Grants

Grants in Support of Grants in Alphabetic Order

2016 $1,137,700

ACLU Nebraska Foundation, Inc.

Amount
$5,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

For a promotional project marking the 50th anniversary of the organization

Asian Community & Cultural Center

Amount
$25,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

First payment of a two-year $45,000 grant for general operations of this cultural center supporting Lincoln’s Asian community

Boys and Girls Clubs of Lincoln Lancaster County

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

Continued general-operating support as the organization renovates and expands its location at Park Middle School

Bright Lights, Inc.

Amount
$8,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

General-operating support for summer academic and enrichment courses for elementary- and middle-school students

CASA for Lancaster County

Amount
$12,500
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

First payment of a two-year $22,500 grant to support a new development director position

Cedars Youth Services

Amount
$30,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

For its Bridges Transitional Living Program supervised program for youth ages 16-21

Center for People in Need

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

First payment of a two-year $30,000 grant to increase fiscal staffing

Colonel Mustard Amateur Attic Theatre Company

Amount
$5,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

General-operating support of this performing-arts group based in the Near South neighborhood of Lincoln

Dimensions Educational Research Foundation

Amount
$50,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

In support of an outdoor classroom at the Cedars Northbridge Early Childhood Development Center

Educare of Lincoln

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

For before- and after-school care for research-based childcare and preschool program

Fiesta Mexicana of the Heartlands, Lincoln, NE

Amount
$5,700
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

support of general operations, strategic planning and leadership development for this Mexican ballet folklorico dance troupe

Flatwater Shakespeare Company

Amount
$12,500
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

First payment of a two-year $25,000 grant to support operational expenses as the performing-arts organization completes strategic planning

Food Bank of Lincoln, Inc.

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

Second payment of a two-year $40,000 grant to support markets providing nonperishable foods, baked goods and fresh produce at two Lincoln high schools

Fresh Start, Inc.

Amount
$19,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

General-operating support for this organization that serves homeless women

Girl Scouts – Spirit of Nebraska

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

For outreach programs serving girls in Lincoln and Lancaster County

Hear Nebraska

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

Third-year general-operating support for this organization supporting live music and culture in Lincoln and across Nebraska

Heartland Big Brothers-Big Sisters

Amount
$30,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

General operating for this organization that coordinates and supports mentoring relationships for at-risk children

Karen Society of Nebraska, Inc.

Amount
$5,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

First payment of a two-year $8,500 grant for an office coordinator position for this organization supporting Karen refugees in Lincoln

Leadership Lincoln, Inc.

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

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

Legal Aid of Nebraska

Amount
$25,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

General-operating support for civil legal services provided in Lincoln

Lincoln Arts Council

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

For coordination of Art Makes Me SmArt, which provides arts programming at Lincoln schools

Lincoln Bike Kitchen

Amount
$8,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

General-operating and leadership support for this organization providing bikes and bike repair for adults and children

Lincoln Children’s Museum

Amount
$1,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

First payment of a two-year $2,000 grant for staffing of clubs at Lincoln elementary schools’ Community Learning Centers

Lincoln Community Foundation, Inc.

Amount
$1,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

Toward the production of an updated “Vital Signs” report about Lincoln

Lincoln Housing Charities

Amount
$4,500
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

Third-year support of Expanding Horizons, a summer enrichment program

Lincoln Lancaster County Child Advocacy Center

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

Second payment of a two-year $30,000 grant to support a new Training and Prevention Director position for this agency that provides a safe, neutral location for conducting forensic interviews of victims of child abuse

Lincoln Literacy Council

Amount
$30,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

First payment of a two-year $60,000 grant to support general operations of this organization that teaches English language and literacy skills

Lincoln Orchestra Association

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

In support of a partnership providing tickets and education for families in the Lincoln Public Schools’ Family Literacy Program attending the Orchestra’s two Family Concerts in the 2016-17 season

Lincoln Public Schools (Community LINKS programs)

Amount
$94,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

Second payment of a three-year $220,000 grant in support of Community LINKS, a collaboration of student services provided by community organizations, teachers and staff members to help Lincoln High School freshmen and sophomores at risk of dropping out

Lincoln YWCA

Amount
$25,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

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

Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska, Inc.

Amount
$25,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

First payment of a two-year $45,000 grant for mental-health therapist positions for children at the new Health 360 Integrated Care Clinic in Lincoln

Lux Center for the Arts

Amount
$25,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

Second payment of a two-year $50,000 grant in support of an Operations Manager for this arts center

Malone Community Center

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

For a summer program at Culler Middle School

Malone Community Center

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

General-operating support for this cultural center serving Lincoln’s African-American community

Malone Community Center

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

In support of a new full-time position to lead the Center’s out-of-school programming

Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach, Inc.

Amount
$27,500
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

First payment of a two-year $55,000 grant to support a new director of business & finance position

Meadowlark Music Festival

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

To support this chamber music organization’s 2017 summer music festival

Mid-America Arts Alliance

Amount
$8,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

To support training workshops in Lincoln for Nebraskan artists and arts organizations

Mourning Hope

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

For outreach services at Lincoln Public Schools for grieving children

Nebraska Art Association

Amount
$5,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

General-operating support

Nebraska Bicycling Alliance

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

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

Nebraska Brass, Inc.

Amount
$2,500
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

In support of educational outreach programming

Nebraska Writers Collective

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

For “Louder Than A Bomb” performance poetry program in Lincoln schools

Nebraskans for Civic Reform

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

Support for the legal director of voting rights position

Neighborhoods, Inc. (dba NeighborWorks Lincoln)

Amount
$30,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

First payment of a two-year $60,000 grant to support staffing for community-building and neighborhood project development

Northeast Family Resource Center

Amount
$12,500
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

For quality assessment and accreditation of its Early Learning Center

OpenSky Policy Institute

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

For temporary staffing to research fiscal aspects of health-related topics

Outlinc, Inc.

Amount
$6,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

Toward purchase of a donor/volunteer database system

Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

For programming to bring Lincoln Public Schools students to Spring Creek Prairie in spring and summer 2017

TeamMates Mentoring Program

Amount
$5,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

Second payment of a two-year $15,000 grant to assist with development of a research project to improve the organization’s recruitment and retention of mentors

UNL Center on Children, Families and the Law

Amount
$12,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

First payment of a two-year $24,000 grant to conduct and study meetings intended to improve communication between birth parents and caretakers of children in temporary custody

UNL Department of Psychology

Amount
$25,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

Second payment of a three-year $65,000 grant in support of Project SAFE, a clinical research and treatment program for sexually abused children and their families that works with the Lincoln Lancaster County Child Advocacy Center

UNL Great Plains Art Museum

Amount
$8,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

For the “Contemporary Indigeneity: Spiritual Borderlands” exhibition

UNL Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools

Amount
$30,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

Second payment of a three-year $80,000 grant in support of its program, Building Bridges Through Relationships, to increase student engagement and motivation among Lincoln Northeast and Lincoln High School freshmen at risk of dropping out

Voices for Children in Nebraska

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

For website and interactive presentation of “Kids Count in Nebraska” report

Voices of Hope Lincoln, Inc.

Amount
$35,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

Continued support to expand capacity and staffing for work with threat assessment teams in Lincoln for this agency that assists and advocates for victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault

VolunteerLinc

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

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

Wellbeing Initiative, Inc.

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2016

To support staffing at The Orchard, a drop-in center for adults with mental health challenges

2017 $1,726,800

ACLU Nebraska Foundation, Inc.

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

For criminal-justice reform and re-entry programming

Asian Community & Cultural Center

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

Second payment of a two-year $45,000 grant for general operations of this cultural center supporting Lincoln’s Asian community

Bay Lincoln (The Bay)

Amount
$34,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

General-operating support for this youth organization providing outreach and more

Bridges to Hope

Amount
$5,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

Capacity-building support for this organization serving those recently released from incarceration

Camp Summergold, Inc.

Amount
$7,500
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

For support of leadership and capacity of this summer camp program for girls

CASA for Lancaster County

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

Second payment of a two-year $22,500 grant to support a new development director position

Cedars Youth Services

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

First payment of a two-year $40,000 grant to support its Early Childhood Prevention Program

Center for People in Need, Inc.

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

Second payment of a two-year $30,000 grant to increase fiscal staffing

Center for Rural Affairs

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

General-operating support for this organization advocating for rural communities

City of Lincoln, Lincoln Police Department

Amount
$25,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

First payment of a three-year $75,000 grant to support staffing for Human Trafficking preventention and deterrence projects

Common Cause Nebraska Education Fund

Amount
$12,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

For publication of “Know Your Rights” education on Nebraska’s Sunshine Laws

Disability Rights Nebraska

Amount
$40,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

First payment of a three-year $100,000 grant to support the Inclusive Education Lay Advocacy project in Lincoln

Flatwater Shakespeare Company

Amount
$12,500
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

Second payment of a two-year $25,000 grant to support operational expenses of this performing-arts organization

Girl Scouts – Spirit of Nebraska

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

For outreach programs serving refugee girls in Lincoln schools and community centers

Good Neighbor Community Center, Inc.

Amount
$40,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

First payment of a two-year $80,0000 grant to support MENA Hope programming for families from the Middle East and North Africa

Guidance to Success Youth Club

Amount
$9,500
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

General-operating support for this organization serving at-risk youth

Hear Nebraska, Inc.

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

General-operating support for this organization supporting live music and culture in Lincoln and across Nebraska

Heartland Big Brothers-Big Sisters (PRI)

Amount
$40,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

A program-related investment to support this youth mentorship organization

Karen Society of Nebraska, Inc.

Amount
$3,500
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

Second payment of a two-year $8,500 grant for an office coordinator position for this organization supporting Karen refugees in Lincoln

Leadership Lincoln, Inc.

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

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

Lincoln Children’s Museum

Amount
$1,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

Second payment of a two-year $2,000 grant for staffing of clubs at Lincoln elementary schools’ Community Learning Centers

Lincoln Friends of Chamber Music, Inc.

Amount
$7,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

For audience development through education and nontraditional programming

Lincoln Literacy Council (dba Lincoln Literacy)

Amount
$30,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

Second payment of a two-year $60,000 grant to support general operations of this organization that teaches English language and literacy skills

Lincoln Medical Education Partnership

Amount
$7,250
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

In support of School Community Intervention and Prevention capacity needs

Lincoln Public Schools (Community LINKS program)

Amount
$94,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

Third payment of a three-year $220,000 grant in support of Community LINKS, a collaboration of student services provided by community organizations, teachers and staff members to help Lincoln High School freshmen and sophomores at risk of dropping out

Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska, Inc.

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

Second payment of a two-year $45,000 grant for mental-health therapist positions for children at the new Health 360 Integrated Care Clinic in Lincoln

Lux Center for the Arts

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

For the 2018 Lux Artists in Residence program

Malone Community Center

Amount
$25,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

General-operating support for this cultural center serving Lincoln’s African-American community

Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach, Inc.

Amount
$27,500
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

Second payment of a two-year $55,000 grant to support a new director of business & finance position

Nebraska Bicycling Alliance

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

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

Nebraska Brass, Inc.

Amount
$5,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

In support of its 30th anniversary season and programming

Nebraska Civic Engagement Table

Amount
$30,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

Second payment of a three-year $90,000 grant for this advocacy organization

Nebraska Writers Collective

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

For “Louder Than A Bomb” performance poetry program in Lincoln schools

Nebraskans for Civic Reform (now Civic Nebraska)

Amount
$375,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

First payment of a three-year $1.175 million grant to support the Collective Impact Lincoln project

Neighborhoods, Inc. (dba NeighborWorks Lincoln)

Amount
$30,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

Second payment of a two-year $60,000 grant to support staffing for community-building and neighborhood project development

Nonprofit Hub Foundation

Amount
$40,000
Grants in Support of
Miscellaneous, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

Support for the development of a Resource Center serving Lincoln nonprofits

Outlinc, Inc.

Amount
$5,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

General-operating funds for this organization supporting Lincoln’s LGBTQ+ community

Released and Restored, Inc.

Amount
$30,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

For life skills and re-entry programs for the formerly incarcerated

St. Monica’s Home

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

General-operating support for this organization helping women with behavioral health and/or substance abuse issues

The Bridge Behavioral Health, Inc.

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

Second payment of a two-year $40,000 grant to support staffing to increase outpatient programming

UNL Department of Psychology

Amount
$16,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

Third payment of a three-year $65,000 grant in support of Project SAFE, a clinical research and treatment program for sexually abused children and their families working with the Lincoln Lancaster County Child Advocacy Center

UNL Lied Center for Performing Arts

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

Educational programming with “Seedfolks” play presentation

UNL Nebraska Repertory Theatre

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

General-operating support for this professional regional theater

Vision Maker Media

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

First payment of a two-year $30,000 grant to support Vision Maker Media Film Festivals

Voices of Hope of Lincoln, Inc. (PRI)

Amount
$100,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

A program-related investment to support this organization serving victims of domestic violence and sexual assault

VolunteerLinc

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

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

Willard Community Center Corp.

Amount
$30,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

General-operating support during the community center’s renovation

Youth Actors Academy of Lincoln, Inc.

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

General-operating support for this youth educational theater

YWCA of Lincoln

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2017

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

2018 $1,636,500

ACLU Nebraska Foundation, Inc.

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

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

Belmont Community Center, Inc.

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

Operating expenses for this neighborhood center offering preschool, before- and after-school and summer programming for Lincoln’s Belmont neighborhood

Cedars Youth Services

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

Second payment of a two-year $40,000 grant to support its Early Childhood Prevention Program

Center for Legal Immigration Assistance (UPLIFT project)

Amount
$40,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

First payment of a three-year $120,000 grant for UPLIFT, to provide legal services through 4 Lincoln cultural centers to undocumented individuals

Center for People in Need, Inc.

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

Support of classes for English Language Learners

CenterPointe, Inc.

Amount
$11,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

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

City of Lincoln, Lincoln Police Department

Amount
$25,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

Second payment of a three-year $75,000 grant to support staffing for Human Trafficking prevention and deterrence projects

Community CROPS

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

Support of the Yazidi Farmer Outreach Program

Dimensions Educational Research Foundation

Amount
$40,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

Support of a Nature Explore outdoor classroom at a new Lincoln early-childhood center

Downtown Lincoln Foundation

Amount
$17,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

For funding of a visual and performing arts festival in downtown Lincoln in September 2019

El Centro de las Americas

Amount
$16,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

First payment of a two-year $30,000 grant for family support services by this cultural center serving Lincoln’s Hispanic/Latino population

Family Health Services, Inc.

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

To expand hours, outreach and marketing for services to adolescents and others at this agency’s Lincoln clinic

Flatwater Shakespeare Company

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

Continued general-operating support for this performing-arts organization

Food Bank of Lincoln, Inc.

Amount
$25,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

First payment of a two-year $45,000 grant for markets providing food and fresh produce at Lincoln middle and high schools

Fresh Start, Inc.

Amount
$21,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

General-operating support for this shelter and transitional program for homeless women

Friendship Home of Lincoln

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

Staffing support of single-family units for this organization providing shelter for domestic-violence victims

Girl Scouts – Spirit of Nebraska

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

Continued support of outreach programs serving refugee girls in Lincoln schools and community centers

Good Neighbor Community Center, Inc.

Amount
$40,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

Second payment of a two-year $80,0000 grant to support MENA Hope programming for families from the Middle East and North Africa

Guidance to Success Youth Club

Amount
$25,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

General-operating support of this organization providing programming and resources for at-risk youth

Lead Up

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

Support for this organization that provides peer-led programming to connect college and career for high school students

Legal Aid of Nebraska

Amount
$160,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

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

Lincoln Arts Council

Amount
$25,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

First payment of a two-year $50,000 grant to support coordination of arts programming at Lincoln schools and other outreach

Lincoln Bike Kitchen

Amount
$8,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

Operating expenses for this organization providing bikes and bike repair for adults and children

Lincoln Community Foundation, Inc.

Amount
$5,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

Support of Lincoln Vital Signs report 2019

Lincoln Literacy Council (dba Lincoln Literacy)

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

Continued general-operating support of this organization that teaches English language and literacy skills

Lincoln Orchestra Association

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

In support of a partnership providing tickets and education for families in the Lincoln Public Schools’ Family Literacy Program and for people served by nonprofits

Malone Community Center

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

General-operating support for this cultural center serving Lincoln’s African-American community and Malone neighborhood

Mourning Hope

Amount
$50,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

First payment of two-year $100,000 general-operating grant for this organization that serves grieving children and families

Nebraska Civic Engagement Table

Amount
$30,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

Third payment of a three-year $90,000 grant for this advocacy organization

Nebraska Cultural Endowment (general operations)

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

Support of operations of this endowment that matches funds pledged from the State of Nebraska to support arts and humanities programming across the state

Nebraska Writers Collective

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

Continued support for “Louder Than A Bomb” performance poetry program in Lincoln schools

NET Foundation for Television

Amount
$5,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

Support of a series of educational literacy workshops for high-need Lincoln families using Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) curriculum

Omaha Performing Arts Society

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

To support participation of Lancaster County students in the Nebraska High School Theatre Awards program

Projecto Cultural

Amount
$3,500
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

General-operating support for this organization providing Hispanic cultural programming including the Grupo Folklorico Sangre Azteca youth dance group

Rabble Mill

Amount
$30,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

For data tracking and operations for this organization providing life and professional skills for Lincoln at-risk youth

South of Downtown Community Development Organization

Amount
$30,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

Second payment of a three-year $90,000 grant to support staffing for this organization developing Lincoln’s Near South and Everett neighborhoods

Stand for Schools

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

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

The Set Me Free Project

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

For prevention education on the dangers of human trafficking and social media safety for Lincoln elementary, middle and high school students

UNL Center on Children, Families and the Law

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

For training with State of Nebraska Health and Human Services Child Protection and Safety workers

Voices of Hope of Lincoln, Inc.

Amount
$25,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

Continued support of work with Lincoln threat assessment teams centered on domestic-violence victims and families

VolunteerLinc

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2018

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

2019 $1,529,200

Bridges to Hope

Amount
$16,600
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

Support of a staff position for this organization providing household goods, clothing and more to those re-entering society after incarceration

Bright Lights

Amount
$5,100
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

To support a strategic plan for this organization that provides summer academic and enrichment courses for elementary- and middle-school students

CASA for Lancaster County

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

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

Cause Collective

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

Two grants of $5,000 to support work with nonprofit executives on succession planning

Center for Legal Immigration Assistance

Amount
$40,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

Second payment of a three-year $120,000 grant for UPLIFT, to provide legal services through Lincoln cultural centers to undocumented individuals

Center for People in Need, Inc.

Amount
$6,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

General-operating support of this organization providing services and programs to low-income people that address their basic needs

Center for Rural Affairs

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

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

CenterPointe, Inc.

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

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

City of Lincoln, Lincoln Police Department

Amount
$25,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

Third and final payment of a three-year $75,000 grant to support staffing for Human Trafficking prevention and deterrence projects

Civic Nebraska (Civic Health program manager)

Amount
$25,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

Second and final payment of a two-year $50,000 grant to support staffing and expansion of civic health programming

Civic Nebraska (Collective Impact Lincoln)

Amount
$400,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

Third and final payment of a three-year $1.175 million grant to support the Collective Impact Lincoln project

Disability Rights Nebraska

Amount
$40,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

Second 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

Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation

Amount
$7,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

For the Apostle Islands Area Community Fund in support of Madeline Island, Wis.

El Centro de las Americas

Amount
$14,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

Second and final payment of a two-year $30,000 grant for family support services by this cultural center serving Lincoln’s Hispanic/Latino population

Families Inspiring Families

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

For support of a theatrical production in spring 2020 to share the stories of people who have experienced trauma, court involvement and/or family violence

Flatwater Shakespeare Company

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

Continued general-operating support for this performing-arts organization

Food Bank of Lincoln, Inc. (general operating)

Amount
$6,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

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

Food Bank of Lincoln, Inc. (school markets)

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

Second and final payment of a two-year $45,000 grant for markets providing food and fresh produce at Lincoln middle and high schools

Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

To support a strategic business plan for its Spark summer programming

Girls Code Lincoln

Amount
$5,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

For operational and planning expenses for this organization providing computer coding classes and workshops

Girls Incorporated of Omaha

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

For support of the Eureka program providing a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum for Lincoln girls in grades 8-12 with community partners

HopeSpoke

Amount
$35,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

Continued support of the organization’s ability to hire and retain quality staff

Inclusive Communities

Amount
$8,500
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

In support of Lincoln high-school students and staff participating in IncluCity Leadership Camp, to help students appreciate differences and reduce acts of violence

Leadership Lincoln, Inc.

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

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

Legal Aid of Nebraska (Housing Justice project)

Amount
$25,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

Support of a Lincoln attorney specializing in housing legal issues for the organization’s Housing Justice Project

Legal Aid of Nebraska (UPLIFT project)

Amount
$160,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

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

Lincoln Arts Council

Amount
$25,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

Second payment of a two-year $50,000 grant to support coordination of arts programming at Lincoln schools and other outreach

Lincoln Housing Charities

Amount
$5,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

Support of Expanding Horizons, a free summer enrichment program for children in Lincoln’s Air Park neighborhood

Lincoln Lancaster County Habitat for Humanity

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

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 Medical Education Partnership

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

For the School Community Intervention and Prevention program, which supports students’ mental, behavioral and emotional health

Lincoln Public Schools (STEM Ecosystem project)

Amount
$5,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

For work with a national consultant organization on a strategic planning to coordinate a STEM Ecosystem for Lincoln

Lincoln Public Schools (TCA Summer Academy)

Amount
$30,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

First payment of a three-year $75,000 grant to support a summer career-focused program for incoming ninth-graders at The Career Academy

Madonna Foundation

Amount
$27,500
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

Support of renovations and conversion of the Thomas C. Woods III House

Mourning Hope

Amount
$50,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

Second and final payment of two-year $100,000 general-operating grant for this organization that serves grieving children and families

Nebraska Children and Families Foundation

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

For the Learn and Earn to Achieve Potential (LEAP) youth education and employment initiative in collaboration with the HUB Central Access Point for Young Adults

Nebraska Civic Engagement Table

Amount
$30,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

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

Nebraska Cultural Endowment

Amount
$6,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

Support of this endowment that matches funds pledged from the State of Nebraska to support arts and humanities programming across the state

Nebraska Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Coalition

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

First payment of a two-year $20,000 grant for an advocacy and empowerment program focused on high-school youth

Nebraska Human Resources Research Foundation, Inc.

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

Continued support of an administrative position at this leadership development and mentoring program for college students

OpenSky Policy Institute

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

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

Released and Restored, Inc.

Amount
$55,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

A two-year grant to support empowerment programming provided to women from Community Corrections Center – Lincoln

South of Downtown Community Development Organization

Amount
$30,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

Third and final payment of a three-year $90,000 grant to support staffing for this organization developing Lincoln’s Near South and Everett neighborhoods

Stand for Schools

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

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

The Mediation Center

Amount
$9,500
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

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

The Set Me Free Project

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

Continued support of prevention education on the dangers of human trafficking and social media safety for Lincoln elementary, middle and high school students

Vision Maker Media

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

Second payment of a two-year $30,000 grant for staffing support of the Vision Maker Film Festivals in 2018 and 2020, which showcase stories of Native People

Willard Community Center Corp.

Amount
$13,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

To support staffing and expenses for youth and summer programming at this west Lincoln community center

ynpnLNK

Amount
$5,000
Grants in Support of
Other, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

Support of start-up expenses for this Lincoln chapter of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network

YWCA of Lincoln

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2019

General-operating support and support of social-justice initiatives for this organization working to eliminate racism and empower women

2015 $1,360,000

Asian Community and Cultural Center

Amount
$25,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

For general-operating support for this cultural center dedicated to serving the needs of Lincoln’s Asian community

Boys and Girls Clubs of Lincoln Lancaster County

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

For general-operating support as the organization renovates and expands its location at Park Middle School

Bridge Behavioral Health, Inc.

Amount
$25,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

First payment of a two-year $40,000 grant to add a new Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor position at this center specializing in treatment of alcoholism and drug addiction

Center for Legal Immigration Assistance

Amount
$50,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

To increase staffing at this organization that provides affordable legal services to immigrants and refugees in the Lincoln area

Center for Rural Affairs

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

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

CenterPointe, Inc.

Amount
$8,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

For continued support of a Development Associate position for this organization helping homeless and low-income people with mental-health and substance-abuse issues

Common Cause Education Fund (Nebraska)

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

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

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

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

Community Development Resources (CDR)

Amount
$100,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

Pass-through support for start-up costs to create a new low-income federal credit union in Lincoln

Disability Rights Nebraska

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

To assist production of an Inclusive Education Advocacy Institute, a workshop to promote inclusive education for all children in preschool through middle school

El Centro de las Americas

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

Final payment of a two-year $25,000 grant for family support services of this cultural center serving Lincoln’s Hispanic/Latino population and the community

Family Health Services

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

In support of a program providing long-term reversible contraception for low-income women at the agency’s Lincoln clinic

Food Bank of Lincoln, Inc.

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

First payment of a two-year $40,000 grant to support markets providing nonperishable foods, baked goods and fresh produce at two Lincoln high schools

Foundation for Lincoln City Libraries

Amount
$18,000
Grants in Support of
Miscellaneous, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

For the addition of a staff position for this organization that supports Lincoln’s public libraries

Friends of the Haymarket Theatre

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

For general-operating and staffing support of this organization providing live theater and youth performing arts education programs

Friends of Woods Tennis, Inc.

Amount
$200,000
Grants in Support of
Miscellaneous, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

Toward its capital campaign to replace the “bubbles” at Woods Park with a permanent indoor tennis facility

Good Neighbor Community Center

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

Final payment of a two-year $40,000 grant to support the MENA Hope Project to help Lincoln’s immigrants and refugees from the Middle East and North Africa

Hear Nebraska

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

Second-year general-operating support for this organization supporting live music and culture in Lincoln and across Nebraska

Heartland Big Brothers Big Sisters

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

Second-year support of an intensive mentoring program for 3rd-, 4th- and 5th-grade students at two Lincoln schools

Legal Aid of Nebraska

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

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

Lincoln and Lancaster County Child Guidance Center, Inc.

Amount
$45,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

For the addition of a full-time therapist for this organization that provides child-centered, family-focused mental health services

Lincoln Community Playhouse, Inc.

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

Continued general-operating support for outreach and education

Lincoln Housing Charities (Expanding Horizons)

Amount
$5,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

Second-year support of Expanding Horizons, a summer enrichment program for children in Lincoln’s Air Park neighborhood

Lincoln Lancaster County Child Advocacy Center

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

First payment of a two-year $30,000 grant to support a new Training and Prevention Director position for this agency that provides a safe, neutral location for conducting forensic interviews of victims of child abuse

Lincoln Orchestra Association

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

In support of a partnership providing tickets and education for families in the Lincoln Public Schools’ Family Literacy Program attending the Orchestra’s two Family Concerts in the 2015-16 season

Lincoln Public Schools (Community LINKS programs)

Amount
$32,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

First payment of a three-year $220,000 grant in support of Community LINKS, a collaboration of student services provided by community organizations, teachers and staff members to help Lincoln High School freshmen and sophomores at risk of dropping out

Lincoln Public Schools (Family Literacy Program)

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

Final payment of a three-year $30,000 grant in support of the Family Literacy Program, which integrates literacy training for parents with their children’s LPS education

Lux Center for the Arts

Amount
$25,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

First payment of a two-year $50,000 grant in support of an Operations Manager for this arts center

Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA)

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

For production of Video Profiles of Nebraska Artists, a project to profile Nebraska artists and incorporate the videos into the statewide fine arts teaching standards for K-12 students

Nebraska Children and Families Foundation

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

Second-year support of Project Everlast, a program helping Lincoln invest resources strategically for teens about to age out of foster care

Nebraska Jazz Orchestra, Inc.

Amount
$7,500
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

In support of the Jazz Orchestra’s upcoming 40th anniversary season

Nebraskans for Civic Reform

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

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

Nonprofit Hub Foundation

Amount
$35,000
Grants in Support of
Miscellaneous, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

Toward development of a co-working space for nonprofit organizations in downtown Lincoln

Northeast Family Resource Center

Amount
$5,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

Support for the organization’s Academy of Rock concert series and festival

OpenSky Policy Institute

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

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

Produce from the Heart

Amount
$30,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

General-operating support for this organization that collects and distributes excess produce to food-insecure populations

Ruth Davidson Hahn & Company

Amount
$1,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

Start-up support for this organization’s Dance for Parkinson’s program, offering dance and movement classes to people with Parkinson’s disease and their families

Seniors Foundation

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

A challenge grant to support a new Executive Director position for this organization assisting Southeast Nebraska’s Aging Partners agency

Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

Continued support of the Center’s summer educational programming for Lincoln’s youth

St. Monica’s Home

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

To assist with start-up costs to launch a substance-abuse treatment program for adolescent girls at this behavioral health treatment organization dedicated to serving women

Tabitha Foundation

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

In support of a new volunteer management system for Tabitha Inc., which provides elder care services

TeamMates Mentoring Program

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

First payment of a two-year $15,000 grant to assist with development of a research project to improve the organization’s recruitment and retention of mentors

The Madonna Foundation

Amount
$5,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

Final payment of a two-year $15,000 grant to support Kit’s Academy Therapeutic Learning Classroom, which helps children who have had an accident or illness continue their schoolwork during recovery and learn strategies to aid their return to school

The Mediation Center

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

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

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Department of Psychology

Amount
$24,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

First payment of a three-year $65,000 grant in support of Project SAFE, a clinical research and treatment program for sexually abused children and their families that works with the Lincoln Lancaster County Child Advocacy Center

UNL-Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Families, Youth and Schools

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

First payment of a three-year $80,000 grant in support of its program, Building Bridges Through Relationships, to increase student engagement and motivation among Lincoln Northeast and Lincoln High School freshmen at risk of dropping out

Vision Maker Media

Amount
$5,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

Support for the Vision Maker Film Festival in March 2016, which showcases stories of Native Americans and provides related educational resources for teachers, students and the community

Voices for Children in Nebraska

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

To provide transitional support of the Executive Director position for this statewide organization advocating for children’s well-being

Voices of Hope Lincoln, Inc.

Amount
$35,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

To expand capacity and staffing for work with threat assessment teams in Lincoln for this agency that assists and advocates for victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault

Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial and Education Foundation

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

In support of a Program/Development Coordinator for this organization that promotes appreciation and understanding of the life and works of author Willa Cather

Woods Hall Craft Shop

Amount
$30,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

Final payment of a three-year $100,000 matching challenge grant for a capital campaign to build a new sales hall for this organization that sells art and crafts created by year-round residents of Madeline Island, Wis.

YMCA of Lincoln

Amount
$40,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2015

To support the organization’s work as a lead agency directing Community Learning Centers at four Lincoln public elementary and middle schools

2020 $1,645,750

ACLU Nebraska Foundation, Inc.

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2020

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

Asian Community and Cultural Center (citizenship programming)

Amount
$70,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2020

A collaborative grant with El Centro de las Americas to provide education and legal immigration services for clients studying to become U.S. citizens

Bridges to Hope

Amount
$25,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2020

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

Center for Legal Immigration Assistance (UPLIFT project)

Amount
$40,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2020

Third and final payment of a three-year $120,000 grant for UPLIFT, to provide legal services through Lincoln cultural centers to undocumented individuals

Civic Nebraska

Amount
$300,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2020

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

Amount
$7,500
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2020

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

Dimensions Educational Research Foundation

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2020

First payment of a two-year $25,000 grant to support staff development for Lincoln early-childhood care professionals

Disability Rights Nebraska

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2020

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

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Grants in Alphabetic Order, Response to COVID-19
Awarded in
2020

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

Amount
$30,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2020

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

Food Bank of Lincoln, Inc.

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2020

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

Girl Scouts-Spirit of Nebraska

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2020

Support of a summer program for girls in its outreach programming at Lincoln Public Schools

Good Neighbor Community Center, Inc. (general operating)

Amount
$30,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2020

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

HUB Central Access Point for Young Adults

Amount
$30,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2020

Operating support for this organization serving youth transitioning to adulthood who are disconnected from family and the community

Leadership Lincoln, Inc.

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2020

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

Legal Aid of Nebraska (Housing Justice project)

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2020

Continued support of a Lincoln attorney specializing in housing legal issues for the organization’s Housing Justice Project

Legal Aid of Nebraska (UPLIFT project)

Amount
$160,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2020

Third and final payment of a three-year $480,000 grant for UPLIFT, to provide legal services through Lincoln cultural centers

Lincoln Arts Council

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2020

Support of arts programming with Lincoln community and nonprofit organizations

Lincoln Community Foundation, Inc.

Amount
$5,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2020

In support of the Lincoln Vital Signs communitywide data report for 2022

Lincoln Lancaster County Habitat for Humanity, Inc.

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2020

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

Amount
$200,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2020

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

Lincoln Medical Education Partnership

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2020

Support for the School Community Intervention and Prevention program to provide mental, behavioral and emotional health care for students

Lux Center for the Arts

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2020

Support of educational outreach at this Lincoln arts center

Malone Community Center (general operating)

Amount
$12,500
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2020

Operating support for this organization serving Lincoln’s African-American community and the Malone neighborhood

Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach, Inc.

Amount
$25,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2020

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

Mental Health Association of Nebraska

Amount
$30,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2020

Staffing support for the Living Room project, which provides a mental-health respite location with the REAL peer-support program

Nebraska Civic Engagement Table

Amount
$30,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2020

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

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2020

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

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2020

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

Northeast Family Resource Center

Amount
$9,000
Grants in Support of
Grants in Alphabetic Order, Response to COVID-19
Awarded in
2020

Support for increased staffing at its Lincoln Community Learning Center sites

Omaha Performing Arts Society

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2020

In support of Lancaster County students participating in the Nebraska High School Theater Academy program

Outlinc, Inc.

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2020

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

Rabble Mill

Amount
$30,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2020

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

South of Downtown Community Development Organization

Amount
$25,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2020

Support of a project to host a traveling exhibition addressing housing instability and coordination with community partners on events, exhibitions and conversations

St. Monica’s Home

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Grants in Alphabetic Order, Response to COVID-19
Awarded in
2020

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

The Set Me Free Project

Amount
$24,250
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2020

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

The Willa Cather Foundation

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2020

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

Voices of Hope Lincoln, Inc.

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2020

Support for sexual-assault advocacy services and technical needs

Yazda (Yazidi Cultural Center)

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2020

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

Total: $9,035,950