Grants Approved – September 2018

ACLU of Nebraska: $15,000
General operating support.

Asian Community & Cultural Center: $25,000
General operating support.

CEDARS Youth Services: $30,000
In support of a staff therapist for the youth emergency shelter. 

Child Guidance Center: $15,000
To increase clinical and direct staff salaries, supporting the organization’s ability to hire and retain quality staff.

Lincoln Children’s Zoo: $25,000
In support of the Love Your Zoo Campaign.

Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach: $20,000
In support of a new full-time Alcohol & Drug Counselor.

Metropolitan Opera/Nebraska Auditions: $1,000
Support for the 2018-2019 Nebraska auditions.  

MilkWorks: $9,000
For upgraded technology to implement an electronic health record system.

Nebraska Land Trust: $15,000
General operating support.

Nebraska Sports Council: $20,000
For computer network upgrades and new technology.

Nebraska Wesleyan University: $19,000
In support of a collaborative project with Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders Counties to build an advanced service-learning program for Nebraska Wesleyan students.

No Footprint Too Small Birth & Bereavement Services: $10,000
General operating support.  

St. Monica’s: $20,000
To support technology upgrades.

United Way of Lincoln/Lancaster County: $19,160
Support for the 2018 annual campaign. 

University of Nebraska-Lincoln – Nebraska Extension Lancaster County: $10,000
Toward supplies for the Raising Healthy Nebraskans program.

University of Nebraska Public Policy Center: $6,899
Toward the Lincoln/Lancaster County Youth Crisis Response Coalition (YCRC) resource mapping project. 

Grants Approved – May 2018

Crane River Theater, Kearney: $5,000
Toward operating support for the 2018 season of theatrical productions and arts education programs. 

Fresh Start: $15,000
For general operating support.

Girl Scouts – Spirit of Nebraska: $10,000
To expand the Refugee Outreach program to elementary schools in Lincoln. 

Lincoln Children’s Museum: $7,500
Support for outreach in collaboration with the Lincoln Public Schools Family Literacy program.

Lincoln Music Teachers Association: $5,000
For the Music Outreach Program.

LUX Center for the Arts: $15,000
Support for the Artist-in-Residence program.

Clyde Malone Community Center: $30,000
Toward general operating support. 

Multicultural Coalition, Grand Island: $12,000
Support for the Immigration Services Program (ISP), which will add immigration legal services for people in Central Nebraska.

National Audubon Society, Spring Creek Prairie, Denton: $12,000
For general operating support.

Nebraska Cultural Endowment: $15,000
Toward general operating support.

Nebraska Recycling Council: $9,795
Support for strategic planning.

Nebraska Writers Collective: $15,000
Challenge grant for Louder Than a Bomb (LTAB): Great Plains Youth Poetry Festival.

Rabble Mill: $20,000
For general operating support.

Sunrise Communications/KZUM Radio: $10,000
General operating support for KZUM.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education: $3,795
Support for a planning project to develop educational activities in the Prairie Corridor.

Grants Approved – March 2018

Bridges to Hope – $15,000
General operating support to provide donated furniture, clothing and household goods to men and women as they transition from correctional facilities back into the community.

Bright Lights – $10,000
General operating support.

Center for Legal Immigration Assistance – $15,000
Toward general operating to provide legal assistance to immigrants and refugees.

Child Advocacy Center – $15,000
Support for general operations of this agency that offers a safe, child-friendly environment for forensic interviews and medical evaluations for victims of child abuse, and provide advocacy and support for the child and their caregivers.

Community Services Fund – $6,000
Support for the 2018 campaign of this fundraising coalition, serving 64 diverse Nebraska nonprofit organizations.

Edgerton Education Foundation (Aurora, Nebraska) – $10,000
Support for the STEAM Ahead Scholarship program.

Flatwater Shakespeare Company – $5,000
For the 8th annual Flatwater Free Shakespeare summer tour presented in a variety of Lincoln parks.

Institute for Holocaust Education (Omaha, Nebraska) – $10,000
Support for state-wide work with teachers, students, and communities.

Lincoln Literacy – $12,500
Support for technology infrastructure and the integration of new technology innovations for students and teachers.

Lincoln Parks and Recreation Foundation, – $10,000
Toward a campaign feasibility study for the proposed Lincoln Botanical Garden.

Malcolm Parent Teacher Organization 
(Malcolm, Nebraska) – $5,000

To expand the existing playground at Westfall Elementary School to create an inclusive play area that encourages physical activity, cognitive development, and imagination for children of all abilities.

Mourning Hope Grief Center – $15,000
General operating support for this organization that provides programming and support to young people and their families in times of grief.

Nebraska Trails Foundation – $10,000
Toward construction of the South Bridge that spans Salt Creek tributary in Wilderness Park.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Jazz in June – $7,500
Support for the 2018 summer concert series.

Vision Maker Media – $5,000
Support for “We Are All Related,” the 7th Biennial Vision Maker Film Festival, April 20-26, 2018 at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.

Wellbeing Initiative – $15,000
Toward the expansion of the peer training program.

YWCA Lincoln – $25,000
To support the new Finance Manager staff position.

Grants Approved – December 2017

Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools – $10,000
Challenge grant toward scholarships for the Spark Summer Learning Program.

Human Services Federation – $4,090
Toward strategic planning.

Lincoln/Lancaster County Habitat for Humanity – $15,000
Support for the Volunteer Coordinator staff position.

Lincoln Medical Education Partnership – $12,000
Toward the Stepping Stones program that supports families by connecting them with resources, offering parent education, meeting basic food needs and offering support for those struggling with substance abuse.

Lincoln Orchestra Association – $12,000
General operating support for the 2017-2018 concert season.

Meadowlark Music Festival – $10,000

Support for the 2018 Festival.

Men with Dreams – $12,000
General operating support for youth mentoring programs.

Metropolitan Opera/Nebraska Auditions – $1,000
Support for the 2017-2018 Nebraska auditions.

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, Inc. – $15,000
Toward comprehensive sexual reproductive health education programs in Lincoln.

Platte River Whooping Crane Management Trust, Wood River, Nebraska – $15,000
Toward the removal/burial of a power line along the border of the newly acquired parcel, Martin Meadows, a native area that provides an important foraging site for migrating whooping cranes and sandhill cranes.


School District 145 Foundation for Education, Waverly, Nebraska – $7,500
Toward the Stike Up the Band Campaign to purchase new band instruments and equipment for the Waverly school district.

Stand For Schools – $10,000
General operating support for this organization’s work to advance public education in Nebraska.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lied Center for Performing Arts – $10,000
Toward the Science of Sound Camp and Teacher Workshop.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Thompson Forum – $16,061
Toward the E.N. Thompson Forum 2018-2019 season.

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