Woods Charitable Fund only accepts applications from non-profit organizations serving Lincoln, Nebraska, that have communicated with us and have been asked to complete an online application. 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 inquiry 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.

Inquiry Deadline Submission Dates Notification Dates
April 15 April 15 to 30 November
October 15 October 15 to 31 May

Organizations that have inquired will be notified on or shortly after the inquiry 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 the annual Breakthrough Initiative Grants is available here.