Grants Awarded

Current Grants

ACLU of Nebraska: $25,000
General operating support to protect and expand civil rights and civil liberties in Nebraska. 

Banister’s Leadership Academy (Omaha, NE): $10,000
To support the Night LIFE (Leadership in a Fun Environment) program at the Malone Community Center for ages 5-18.

Chadron State College (Chadron, NE): $5,000
Housing support for the Chadron State Theatre Artist in Residence program.

Child Advocacy Center: $25,000
Staffing support for a Case Coordinator position.

Community CROPS: $20,000
In support of expanding community-building and intercultural engagement in the Garden Program.

Indian Center, Inc.: $25,000
Support toward the position of Executive Director.

Humanities Nebraska: $20,000
In support of humanities programming, Capitol Forum on America’s Future and Nebraska Warrior Writers.

Lincoln Community Playhouse: $20,000
Staffing support for full-time community relations, DEI, and education position.

Lincoln Literacy: $15,000
Toward operating funds in support of the Bridgeway to a Better Life initiative.

Lincoln Public Schools: $30,000
In support of the “School Campus as a Teaching Tool” project that will enhance the two new high schools opening in 2022 and 2023.

Metropolitan Opera/Nebraska Auditions: $1,000
In support of the annual Nebraska auditions of the Metropolitan Opera..

Multicultural Coalition (Grand Island, NE): $10,000
In support of a pilot program to provide immigrant consultation services off-site for parents at a Grand Island elementary school.

TeamMates Mentoring Program: $20,000
Toward general operating support.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Journalism and Mass Communications: $28,000
In support of a pilot partnership with the Bay High School Focus Program to engage students in experiential learning opportunities in music, digital media, community storytelling, and college and career exlploration.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues: $27,480
Support for the 2021-2022 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: $12,000
Support for an educator guide and science activity kit to accompany a new traveling exhibit called Hidden Prairie: Exploring Life in One Square Meter.

Willard Community Center: $10,000
For general operating support.

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