinc, Inc.

Amount
$5,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

General-operating funds for this organization supporting Lincoln’s LGBTQ+ community

Released and Restored, Inc.

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

For life skills and re-entry programs for the formerly incarcerated

St. Monica’s Home

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

General-operating support for this organization helping women with behavioral health and/or substance abuse issues

The Bridge Behavioral Health, Inc.

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

Second payment of a two-year $40,000 grant to support staffing to increase outpatient programming

UNL Department of Psychology

Amount
$16,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

Third 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 working with the Lincoln Lancaster County Child Advocacy Center

Voices of Hope of Lincoln, Inc. (PRI)

Amount
$100,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

A program-related investment to support this organization serving victims of domestic violence and sexual assault

Willard Community Center Corp.

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

General-operating support during the community center’s renovation

YWCA of Lincoln

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

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

2018 $421,000

CenterPointe, Inc.

Amount
$11,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

For Artists on the Edge and Writers’ Wordshop, creative opportunities for adults with mental-health issues or in recovery

City of Lincoln, Lincoln Police Department

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

Second payment of a three-year $75,000 grant to support staffing for Human Trafficking prevention and deterrence projects

El Centro de las Americas

Amount
$16,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

First payment of a two-year $30,000 grant for family support services by this cultural center serving Lincoln’s Hispanic/Latino population

Family Health Services, Inc.

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

To expand hours, outreach and marketing for services to adolescents and others at this agency’s Lincoln clinic

Food Bank of Lincoln, Inc.

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

First payment of a two-year $45,000 grant for markets providing food and fresh produce at Lincoln middle and high schools

Fresh Start, Inc.

Amount
$21,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

General-operating support for this shelter and transitional program for homeless women

Friendship Home of Lincoln

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

Staffing support of single-family units for this organization providing shelter for domestic-violence victims

Girl Scouts – Spirit of Nebraska

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

Continued support of outreach programs serving refugee girls in Lincoln schools and community centers

Good Neighbor Community Center, Inc.

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

Second payment of a two-year $80,0000 grant to support MENA Hope programming for families from the Middle East and North Africa

Lincoln Bike Kitchen

Amount
$8,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

Operating expenses for this organization providing bikes and bike repair for adults and children

Malone Community Center

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

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

Mourning Hope

Amount
$50,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

First payment of two-year $100,000 general-operating grant for this organization that serves grieving children and families

Rabble Mill

Amount
$30,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

For data tracking and operations for this organization providing life and professional skills for Lincoln at-risk youth

The Set Me Free Project

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

For prevention education on the dangers of human trafficking and social media safety for Lincoln elementary, middle and high school students

UNL Center on Children, Families and the Law

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

For training with State of Nebraska Health and Human Services Child Protection and Safety workers

Voices of Hope of Lincoln, Inc.

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

Continued support of work with Lincoln threat assessment teams centered on domestic-violence victims and families

2019 $418,100

Bridges to Hope

Amount
$16,600
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

Support of a staff position for this organization providing household goods, clothing and more to those re-entering society after incarceration

CASA for Lancaster County

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

General-operating support for this organization that provides volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children going through the court system

Cause Collective

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

Two grants of $5,000 to support work with nonprofit executives on succession planning

Center for People in Need, Inc.

Amount
$6,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

General-operating support of this organization providing services and programs to low-income people that address their basic needs

CenterPointe, Inc.

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

Continued support for Artists on the Edge and Writers’ Wordshop, creative opportunities for adults with mental-health issues or in recovery

City of Lincoln, Lincoln Police Department

Amount
$25,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

Third and final payment of a three-year $75,000 grant to support staffing for Human Trafficking prevention and deterrence projects

Disability Rights Nebraska

Amount
$40,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

Second payment of a three-year $100,000 grant for the Inclusive Education Lay Advocacy Program to advocate for and encourage inclusive education for students with special-education needs

El Centro de las Americas

Amount
$14,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

Second and final payment of a two-year $30,000 grant for family support services by this cultural center serving Lincoln’s Hispanic/Latino population

Food Bank of Lincoln, Inc. (general operating)

Amount
$6,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

General-operating support of this organization providing services to end hunger in Southeast Nebraska

Food Bank of Lincoln, Inc. (school markets)

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

Second and final payment of a two-year $45,000 grant for markets providing food and fresh produce at Lincoln middle and high schools

HopeSpoke

Amount
$35,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

Continued support of the organization’s ability to hire and retain quality staff

Lincoln Medical Education Partnership

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

For the School Community Intervention and Prevention program, which supports students’ mental, behavioral and emotional health

Madonna Foundation

Amount
$27,500
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

Support of renovations and conversion of the Thomas C. Woods III House

Mourning Hope

Amount
$50,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

Second and final payment of two-year $100,000 general-operating grant for this organization that serves grieving children and families

Released and Restored, Inc.

Amount
$55,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

A two-year grant to support empowerment programming provided to women from Community Corrections Center – Lincoln

The Set Me Free Project

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

Continued support of prevention education on the dangers of human trafficking and social media safety for Lincoln elementary, middle and high school students

Willard Community Center Corp.

Amount
$13,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

To support staffing and expenses for youth and summer programming at this west Lincoln community center

YWCA of Lincoln

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

General-operating support and support of social-justice initiatives for this organization working to eliminate racism and empower women

2015 $416,500

Asian Community and Cultural Center

Amount
$25,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

For general-operating support for this cultural center dedicated to serving the needs of Lincoln’s Asian community

Boys and Girls Clubs of Lincoln Lancaster County

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

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

Bridge Behavioral Health, Inc.

Amount
$25,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

First payment of a two-year $40,000 grant to add a new Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor position at this center specializing in treatment of alcoholism and drug addiction

CenterPointe, Inc.

Amount
$8,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

For continued support of a Development Associate position for this organization helping homeless and low-income people with mental-health and substance-abuse issues

Disability Rights Nebraska

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

To assist production of an Inclusive Education Advocacy Institute, a workshop to promote inclusive education for all children in preschool through middle school

El Centro de las Americas

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

Final payment of a two-year $25,000 grant for family support services of this cultural center serving Lincoln’s Hispanic/Latino population and the community

Family Health Services

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

In support of a program providing long-term reversible contraception for low-income women at the agency’s Lincoln clinic

Food Bank of Lincoln, Inc.

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

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

Good Neighbor Community Center

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

Final payment of a two-year $40,000 grant to support the MENA Hope Project to help Lincoln’s immigrants and refugees from the Middle East and North Africa

Heartland Big Brothers Big Sisters

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

Second-year support of an intensive mentoring program for 3rd-, 4th- and 5th-grade students at two Lincoln schools

Lincoln and Lancaster County Child Guidance Center, Inc.

Amount
$45,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

For the addition of a full-time therapist for this organization that provides child-centered, family-focused mental health services

Lincoln Lancaster County Child Advocacy Center

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

First 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

Nebraska Children and Families Foundation

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

Second-year support of Project Everlast, a program helping Lincoln invest resources strategically for teens about to age out of foster care

Produce from the Heart

Amount
$30,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

General-operating support for this organization that collects and distributes excess produce to food-insecure populations

Seniors Foundation

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

A challenge grant to support a new Executive Director position for this organization assisting Southeast Nebraska’s Aging Partners agency

St. Monica’s Home

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

To assist with start-up costs to launch a substance-abuse treatment program for adolescent girls at this behavioral health treatment organization dedicated to serving women

Tabitha Foundation

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

In support of a new volunteer management system for Tabitha Inc., which provides elder care services

TeamMates Mentoring Program

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

First 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

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Department of Psychology

Amount
$24,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

First 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

Voices for Children in Nebraska

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

To provide transitional support of the Executive Director position for this statewide organization advocating for children’s well-being

Voices of Hope Lincoln, Inc.

Amount
$35,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

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

Total: $2,490,850