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

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

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

Lincoln YWCA

$10000

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

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

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 $598,100