Grants

Grants in Support of Human Services
Awarded in 2016

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

Total $505,000