Grants Awarded


CASA for Lancaster County: $10,000
General operating support.

Civic Nebraska: $10,000
Toward the Civic Health Program Manager staff position.

Doane University, Crete, NE: $10,000
Support for Sustainability Master Plan as part of the vision and mission of the Institute of Human and Planetary Health. This plan will address the need to reduce energy consumption and tackle waste management, which is important to students, faculty and staff and surrounding communities. 

El Centro de las Americas: $15,000
General operating support.

Foundation for Lincoln City Libraries: $5,000
To support the Begin with Books program, a collaborative program with Lincoln health agencies to promote early childhood literacy and reading for young children.

Jewish Federation of Omaha-Anti-Defamation League: $5,000
Support for an anti-bias and anti-bullying workshop for Lincoln Public Schools. 

Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE: $5,000
Support for “30 Americans,” the Museum’s first major exhibition to survey the work of contemporary African American artists, opening in February, 2019.

Legal Aid of Nebraska: $10,000
Support for the UPLIFT program in Lincoln, to provide targeted legal services to low-income families in collaboration with local community centers and support organizations. 

Lincoln Parks and Recreation Foundation: $10,000
Support for Phase III of the Prairie Cooridor on Haines Branch.

Nebraska Appleseed: $10,000
Support for the Intake & Information Community Assistance Program.

Nebraska Conservation Education Fund: $10,000
Support for the Common Ground program, which empowers Nebraskans to protect and enhance their natural environment through locally-led education efforts, service-learning, and community organizing.  

Nebraskans for the Arts: $5,000
General operating support.

Sheldon Art Association: $10,000
Toward a new strategic plan.

South of Downtown Community Development Organization: $5,000
Toward community development activities.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, E.N. Thompson Forum: $20,707
Support for the 2019-2020 series from the Thompson Family Fund, established at the Cooper Foundation in 1999 by E.N. “Jack” and Katie Thompson to support the Thompson Forum. 

University of Nebraska State Museum: $10,000
To support staffing to enhance the visitor experience of Cherish Nebraska, the Museum’s new fourth-floor exhibition, opening February 2019. 

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