Grants

ACLU Nebraska Foundation, Inc.

$20000

First payment of a two-year $40,000 grant for a court-watching project in Lancaster County and related educational outreach

Bridges to Hope

$25000

First payment of a two-year $45,000 grant for continued support of a staff position for this organization supporting those re-entering society after incarceration

Civic Nebraska

$300000

First payment of a three-year $900,000 grant to support the Collective Impact Lincoln project to create resident-led, positive change in six Lincoln neighborhoods

Community CROPS

$7500

Continued support for the Yazidi Farmer Outreach Program with this organization that helps the community grow and enjoy healthy, local food

Disability Rights Nebraska

$20000

Third and final 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

Economic Empowerment Center

$10000

Support of direct financial aid during the pandemic through Lincoln nonprofit partners to those not eligible for local, state or federal support

El Centro de las Americas

$30000

Continued support for family-support services by this cultural center serving Lincoln’s Hispanic/Latino population and the community

Food Bank of Lincoln, Inc.

$20000

General-operating support of this organization providing services to end hunger in Southeast Nebraska

Leadership Lincoln, Inc.

$15000

Second and final payment of a two-year $30,000 grant in support of the organization’s Advocates cohort, which develops strong leaders advocating for underrepresented voices

Lincoln Arts Council

$20000

Support of arts programming with Lincoln community and nonprofit organizations

Lincoln Lancaster County Habitat for Humanity, Inc.

$20000

Second and final 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

Lincoln Literacy Council

$200000

First payment of a three-year $500,000 Breakthrough Initiative Grant supporting job-skills training, mentorship and classes to build skills toward well-paying careers

Nebraska Civic Engagement Table

$30000

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

Nebraska Cultural Endowment

$10000

For expansion of marketing for this endowment that matches funds pledged by the State of Nebraska to support arts and humanities programming across the state

Nebraska Writers Collective

$15000

Support for Louder Than a Bomb performance poetry programs at Lincoln/Lancaster County public schools and the Writers’ Block program at the Lincoln Correctional Center

Outlinc, Inc.

$20000

In support of a project to build a business-focused coalition to support nondiscrimination employment policies for LGBTQ+ Nebraskans

Rabble Mill

$30000

Operational support for this organization providing life and professional skills for at-risk youth

St. Monica’s Home

$10000

In support of building renovations needed to provide services during the pandemic

The Set Me Free Project

$24250

Continued support of Lincoln education programs on the dangers of human trafficking and social media safety

The Willa Cather Foundation

$10000

Toward the display and care for the Foundation’s collection and archive of correspondence, rare books and photographs; made in memory of Lucia Woods Lindley

Total $1,645,750