setting ideas in motion

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Supporting Lincoln Arts Council, and its educational outreach through Lincoln Public Schools and community partners to connect students to local art and artists.
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Supporting Vision Maker Media, which empowers and engages Native People to share stories and offers the biennial Vision Maker Film Festival.
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Supporting Leadership Lincoln, which provides skills and opportunities to engage and connect people from diverse backgrounds to become effective community leaders.
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Supporting Lincoln Community Learning Centers, offering academic and enrichment opportunities for children during non-school hours while engaging parents, families and neighborhoods
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Supporting Good Neighbor Community Center, which offers food, household supplies and more (including Census information) for people in need and education and support for New Americans.
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Supporting Lincoln Literacy for its Bridgeway to a Better Life project, which combines online and in-person classes and resources providing foundational English literacy skills with job skill training in collaboration with community partners.
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Through grants made to eligible organizations, Woods Charitable Fund seeks to strengthen the com­munity by improving opportunities and life outcomes for all people in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Woods supports members of the nonprofit sector who are exploring creative alternatives and promoting more just, effective approaches to meet community needs.

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Our 80th anniversary

Our 2021 annual report features highlights of 80 years of Woods Charitable Fund. Since its founding in 1941 by Frank H. and Nelle C. Woods and their three sons, Thomas, Henry and Frank Jr. (pictured), the Fund has worked to strengthen communities by improving opportunities and life outcomes for all.

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