Grants

Asian Community and Cultural Center

$30000

Second and final payment of a two-year $60,000 general-operating grant for this center serving Lincoln’s Asian and New American communities

Bridges to Hope

$20000

Second and final 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

Cause Collective

$20000

General-operating and staffing support for this organization providing education, advocacy and networking opportunities for Lincoln nonprofits and their employees

Cedars Youth Services, Inc.

$20000

Staffing support for this agency’s emergency shelter, providing short-term care for youth ages 12-18

CenterPointe, Inc.

$10000

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

Civic Nebraska (Capitol Experience Day)

$20000

First payment of a two-year $40,000 grant to support the Capitol Experience Day program at this agency working to make elections and civic institutions more accessible to all

Educare of Lincoln, Inc.

$25000

Staffing support for the Waitlist Family Engagement program at this center that provides quality childcare and preschool for at-risk children

El Centro de las Américas

$30000

General-operating support for this cultural center serving Lincoln’s Hispanic/Latinx population and the community

Family Violence Council

$300000

First payment of a three-year $900,000 Breakthrough Initiative Grant supporting a collaborative coordinated response to child abuse cases in Lancaster County in which domestic violence also occurs

Fresh Start, Inc.

$45000

First payment of a two-year $90,000 general-operating grant for this shelter and transitional program for homeless women

Friendship Home of Lincoln

$35000

First payment of a two-year $60,000 grant to increase outreach and services to communities of color for this crisis center and shelter for victims of domestic violence

Good Neighbor Community Center, Inc.

$30000

Second and final payment of a two-year $60,000 general-operating grant for this agency serving basic and emergency needs and programs for New Americans

HopeSpoke

$30000

Programming support for this agency that provides child-centered mental-health services for low-income families

Legal Aid of Nebraska

$110000

First payment of a three-year $330,000 grant for UPLIFT, to provide legal services through Lincoln cultural centers

Lincoln Crossroads Festival

$10000

Support for this organization celebrating Lincoln’s diverse cultural heritage through musical programming, storytelling and workshops

Lincoln Literacy Council

$165000

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

Lincoln Public Schools

$20000

Second and final payment of a $50,000 grant to support a summer program for incoming ninth-graders at The Career Academy to introduce them to career paths and provide high school credit

Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach, Inc.

$15000

Second and final payment of a two-year $40,000 grant supporting the Homeless Diversion program, which works to find or keep housing options

MENTOR Nebraska

$10000

In support of technical assistance, training, resources and more for Lincoln’s mentoring organizations

Nebraska Children and Families Foundation

$15000

First payment of a two-year $30,000 grant for continued support of the Learn and Earn to Achieve Potential youth education and employment initiative in collaboration with the HUB Central Access Point for Young Adults

Nebraska Civic Engagement Table

$30000

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

Nebraska Repertory Theatre

$20000

In support of a partnership and artistic collaboration with the St. Louis Black Repertory Company

Nebraska Writers Collective

$10000

Continued 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

Rabble Mill

$20000

First payment of a two-year $40,000 general-operating grant to support this organization providing life and professional skills for at-risk youth in Lincoln

The Set Me Free Project

$10000

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

Voices of Hope Lincoln, Inc.

$20000

Staffing support for multicultural outreach for this organization that assists and advocates for victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault

Yazda (Yazidi Cultural Center)

$10000

Continued general-operating support for this center providing education and services to Lincoln’s Yazidi community

YWCA of Lincoln

$20000

First payment of a two-year $40,000 grant in support of staffing for this organization working to eliminate racism and empower women

Total $1,710,000