Grants

Asian Community & Cultural Center

$25000

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

Bright Lights, Inc.

$8000

General-operating support for summer academic and enrichment courses for elementary- and middle-school students

Cedars Youth Services

$30000

For its Bridges Transitional Living Program supervised program for youth ages 16-21

Educare of Lincoln

$20000

For before- and after-school care for research-based childcare and preschool program

Flatwater Shakespeare Company

$12500

First payment of a two-year $25,000 grant to support operational expenses as the performing-arts organization completes strategic planning

Food Bank of Lincoln, Inc.

$20000

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.

$19000

General-operating support for this organization that serves homeless women

Hear Nebraska

$20000

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

Karen Society of Nebraska, Inc.

$5000

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

Leadership Lincoln, Inc.

$20000

First payment of a two-year $30,000 grant to support a new communications specialist position

Lincoln Arts Council

$20000

For coordination of Art Makes Me SmArt, which provides arts programming at Lincoln schools

Lincoln Bike Kitchen

$8000

General-operating and leadership support for this organization providing bikes and bike repair for adults and children

Lincoln Children’s Museum

$1000

First payment of a two-year $2,000 grant for staffing of clubs at Lincoln elementary schools’ Community Learning Centers

Lincoln Lancaster County Child Advocacy Center

$10000

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 Literacy Council

$30000

First payment of a two-year $60,000 grant to support general operations of this organization that teaches English language and literacy skills

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 2016-17 season

Lincoln Public Schools (Community LINKS programs)

$94000

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

Lincoln YWCA

$25000

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

Lux Center for the Arts

$25000

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

Mourning Hope

$15000

For outreach services at Lincoln Public Schools for grieving children

Nebraska Bicycling Alliance

$10000

First payment of a two-year $20,000 grant for leadership support to cultivate a more bicycle-friendly state

Outlinc, Inc.

$6000

Toward purchase of a donor/volunteer database system

TeamMates Mentoring Program

$5000

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

$12000

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

$25000

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 of Hope Lincoln, Inc.

$35000

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

VolunteerLinc

$20000

General-operating support to promote and support voluntarism through Lincoln’s nonprofit agencies

Total $1,097,700