Current Grants

Grants Approved - May 2017

ACLU of Nebraska - $15,000
Operating support for the protection and defense of civil rights and liberties for all Nebraskans.

Camp Summergold - $5,000
To provide tuition assistance and transportation for girls from Lincoln to attend the residential summer camp, located in Aurora, Nebraska, focused on the arts, STEM education and personal growth.

CEDARS Youth Services - $15,000
In support of the Bridges Transitional Living Program for at-risk youth, ages 16-24, who are homeless or who have aged out of the foster care system.

Friendship Home - $15,000
General operating support for the expansion of emergency shelter and supportive services for 2017.

Hear Nebraska - $10,000
General operating support for this organization that promotes Nebraska music and art through music journalism, education, and events.

Heartland Big Brothers Big Sisters - $10,000
General operating support.

Legal Aid of Nebraska - $10,000
General operating support for Lincoln activities.

Lincoln Bike Kitchen - $6,250
General operating funding to support rent, utilities, and the purchase of bike-specific tools for this organization that provides free bicycles, helmets, and bike repairs.

Lincoln Parks and Recreation Foundation - $5,500
In support for a free summer concert series at Union Plaza on Friday evenings, from June through October 2017.

Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA) - $4,050
To support a video documentary about David Stewart, "The Accidental Artist," highlighting his home and studio space in Hastings, Nebraska.

Nebraska Shakespeare - $5,000
General operating support for the 12th season of the statewide Shakespeare on Tour program.

Nebraskans for Civic Reform - $10,000
In support of the New American Civic Action Program to educate and engage immigrant and refugee populations in the civic process.

Prairie Loft Center for Outdoor and Agricultural Learning (Hastings, NE) - $10,000
General operating support for the Experiential Education Program to create cultural connections to people, food, and the land.

St. Monica's- $10,000
For general operating support.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska Repertory Theatre - $7,500
Support for the Nebraska Rep in its relaunch as a year-round professional theatre.

Grants Approved - March 2017

Child Guidance Center - $12,000
Toward general operating support, specifically for outpatient mental health services for children and families who are unable to pay.

Community Services Fund of Nebraska - $6,000
Support for the 2017 campaign of this fundraising coalition, serving 62 diverse Nebraska nonprofit organizations.

Institute for Holocaust Education - $10,000
Toward the staff position of Education Coordinator, to support training and professional development for teachers and programs and educational activities for students across Nebraska.

Lincoln Literacy - $10,000
General operating support.

Lux Center for the Arts - $15,000
Toward the annual Artist-In-Residence program.

Nature Conservancy - $10,000
Toward the purchase of the Uridil Tract, from the Crane Trust, one of the biggest single parcels left on the Central Platte.

Nebraska Appleseed - $10,000
Operating support for the Economic Justice Program, which will help improve the financial security and quality of life for low-income working families.

Nebraska Cultural Endowment - $15,000
General operating support.

Nebraska Folklife Network - $8,000
To support a fieldwork survey to document an average of 30 traditional artists, 10 each in three Natural Resource Districts (NRDs) in western Nebraska.

Nebraska Land Trust - $15,000
Operating support for 2017, to include land protection efforts in Nebraska's Pine Ridge and a new initiative in the Lower Platte Valley.

Seniors Foundation of Lincoln & Lancaster County - $15,000
Toward the staff position of Executive Director.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Jazz in June - $10,000
Support for the 2017 summer concert series.

University of Nebraska State Museum - $12,000
Toward a new temporary exhibit, "Guts and Glory: A Parasite Story," opening April 22, 2017.

Willard Community Center - $15,000
Toward general operating support, specifically to offset additional expenses of relocating programming during their major renovation.