Grants

Big Brothers Big Sisters Lincoln

$30000

Two grants approved separately for operating, staffing support and loan forgiveness for this organization that coordinates and professionally supports one-to-one mentoring relationships for at-risk children

CASA for Lancaster County

$15000

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

Cause Collective

$15000

First payment of a three-year $45,000 operating grant for this agency that provides education, networking, advocacy and training opportunities to strengthen Lincoln’s nonprofit community

Civic Nebraska

$200000

First payment of a three-year $550,000 grant continuing support for Collective Impact Lincoln, a collaboration with Nebraska Appleseed Center for Law in the Public Interest to create resident-led change through activities and events in six Lincoln neighborhoods

Educare of Lincoln, Inc.

$15000

Support of the Beyond the Walls initiative, for this early-learning center to work alongside industry partners to address challenges in Lincoln’s early-childhood education sector

El Centro de las Américas

$75000

Three grants approved separately to support general operating for this cultural center serving Lincoln’s Hispanic and Latino population and the community

Family Violence Council

$150000

Third 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

Food Bank of Lincoln, Inc.

$10000

For purchase of hygiene products to be provided at food markets at Lincoln Public Schools’ high schools

Good Neighbor Community Center, Inc.

$30000

General-operating support for this agency serving basic and emergency needs and the MENA Hope Project, serving Lincoln’s New Americans from the Middle East and North Africa

History Nebraska Foundation

$20000

Second and final payment of a two-year $40,000 general-operating grant for this foundation supporting History Nebraska and the sharing of Nebraska’s rich and diverse history

HopeSpoke

$30000

First payment of a two-year $60,000 general-operating grant for this agency that provides child-centered mental-health services for all families regardless of ability to pay

Indian Center, Inc.

$25000

Operating support for the executive director position of this Lincoln cultural center serving the Native American community

Leadership Lincoln

$10000

In support of leadership programming for diverse and historically underrepresented people

Lincoln Arts Council

$15000

First payment of a two-year $30,000 grant supporting upstArt outreach and engagement programming with Lincoln Public Schools and a wide range of community partners

Lincoln Literacy Council

$75000

First payment of a two-year $150,000 general-operating grant to provide continued funding for job-skills training classes for students to enter higher-earning careers and meet the needs of Lincoln employers

Lincoln Littles

$71500

Three grants approved separately for salary and related support for the Wellness Workforce Navigator for this organization that seeks to help children under age 6 have access to high-quality care and education regardless of race, ethnicity or income, ensuring they are ready for school and a life of learning

Lincoln YWCA

$10000

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

LUX Center for the Arts

$10000

Funding for the Artists in Residence program at this Lincoln community arts center

Malone Community Center

$25000

First payment of a two-year $50,000 grant for youth programming for this center serving Lincoln’s African-American community and the Malone neighborhood

Mourning Hope

$15000

Operating support for this organization that provides services for grieving children, families and adults

Northeast Family Resource Center

$12500

First payment of a two-year $25,000 grant for staff salaries, training and development for this early-childhood center serving Northeast Lincoln

St. Monica’s Home

$30000

Second and final payment of a two-year $60,000 general-operating support for this behavioral health treatment center in Lincoln that serves women with substance abuse and/or co-existing mental-health issues

The Set Me Free Project

$10000

Support to provide expansion of the Ready to Stand curriculum in Lincoln, for this organization providing prevention education on the dangers of human trafficking and social media safety for elementary, middle and high school students

Visionary Youth

$15000

Second payment of a two-year $30,000 grant providing staffing support for this organization providing free haircuts and items at community events and programming for families and youth experiencing poverty

Yazda (Yazidi Cultural Center)

$7500

First payment of a two-year $15,000 general-operating grant for the Yazidi Cultural Center, providing education and services to Lincoln’s Yazidi community

Total $1,322,100