Grants

Grants in Support of Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in 2021

Asian Community and Cultural Center

Amount
$30,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2021

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

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2021

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

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2021

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

Cedars Youth Services, Inc.

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2021

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

Center for Legal Immigration Assistance (aka CLIA)

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2021

First payment of a $40,000 grant for continued support of UPLIFT, to provide legal services through Lincoln cultural centers to undocumented individuals

CenterPointe, Inc.

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2021

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)

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2021

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

Civic Nebraska (Collective Impact Lincoln Phase 2)

Amount
$300,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2021

Second 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

Common Cause Nebraska Education Fund

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2021

Support of a public education campaign in Lancaster County to advocate for a fair and transparent redistricting process

Dimensions Educational Research Foundation

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2021

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

Educare of Lincoln, Inc.

Amount
$25,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2021

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

Amount
$30,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2021

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

Family Violence Council

Amount
$300,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2021

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.

Amount
$45,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2021

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

Friendship Home of Lincoln

Amount
$35,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2021

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.

Amount
$30,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2021

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

Amount
$30,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2021

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

Legal Aid of Nebraska

Amount
$110,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2021

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

Lincoln Community Playhouse, Inc.

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2021

Support of a new Community Relations, DEI and Education Director staff position

Lincoln Crossroads Festival

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2021

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

Lincoln Literacy Council

Amount
$165,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2021

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

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2021

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

Lux Center for the Arts

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2021

Support for the Artist in Residence program at this Lincoln community arts center

Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach, Inc.

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2021

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

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2021

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

Nebraska Children and Families Foundation

Amount
$15,000
Grants in Support of
Education, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2021

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

Amount
$30,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2021

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 Humanities Council (aka Humanities Nebraska)

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2021

First payment of a two-year $40,000 grant for staffing for this organization supporting humanities programming across Nebraska

Nebraska Repertory Theatre

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2021

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

Nebraska Writers Collective

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Arts and Culture, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2021

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

Neighborhoods, Inc. (dba NeighborWorks Lincoln)

Amount
$25,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2021

First payment of a two-year $50,000 grant for community-building staffing and projects focused on Lincoln’s Malone and Hawley neighborhoods

Rabble Mill

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2021

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

South of Downtown Community Development Organization

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Civic and Community, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2021

Support of paid neighborhood consultants to implement the South of Downtown Redevelopment and Strategic Plan in the Everett and Near South neighborhoods

The Set Me Free Project

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2021

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

Voices of Hope Lincoln, Inc.

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2021

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)

Amount
$10,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2021

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

YWCA of Lincoln

Amount
$20,000
Grants in Support of
Human Services, Grants in Alphabetic Order
Awarded in
2021

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