Grants

Bridge Behavioral Health, Inc.

$25000

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

Center for Rural Affairs

$20000

In support of civic-engagement work among Latinos in Nebraska and development of town-hall forums in the Lincoln area

CenterPointe, Inc.

$8000

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

Common Cause Education Fund (Nebraska)

$20000

Final payment of a two-year $40,000 grant to support the general operations of this watchdog organization in Nebraska that works to keep government accountable to all citizens

Community CROPS

$15000

To support strategic planning for this organization that works to help the community grow and enjoy healthy, local food

Disability Rights Nebraska

$20000

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

$10000

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

$10000

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.

$20000

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

Friends of the Haymarket Theatre

$20000

For general-operating and staffing support of this organization providing live theater and youth performing arts education programs

Friends of Woods Tennis, Inc.

$200000

Toward its capital campaign to replace the “bubbles” at Woods Park with a permanent indoor tennis facility

Good Neighbor Community Center

$20000

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

Hear Nebraska

$20000

Second-year general-operating support for this organization supporting live music and culture in Lincoln and across Nebraska

Legal Aid of Nebraska

$10000

Final payment of a three-year $50,000 grant for a new Access to Justice Self-Help Center in downtown Lincoln to be staffed by Legal Aid attorneys and open three afternoons a week

Lincoln Lancaster County Child Advocacy Center

$20000

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

Lincoln Orchestra Association

$10000

In support of a partnership providing tickets and education for families in the Lincoln Public Schools’ Family Literacy Program attending the Orchestra’s two Family Concerts in the 2015-16 season

Lincoln Public Schools (Community LINKS programs)

$32000

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

Lux Center for the Arts

$25000

First payment of a two-year $50,000 grant in support of an Operations Manager for this arts center

Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA)

$15000

For production of Video Profiles of Nebraska Artists, a project to profile Nebraska artists and incorporate the videos into the statewide fine arts teaching standards for K-12 students

Nebraskans for Civic Reform

$20000

Final payment of a two-year $40,000 grant toward a new position focusing on protecting voting rights for all Nebraskans

Nonprofit Hub Foundation

$35000

Toward development of a co-working space for nonprofit organizations in downtown Lincoln

OpenSky Policy Institute

$20000

For general-operating expenses of this organization working to expand economic opportunity for all Nebraskans by promoting public discussion and informed action through research, analysis and outreach

Produce from the Heart

$30000

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

Ruth Davidson Hahn & Company

$1000

Start-up support for this organization’s Dance for Parkinson’s program, offering dance and movement classes to people with Parkinson’s disease and their families

Seniors Foundation

$20000

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

St. Monica’s Home

$20000

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

$15000

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

TeamMates Mentoring Program

$10000

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

The Madonna Foundation

$5000

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

The Mediation Center

$15000

To boost this organization’s capacity to provide mediation between victims and juvenile offenders

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Department of Psychology

$24000

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

Vision Maker Media

$5000

Support for the Vision Maker Film Festival in March 2016, which showcases stories of Native Americans and provides related educational resources for teachers, students and the community

Voices for Children in Nebraska

$10000

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

Voices of Hope Lincoln, Inc.

$35000

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

Woods Hall Craft Shop

$30000

Final payment of a three-year $100,000 matching challenge grant for a capital campaign to build a new sales hall for this organization that sells art and crafts created by year-round residents of Madeline Island, Wis.

YMCA of Lincoln

$40000

To support the organization’s work as a lead agency directing Community Learning Centers at four Lincoln public elementary and middle schools

Total $1,360,000