Current Grants

Grants Approved - May 2018

Crane River Theater, Kearney: $5,000
Toward operating support for the 2018 season of theatrical productions and arts education programs. 

Fresh Start: $15,000
For general operating support.

Girl Scouts - Spirit of Nebraska: $10,000
To expand the Refugee Outreach program to elementary schools in Lincoln. 

Lincoln Children’s Museum: $7,500
Support for outreach in collaboration with the Lincoln Public Schools Family Literacy program.

Lincoln Music Teachers Association: $5,000
For the Music Outreach Program.

LUX Center for the Arts: $15,000
Support for the Artist-in-Residence program.

Clyde Malone Community Center: $30,000
Toward general operating support. 

Multicultural Coalition, Grand Island: $12,000
Support for the Immigration Services Program (ISP), which will add immigration legal services for people in Central Nebraska.

National Audubon Society, Spring Creek Prairie, Denton: $12,000
For general operating support.

Nebraska Cultural Endowment: $15,000
Toward general operating support.

Nebraska Recycling Council: $9,795
Support for strategic planning.

Nebraska Writers Collective: $15,000
Challenge grant for Louder Than a Bomb (LTAB): Great Plains Youth Poetry Festival.

Rabble Mill: $20,000
For general operating support.

Sunrise Communications/KZUM Radio: $10,000
General operating support for KZUM.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education: $3,795
Support for a planning project to develop educational activities in the Prairie Corridor.

Grants Approved - March 2018

Bridges to Hope - $15,000
General operating support to provide donated furniture, clothing and household goods to men and women as they transition from correctional facilities back into the community.

Bright Lights - $10,000
General operating support.

Center for Legal Immigration Assistance - $15,000
Toward general operating to provide legal assistance to immigrants and refugees.

Child Advocacy Center - $15,000
Support for general operations of this agency that offers a safe, child-friendly environment for forensic interviews and medical evaluations for victims of child abuse, and provide advocacy and support for the child and their caregivers.

Community Services Fund - $6,000
Support for the 2018 campaign of this fundraising coalition, serving 64 diverse Nebraska nonprofit organizations.

Edgerton Education Foundation (Aurora, Nebraska) - $10,000
Support for the STEAM Ahead Scholarship program.

Flatwater Shakespeare Company - $5,000
For the 8th annual Flatwater Free Shakespeare summer tour presented in a variety of Lincoln parks.

Institute for Holocaust Education (Omaha, Nebraska) - $10,000
Support for state-wide work with teachers, students, and communities.

Lincoln Literacy - $12,500
Support for technology infrastructure and the integration of new technology innovations for students and teachers.

Lincoln Parks and Recreation Foundation, - $10,000
Toward a campaign feasibility study for the proposed Lincoln Botanical Garden.

Malcolm Parent Teacher Organization (Malcolm, Nebraska) - $5,000
To expand the existing playground at Westfall Elementary School to create an inclusive play area that encourages physical activity, cognitive development, and imagination for children of all abilities.

Mourning Hope Grief Center - $15,000
General operating support for this organization that provides programming and support to young people and their families in times of grief.

Nebraska Trails Foundation - $10,000
Toward construction of the South Bridge that spans Salt Creek tributary in Wilderness Park.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Jazz in June - $7,500
Support for the 2018 summer concert series.

Vision Maker Media - $5,000
Support for "We Are All Related," the 7th Biennial Vision Maker Film Festival, April 20-26, 2018 at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.

Wellbeing Initiative - $15,000
Toward the expansion of the peer training program.

YWCA Lincoln - $25,000
To support the new Finance Manager staff position.