Grants

Bridges to Hope

$16600

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

Bright Lights

$5100

To support a strategic plan for this organization that provides summer academic and enrichment courses for elementary- and middle-school students

CASA for Lancaster County

$15000

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

Cause Collective

$10000

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

Center for People in Need, Inc.

$6000

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

Center for Rural Affairs

$20000

General-operating support for advocacy work in Lancaster County to benefit low- and moderate-income Nebraskans

CenterPointe, Inc.

$10000

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

Disability Rights Nebraska

$40000

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

$14000

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

Families Inspiring Families

$10000

For support of a theatrical production in spring 2020 to share the stories of people who have experienced trauma, court involvement and/or family violence

Girls Code Lincoln

$5000

For operational and planning expenses for this organization providing computer coding classes and workshops

Girls Incorporated of Omaha

$15000

For support of the Eureka program providing a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum for Lincoln girls in grades 8-12 with community partners

HopeSpoke

$35000

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

Inclusive Communities

$8500

In support of Lincoln high-school students and staff participating in IncluCity Leadership Camp, to help students appreciate differences and reduce acts of violence

Leadership Lincoln, Inc.

$15000

First payment of a two-year $30,000 grant in support of the organization’s Advocates cohort, which develops strong leaders with a focus on advocating for underrepresented voices

Lincoln Arts Council

$25000

Second payment of a two-year $50,000 grant to support coordination of arts programming at Lincoln schools and other outreach

Lincoln Housing Charities

$5000

Support of Expanding Horizons, a free summer enrichment program for children in Lincoln’s Air Park neighborhood

Lincoln Lancaster County Habitat for Humanity

$20000

First payment of a two-year $40,000 grant for a Homeownership Coordinator position to work with this organization that builds and rehabilitates housing for low-income Lincoln families

Madonna Foundation

$27500

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

Mourning Hope

$50000

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

Nebraska Children and Families Foundation

$15000

For the Learn and Earn to Achieve Potential (LEAP) youth education and employment initiative in collaboration with the HUB Central Access Point for Young Adults

Nebraska Civic Engagement Table

$30000

First payment of a three-year $90,000 grant for this advocacy organization working to build an electorate representative of all Nebraskans

Nebraska Cultural Endowment

$6000

Support of this endowment that matches funds pledged from the State of Nebraska to support arts and humanities programming across the state

OpenSky Policy Institute

$10000

In support of a journalism project for this organization that promotes public discussion and conducts research on fiscal policy

Released and Restored, Inc.

$55000

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

Stand for Schools

$15000

General-operating support for this organization advancing public education in Nebraska

The Mediation Center

$9500

For work with a peer-to-peer restorative justice project at two Lincoln high schools

The Set Me Free Project

$20000

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

Vision Maker Media

$10000

Second payment of a two-year $30,000 grant for staffing support of the Vision Maker Film Festivals in 2018 and 2020, which showcase stories of Native People

ynpnLNK

$5000

Support of start-up expenses for this Lincoln chapter of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network

YWCA of Lincoln

$20000

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

Total $1,529,200