Grants Awarded

Current Grants

Boys & Girls Club of Lincoln/Lancaster County: $10,000
General operating support to provide safe spaces, caring mentors, and high-impact programs to over 400 youth, ages 11-18 at Park Middle School, Lincoln North Star and Lincoln Northwest High Schools.

Civic Nebraska: $15,000
For Capitol Experience Day programming for the 2024-2025 year, which provides immersive experiences at the Nebraska State Capitol to increase understanding of government processes, and opportunities for firsthand civic engagement for students and adults.

ECHO Collective: $10,000
General operating to support entrepreneurship programs, professional development, and networking to further job opportunities for refugee and immigrant women.

Junior Achievement: $10,000
To support the expansion of Junior Achievement programming into K-3rd grade classrooms in Lincoln Public Schools.

Lincoln Arts Council: $20,000
General operating support for the organization’s efforts to enhance access, engagement, and community development with the arts in Lincoln.    

Meadowlark Music Festival: $10,000
General operating support for the 2024-25 season. Meadowlark Music Festival is Nebraska’s premier international summer chamber music festival, bringing musicians from around the world to Lincoln and surrounding areas for concerts and educational outreach programs.

Nebraska Appleseed: $10,000
To support a community-informed research project focused on improving Nebraska’s Aid to Dependent Children (ADC) program.

Nebraska Civic Engagement Table: $7,500
General operating to support voter education efforts in Lancaster County and communities statewide.

Nebraska Transition College: $7,500
Support to sustain and expand the position of Residential Program Coordinator.

Northeast Family Center: $15,000
General operating support for this neighborhood and childcare center serving northeast Lincoln.

Prairie Loft Center for Outdoor & Agricultural Learning (Hastings, NE): $10,000
General operating support. Prairie Loft Center, located in Hastings, is the region’s only outdoor and agriculture-based learning center.

Solidago Conservancy: $20,000
General operating support for conservation efforts within Lincoln and Lancaster County to protect and enhance natural, recreational, historic, and scenic resources for future generations.  

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Honors Program: $9,300
Cooper Connections, in partnership with the University Honors Program, to support interns and Cooper Conversations for students and the public in coordination with the E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues.

Willa Cather Foundation (Red Cloud, NE): $20,000
General operating support to expand arts and educational programs for this organization dedicated to one of America’s most important writers. Created in 1955, the Foundation owns and operates the National Willa Cather Center and the nation’s largest collection of nationally designated historic sites dedicated to an American author.

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