Cooper Foundation Awards Second Quarter Grants

Lincoln, Neb. —Rabble Mill is a merger of two nonprofits, Hear Nebraska and The Bay, to create and execute innovative and impactful programming locally and statewide. The Cooper Foundation awarded a grant of $20,000 for general operating support. Rabble Mill’s mission is to end generational poverty, one young person at a time, by enabling kids […]

Cooper Foundation Awards First Quarter Grants

Thursday, March 15, 2018  Lincoln, Neb. — The Cooper Foundation awarded a grant of $15,000 to the Wellbeing Initiative for expansion of the Peer Training Academy. The Wellbeing Initiative is a peer-run organization that empowers individuals living with mental health challenges to reach their fullest potential. They provide alternatives to higher levels of care, work to […]

Cooper Approves Fourth Quarter Grants

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 COOPER FOUNDATION APPROVES SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS AT DECEMBER MEETING The Cooper Foundation awarded a challenge grant of $10,000 to the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools in support of student scholarships for the Spark Summer Learning Program. Cooper funding will provide a match to encourage others to support scholarships for this high […]

Cooper Foundation Elects New Trustees

Friday, December 8, 2017 Cooper Foundation Elects Connie Duncan and Tyre McDowell Jr to its Board The Cooper Foundation elected Connie Duncan and Tyre J. “T.J.” McDowell, Jr. to its Board of Trustees at the December 8, 2017 board meeting. Jack Campbell, Chair of the Cooper Foundation, said, “Our founder, Joseph H. Cooper, always sought […]

Cooper Approves Third Quarter Grants

Friday, September 22, 2017 COOPER FOUNDATION APPROVES MORE THAN $145,000 IN GRANTS AT SEPTEMBER MEETING Lincoln, Neb. — The Cooper Foundation awarded a grant of $10,000 to the Nebraska Conservation Education Fund (NCEF) in support of their statewide Common Ground program. Last year was the pilot year for Common Ground in five communities – Hastings, Scottsbluff, […]


“WHY PEOPLE VOTE FOR THOSE WHO WORK AGAINST THEIR BEST INTERESTS” OCTOBER 10, 2017 – 7:00 P.M. Are there a higher set of drivers in the global economy than we commonly pay attention to? Is the election of Donald Trump really just one part of a much larger, global pattern of events that is still […]


BRITISH NATIONAL DEBATE TEAM VS. NEBRASKA SPEECH AND DEBATE TEAM NOVEMBER 7, 2017 – 7:00 P.M. Since 1922, the National Communication Association has sponsored international student exchange tours for the purpose of promoting debate, discussion, and intercultural communication. Renowned for their wit, humor, and eloquence, members of the United Kingdom’s English-Speaking Union tour the United […]


“A CONVERSATION WITH MISTY COPELAND” FEBRUARY 13, 2018 – 7:00 P.M. In 2015, Misty Copeland became the first African American female Principal Dancer in American Ballet Theatre’s 75-year history. Hear from this artist, author, entrepreneur and humanitarian about how she broke barriers and her work to inspire young people everywhere. Born in Kansas City, Missouri […]

Cooper Approves Second Quarter Grants

Friday, May 19, 2017 COOPER FOUNDATION APPROVES SECOND QUARTER GRANTS AT MAY MEETING Lincoln, Neb. — The Cooper Foundation awarded a grant of $10,000 to Legal Aid of Nebraska in support of their work in Lincoln. Legal Aid attorneys meet with families in a variety of settings in Lincoln neighborhoods. Working with community partners, they […]

Cooper Foundation Awards First Quarter Grants

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 COOPER FOUNDATION AWARDS FIRST QUARTER GRANTS Lincoln, Neb. — The Cooper Foundation awarded a grant of $15,000 to LUX Center for the Arts, for their Artist-In-Residence program 2017-2018. LUX Center began its residency program in 2003 to provide emerging artists with opportunities to hone their studio skills and gain an appreciation […]