Bridges to Hope: $7,500,
Bridges to Hope serves as the first point of contact after incarceration to connect vital services, programs and necessities for men and women reentering society. They were forced to close March through May but still served 206 women and men in this period of time.
CEDARS Youth Services: $10,000, operating support
CEDARS is the primary agency that supports homeless and near-homeless youth, and the Youth Opportunity Center is a critical component of those services, providing a place to get meals, do laundry, and connect with community services, mentors and peers in a safe and welcoming environment. They have adapted services to serve youth safely through the pandemic,
Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools: $10,000, operating support
FLPS has continued to secure funding for emergency needs for students and families, including administering federal CARES dollars. They are working with LPS to fill gaps, such as protective gear for music students and funds for coats and winter clothing.
Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, Inc,: $5,000,
The Nebraska Statewide Arboretum (NSA) is part of a public-private partnership between UNL Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The NSA provides planting guides, landscaping management, and educational resources for all in the community in an effort to support native plants and biodiversity in Nebraska.