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Woods Charitable Fund only accepts applications from non-profit organizations serving Lincoln, Nebraska, that have completed a Letter of Intent (LOI) available in PDF and Word formats, and been invited to apply. Organizations seeking to renew previous grants also are required to contact the Fund before reapplying. Nonprofits new to the Fund are urged to reach out several weeks before the LOI deadline to provide ample time for learning about each other’s work. Please inquire early; last-minute inquiries on the deadline date are less likely to be invited to apply.

LOI deadline Proposal deadline Board decision
August 15 August 31 November
February 15 February 28 May

Organizations that have submitted an LOI will be notified on or shortly after the LOI deadline date if they are invited to complete a full application. They will then be emailed a link to the Fund’s online application portal. The application must be submitted online before the end of the deadline day or, if the deadline falls on a weekend, the deadline will defer to the following business day.

In cases of extreme emergency, Woods Charitable Fund will consider interim proposals of $10,000 or less outside the set timetable. Please contact WCF for more information.

Breakthrough Initiative Grants

The timetable for applying for Breakthrough Initiative Grants is available here.