Grants

Awarded in 2020

Arts and Culture $80,000

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

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

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

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

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

Civic and Community $780,000

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

Education $300,000

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

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

Human Services $426,750

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Other $10,000

Grants in Alphabetic Order $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: $3,291,500