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

ACLU Nebraska Foundation, Inc.

$10000

Continued general-operating and staffing support for work focused on Nebraska’s prison system and prisoners’ and ex-felons’ civil rights and liberties

Center for Rural Affairs

$20000

In support of civic-engagement work among Latinos in Nebraska and development of town-hall forums in the Lincoln area

Center for Rural Affairs

$20000

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

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

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

Common Cause Education Fund (Nebraska)

$20000

Final payment of a two-year $40,000 grant to support the general operations of this watchdog organization in Nebraska that works to keep government accountable to all citizens

Community CROPS

$7500

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

Community CROPS

$15000

To support strategic planning for this organization that works to help the community grow and enjoy healthy, local food

Leadership Lincoln, Inc.

$20000

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

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

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

Leadership Lincoln, Inc.

$10000

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

Legal Aid of Nebraska

$110000

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

Legal Aid of Nebraska

$10000

Final payment of a three-year $50,000 grant for a new Access to Justice Self-Help Center in downtown Lincoln to be staffed by Legal Aid attorneys and open three afternoons a week

Legal Aid of Nebraska

$160000

First payment of a three-year $480,000 grant for UPLIFT, to provide legal services to clients through 4 Lincoln cultural centers

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

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

Nebraska Bicycling Alliance

$10000

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

Nebraska Bicycling Alliance

$10000

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

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 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 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

Nebraskans for Civic Reform

$20000

Final payment of a two-year $40,000 grant toward a new position focusing on protecting voting rights for all Nebraskans

OpenSky Policy Institute

$20000

For general-operating expenses of this organization working to expand economic opportunity for all Nebraskans by promoting public discussion and informed action through research, analysis and outreach

OpenSky Policy Institute

$10000

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

Outlinc, Inc.

$20000

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

Stand for Schools

$15000

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

Stand for Schools

$15000

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

The Mediation Center

$15000

To boost this organization’s capacity to provide mediation between victims and juvenile offenders

The Mediation Center

$9500

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

VolunteerLinc

$20000

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

VolunteerLinc

$15000

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

VolunteerLinc

$20000

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

Total $4,092,000