Past Grant Recipients

Presented to:

The 40th Anniversary Commemoration of the Fall of Saigon Committee in partnership with the Lincoln Community Foundation

  • To help fund a January event kicking off the commemoration activities surrounding the upcoming anniversary of the Fall of Saigon in April.

Audubon Nebraska

  • To help fund the 2015 Nebraska Crane Festival which is scheduled for March 19-22 in Kearney (and surrounding areas).

The University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Department of Foreign Languages

  • To help fund school visits, January through mid-March, to promote and strengthen the educational value of their 6th annual statewide Spanish language creative writing contest.

Washington County Historical Association in Ft. Calhoun

  •  To fund a pair of historical traveling trunks to be used by 4th through 6th grade classrooms within the county and the Omaha metro area.

UNL Board of Regents

UNL Board of Regents requested $7,500. The project was funded at $2,500.

Willa Cather Foundation

Willa Cather Foundation in Red Cloud requested $10,415. Project was funded at $8,000.

Elkhorn Valley Museum

Elkhorn Valley Museum in Norfolk requested $4,970. Project was funded at $4,000.

UNO Board of Regents

UNO Board of Regents requested $2,000. The project was funded at $2,000.

UNO Board of Regents

UNO Board of Regents requested $2,000. The project was funded at $1,000.

The Friends of the Midwest Theatre of Scottsbluff

  • To help fund their upcoming Educational Workshop and Matinee with musical group and American Roots music ambassadors, Matuto.

Institute for Holocaust Education

Institute for Holocaust Education in Omaha requested $6,488. Project was funded at $5,000.

Nebraska Association of Professional Archeologists

Nebraska Association of Professional Archeologists in Lincoln requested $$1,845. The project was funded at $1,845.

Friends of the Midwest Theater

Friends of the Midwest Theater located in Scottsbluff requested $6,030. The project was funded at $5,430.

Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery - UNL

  • Features the elegant genre of red and green applique quilts that American quiltmakers made in large numbers between 1840 and 1880.
  • Exhibition activities include a gallery talk, a free public lecture, and a special family event.
  • For more information, call 402-472-2911 or visit http://textilegallery.

Mari Sandoz Heritage Society

Mari Sandoz Heritage Society in Lincoln requested $2,000.  The project was funded at $1,000.

Lincoln Public Schools/North Star High School

Lincoln Public Schools/North Star High School requested $5,000. The project was funded at $1,000.

Great American Comedy Festival

Great American Comedy Festival located in Norfolk requested $2,000. The project was funded at $2,000.

Great American Comedy Festival

  • Help funding the development of a curriculum for school students to learn more about the history of Johnny Carson and his commitment to the community of Norfolk. 
  • Learn more about the Great American Comedy Festival here.

International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln

International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln requested $6,000. Project was funded at $3,000.

Nebraska StoryArts

Nebraska StoryArts located in Omaha requested $1,700. The project was funded at $1,700.

African Culture Connection

African Culture Connection located in Omaha requested $10,000. Was funded for $6,500.

El Museo Latino

El Museo Latino in Omaha requested $2,000.  The project was funded at $1,700.

Creighton University

Creighton University requested $5,000. Project was funded at $4,000.

Omaha Creative Institute

  • To help fund programming of “A Couple of 830 Mile-Long Conversations.”

Joslyn Castle

Joslyn Castle located in Omaha requested $5,000. The project was funded at $810.

Douglas County Historical Society

  • The grant presented to the Douglas Historical Society will fund “A Tale of Two Dickens: A Christmas Carol and Beyond.”

Mitchell Public Library

Mitchell Public Library requested $8,546. The project was funded at $5,000.

Tabitha, Inc.

Tabitha, Inc. located in Lincoln requested $2,000. The project was funded at $1,667.

Friends of Ash Hollow

Friends of Ash Hollow requested $275.  The project was funded at $275.

Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art

  • To help fund the museum’s “Ballad of the Farm: Then, Now, Tomorrow” exhibition.

Lincoln Orchestra Association

Friday, October 3, 2014, 7:30 PM @ Lied Center for Performing Arts, Lincoln

  • Designed for newcomers and classical music aficionados alike, the first half of Beyond the Score® will offer a multimedia examination of the history and composition of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4. 

Friends of the Homestead

Friends of the Homestead located in Beatrice requested $3,160. The project was funded at $3,000.

Buffalo Commons Storytelling Festival

  • To help fund the “Buffalo Commons — Anything But Common” Storytelling Festival programming.

Sioux County Schools

Sioux County Schools in Harrison requested $1,395.  The project was funded at $830.

University of Nebraska at Omaha Office of Latino and Latin American Studies

  • A celebration of Latino, Latin American and Spanish films.

Indian Center, Inc.

Indian Center, Inc. in Scottsbluff requested $2,000. Project was funded at $1,000.

Asian Community and Cultural Center

Asian Community and Cultural Center in Lincoln requested $2,000. Project was funded at $1,600.

Nebraska Conservation Education Fund

Nebraska Conservation Education Fund located in Lincoln requested $12,300. The project was funded at $7,000.

Great Plains Art Museum

Great Plains Art Museum in Lincoln requested $2,000. Project was funded at $2,000.

Crane River Theater Company

Crane River Theater Company in Kearney requested $2,000. Project was funded at $1,725.

World Theatre Foundation

  • To help the fund “Dear Zachary” documentary screening.

Nebraska Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Nebraska Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Omaha requested $2,000. Project was funded at $1,610.

El Museo Latino

El Museo Latino located in Omaha requested $11,085. The project was funded at $4,425.

Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools

Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools requested $709.  The project was funded at $675.

Institute for Holocaust Education

  • The grant will help fund the “Fabric of Survival” exhibition.

KANEKO

KANEKO located in Omaha requested $10,000. The project was funded at $7,500.

KANEKO

  • To help fund KANEKO’s “feedback” programming, which aims to elevate conversations about the writing process.

Hear Nebraska

Hear Nebraska in Omaha requested $9,090. Project was funded at $7,500.

Lincoln County Historical Society/Museum

  • To help fund programming of the “Grand Duke Alexis Rendezvous” at the Lincoln County Historical Society/Museum.

Metropolitan Community College Foundation

Metropolitan Community College Foundation in Omaha requested $20,000. Project was funded at $10,000.

Great Plains Welsh Heritage Centre

Great Plains Welsh Heritage Centre located in Wymore requested $5,000. The project was funded at $3,500.

Urban League of Nebraska

Urban League of Nebraska located in Omaha requested $2,000. The project was funded at $1,160.

Durham Museum

Durham Museum in Omaha requested $4,000. Project was funded at $4,000.

Inclusive Communities

Inclusive Communities located in Omaha requested $5,000. The project was funded at $4,500.

Friends of the Midwest Theater

Friends of the Midwest Theater in Scottsbluff requested $1,800.  The project was funded at $1,800.

Joslyn Art Museum

Joslyn Art Museum located in Omaha requested $20,500. The project was funded at $10,000.

Nebraska Writers Collective

  • To help fund the “Louder Than A Bomb: Great Plains Visiting Artist Series.”

Nebraska Writers Collective

Nebraska Writers Collective located in Omaha requested $13,400. The project was funded at $10,000.

Malone Community Center

Malone Community Center located in Lincoln requested $2,800. The project was funded at $2,700.

UNL, Center for Great Plains Studies

UNL, Center for Great Plains Studies requested $7,400. The project was funded at $1,500.

Metropolitan Community College Foundation

Metropolitan Community College Foundation in Omaha requested $1,500.  The project was funded at $1,500.

NET Foundation for Television

  • To help fund “Medicine Women” programming.

Museum of Nebraska Art

Museum of Nebraska Art in Kearney requested $1,997.  The project was funded at $855.

Hastings Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Hastings Museum of Natural and Cultural History requested $2,000.  The project was funded at $2,000.

Nebraska Literary Heritage Association

Nebraska Literary Heritage Association in Lincoln requested $8,088. Project was funded at $3,880.

NET Foundation for Television

NET Foundation for Television requested $10,000. The project was funded at $10,000.

Hear Nebraska

Hear Nebraska located in Omaha requested $2,000.  The project was funded at $1,905.

Nebraska Writers Guild

Nebraska Writers Guild in Grand Island requested $1,000.  The project was funded at $831.

Nebraska Writers Guild

Nebraska Writers Guild in Grand Island requested $735. Project was funded at $485.

St. Gregory the Great Seminary/Newman Institute

St. Gregory the Great Seminary/Newman Institute in Lincoln requested $10,800. Project was funded at $5,300.

Nebraska Cowboy Poetry Gathering aka Old West Days

Nebraska Cowboy Poetry Gathering aka Old West Days in Valentine requested $2,000.  The project was funded at $2,000.

The Language Conservancy

The Language Conservancy based in Bloomington, IN requested $15,000. The project was funded at $5,500.

Kearney Public Library Foundation

Kearney Public Library Foundation requested $2,000. The project was funded at $2,000.

Alliance Public Library

Alliance Public Library requested $2,000. Project was funded at $1,987.

Lexington Public Library

Lexington Public Library requested $2,000. Project was funded at $1,991.

Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart

  • The grant will be used to help fund out “Outcasts United” speaker for the Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart.

El Museo Latino

El Museo Latino in Omaha requested $8,940. Project was funded at $4,500.

Friends of the Nebraska Sesquicentennial

Friends of the Nebraska Sesquicentennial located in Lincoln requested $9,050. The project was funded at $4,500.

Omaha Westerners

Omaha Westerners located in Omaha requested $700. The project was funded at $600.

Montessori Co-op School

  • To bring noted play researcher Dr. Stuart Brown for 3 events–June 4-6 at KANEKO, the school, and a location to be determined. The programming is titled “Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul.”

 

Plum Creek Children's Literacy Festival

Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival in Seward requested $10,000. Project was funded at $10,000.

Nebraska Shakespeare Festival, Inc.

Nebraska Shakespeare Festival, Inc. in Omaha requested $6,500. Project was funded at $6,500.

Friends of the Kenfield Gallery

  • To help fund the “Solomon Butcher: Pioneer Photographer Exhibit” at the Petrified Wood & Art Gallery in Ogallala. Exhibit dates are April 15, 2015 through July 15, 2015.

UNK Board of Regents

UNK Board of Regents requested $10,526. Project was funded at $7,500.

Asian Community and Cultural Center

  • To help fund the Asian Community and Cultural Center’s “Stories of the US” programming.

Elkhorn Valley Museum

Elkhorn Valley Museum in Norfolk requested $1,075.  The project was funded at $675.

TEDxLincoln 2016

TEDxLincoln 2016 requested $2,000. Project was funded at $1,500.

Friends of the Midwest Theater

  • Educational workshops
  • Public matinee

Grand Island Community Foundation

  • To help funding of the “The Quilted Conscience.”

UNO Board of Regents

UNO Board of Regents requested $5,783. The project was funded at $5,775.

World Theatre Foundation

  • To help fund the World Theatre Foundation’s  “The WORLD Series.”

Chadron Public Library Foundation, Inc.

Chadron Public Library Foundation, Inc. requested $1,995. Project was funded at $1,895.

Buffalo Commons Storytelling Festival

Buffalo Commons Storytelling Festival in McCook requested $4,000. Project was funded at $3,500.

International Quilt Study Center & Museum

  • Support for new, curated exhibition

St David's Welsh Society of Nebraska

St David’s Welsh Society of Nebraska in Lincoln requested $2,000.  The project was funded at $1,000.

Western Nebraska Community College Foundation

Western Nebraska Community College Foundation in Scottsbluff requested $2,000. Project was funded at $2,000.

Flatwater Shakespeare Company

Flatwater Shakespeare Company in Lincoln requested $1,825. Project was funded at $1,500.

Panhandle Resource Conservation and Development

  • Funding for participation by a cultural specialist and publicity for the June 13-15 Intertribal Gathering at Fort Robinson State Historical Park.

Joslyn Castle Trust

  • Help funding a series of performances, presentations and discussions, October 17 – November 1, that explore the life, work, interests and historical context of Bram Stoker.

Nebraska Chapter of the Oregon-California Trails Association

  • Funding for three Native American presenters at the organization’s national conference held in Kearney, August 5-9, 2014.
  • Learn more about the Oregon-California Trails Association.

Concordia University

  • Funding for participation by eight children’s book authors and illustrators in a three-day festival for children, youth and adults, September 25-27.
  • Find out more about the festival.

African Culture Connection

  • To help funding of the 2015 Continuation and Expansion of the African Culture Connection’s Special Residency Programs for the African Culture Connection.

Hear Nebraska

  • To help fund Hear Nebraska’s programming of the 2015 Good Living Oral History Project.

Hastings Museum of Natural and Cultural History

  • Support for educational programming

Plum Creek Children's Literacy Festival

  • To help fund the 2015 Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival.

Social Action Committee of Unitarian Church

  • To help fund their 2015 Winter Lecture Series: National Borders and Refugees: Social and Political Consequences.”

Backwaters Press

  • Funding for the 2016 Backwaters Reading Series

Creighton University Center for Health Policy

  • Funding for the 24th Annual Women & Health Lecture by author Monique Truong which will be held at the Joslyn Museum on October 1, 2014.
  • Find out more about the lecture series.

Creighton University

  • To help fund the 25th Annual Women and Health Lecture.

Plattsmouth Main Street Association

  • Funding for event surrounding the commemoration of the 300th Anniversary of the European Discovery of the Platte River.  This event is scheduled for June 21-22, 2014.
  • Visit the Plattsmouth Main Street Association online.

Flatwater Shakespeare Company

  • To help fund the Flatwater Shakespeare Company’s youth production of the play Hamlet.

Hildegard Center for the Arts of Lincoln

Hildegard Center for the Arts of Lincoln requested $2,000. The project was funded at $2,000.

Mayor's Office of the City of Lincoln

  • Help funding the 2014 Abraham Lincoln Birthday Celebration.
  • Held at Lincoln Southwest High School on Sunday, February 16, 2014, 1-5 pm.

City of Lincoln

  • Abraham Lincoln Birthday Celebration to be held at Lincoln Southwest High School on Sunday, February 22, 2015, 1-5 pm

Douglas County Historical Society of Omaha

Douglas County Historical Society of Omaha requested $1,016. The project was funded at $1,016.

African Culture Connection of Omaha

Habitat for Humanity of Omaha

  • Funding for presentations and community conversations (May 3,  May 17, May 31 and June 28) exploring the history of condemned homes in North Omaha, the families who used to live in them, the surrounding neighborhood, and issues of generational poverty, violence, and how neighborhoods become blighted.  
  • Visit Habitat for Humanity of Omaha online here.

Angels Theatre Company

  • Funding for discussion following three performances of “Xingu” at the Olde Glory Theater in Seward (May 3) and the Ferguson House in Lincoln (May 4 and 18).  
  • Visit the Angels Theatre Company online.

Seward Arts Council

  • Funding for three presentations by artist/educator Benjamin Marxhausen on how art plays a vital role in the total development of the individual and the importance of art education.  The August 17, September 21 and October 19 talks will coincide with an August through October exhibition of 20 of the artist’s drawings and paintings.

Malone Community Center

  • To help fund the Malone Community Center symposium on art, culture and history.

Darger HQ

Darger HQ in Lincoln requested $2,000. The project was funded at $2,000.

Asian Community & Cultural Center

El Museo Latino

  • Funding for the museum’s monthly series of author and artist talks, with discussion and Q&A, on May 31, June 28, September 20, October 9 and November 15.
  • Visit the museum online.

The Backwaters Press

  • To help fund the 2015 season of their quarterly reading series in Omaha.

Institute for Holocaust Education

  • Theatrical event

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

Bright Lights, Inc.

  • Funding for need-based scholarships for low-income students who attend week-long, humanities-based summer enrichment classes, June 2 – July 11, at Randolph Elementary School.
  • Learn more about Bright Lights.

Bright Lights, Inc.

Bright Lights, Inc. in Lincoln requested $1,600.  The project was funded at $1.600.

Bright Lights Summer Enrichment Program

Bright Lights, Inc.

  • Bright Lights, Inc. 2013 Scholarship Project
  • Visit Bright Lights’ website

Bright Lights, Inc.

  • To help its Bright Lights, Inc. 2015 Scholarship Project to fund need-based scholarships for low-income students who attend week-long, humanities-based summer enrichment classes, June 22 – July 10, at Randolph Elementary School.

Omaha Theater Company

  • Funding to provide educational opportunities in conjunction with Jan/Feb 2015 original production of a play based on the life and times of William F. Cody.

Buffalo Commons Storytelling Festival

Buffalo Commons Storytelling Festival

Asian Community and Cultural Center

  • To help fund its May 26-29 Camp Culture for children entering 1st through 5th grades.

The University of Nebraska at Kearney

  • to have a professional archivist give a talk at the Frank House in Kearney on Thursday, February 26 at 7 p.m.

Caring People Sudan

  • Presentation about connections/differences between Nuer and Nebraskan cultures
  • June 12, 2012

The University of Nebraska at Kearney

  • To help fund a pre-performance lecture by Dr. Kate Benzel on April 10 at the World Theatre in Kearney.  The lecture will focus on Carl Sandburg’s contribution to the image of the American West.

Cathedral Arts Project

  • Support for scholarly lectures at South Pacific-themed flower show.
  • Jan. 25-26 at St. Cecelia Cathedral
  • Learn more about the Cathedral Arts Project.

Asian Community and Cultural Center

  • To help programming of Celebrating Cultural Heritage.

The Center for Great Plains - University of Nebraska

  • Public events surrounding the exhibit, “Powering the Farm: A Visual History of On-Farm Energy and Ag Mechanization”
  • August-September 2014
  • Visit the center’s web site

Flatwater Shakespeare Company

  • Help funding a series of weekly classes leading up to the youth productions of Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors in Lincoln.  Classes began in April 2014 and will continue until the July 10-12 performances in the Lincoln Community Foundation Gardens.
  • Discover more about Flatwater Shakespeare here.

Friends of the Midwest Theater

  • The grant will help fund the Community Cinema series for the remainder of 2014 and all of 2015.

The Conference for Inclusive Communities

Inclusive Communities, Inc.

Lincoln Orchestra Association

Lincoln Orchestra Association requested $2,000. The project was funded at $1,750.

Crane River Theater Company

  • “Page to Stage” children’s workshop
  • July 22 – 26, 2013
  • Visit Crane River Theater’s website

Crane River Theater Company

  • To help fund the ”Crane River Theater Page to Stage Series” library outreach programs in Broken Bow, Cozad, Grand Island, Hastings, Holdrege, Kearney, Lexington, Loup City Minden, Ord and Ravenna, June 23-26.

University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Department of Foreign Languages

  • Funding for school visits to promote the department’s 5th annual statewide Spanish creative writing contest.
  • January – mid-March
  • Visit the department online.

Creighton University's Center for Health Policy & Ethics

Creighton University's Center for Health Policy & Ethics

The Komensky Club at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

  • To help fund a series of events in March highlighting Czech history and culture to be held at UNL.

Danish American Archive & Library

Center for Rural Affairs

  • Support for Decatur Streetcar storytelling event

Buffalo Commons Storytelling Festival

  • Funding for the annual festival exploring the theme Deep Roots – Broad Horizons, June 13-14.
  • Learn more about the festival.

Mexican American Historical Society of the Midlands

  • To help fund the Día de los Muertos-Mementos celebration, a month-long event which has roots from Spain. The celebration encompasses a variety of exhibitions and activities for people of all ages to enjoy.

El Museo Latino

  • Special programming related to the exhibit, “Dia de Muertos – Ritual, Myth and Tradition”

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

  • To help fund the Digital Communication Knowledge Center for the Humanities.

Ponca Tribe of Nebraska

  • To help fund the Digital Doorway to Ponca Culture project.

Douglas County Historical Society

Douglas County Historical Society

Center for Great Plains Studies

  • Help funding publicity for 2014 Great Plains Symposium on drought in the life, cultures and landscapes of the Great Plains.
  • Visit the Center online.

The Durham Museum

El Museo Latino

  • Letras y Voces – Letters and Voices series of author readings, discussion and Q & A
  • October 19, November 16, February 15, March 15, and April 15; Saturdays at 1 pm. 
  • Learn more about the series

University of Nebraska-Omaha

  • To help the Department of Teacher Education fund three days of presentations in Omaha public schools, libraries and other venues by noted Native American author Dr. Joseph Bruchac, October 9-11.

Dog & Pony DC

  • Community event, “Exploring Community and Identity”

    Held in conjunction with “BEERTOWN” at the Omaha Community Playhouse

The Durham Museum

Support for “First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare”

First United Methodist Church

Flatwater Shakespeare Company

Flatwater Shakespeare Company

Nebraska Game and Parks Commission in Lincoln

Nebraska Game and Parks Commission in Lincoln requested $2,000. The project was funded at $2,000.

Foundation for Lincoln City Libraries

  • The Wartime Escape exhibit to Bennett Martin Library; public and middle school field trips
  • Oct. 14, 2012 – Nov. 23, 2012
  • Read more about the foundation

Meadowlark Music Festival of Lincoln

Meadowlark Music Festival of Lincoln requested $2,000. The project was funded at $1,150.

Friends of the Midwest Theater

  • Helped fund 10 film and discussion events for the Midwest Theatre Community Cinema Series.
  • September 2012 through June 2013
  • Read more about the theatre

 

Friends of the Haymarket Theater

Friends of the Midwest Theater

  • 7 film and discussion events in the September 2013 through May 2014 Community Cinema series
  • 7:30 pm on September 26, October 10, November 21, and dates TBD in January, March, April and May
  • Learn more about the Midwest Theater

Genoa U.S. Indian School Foundation

  • Funding for event on August 9, 2014.
  • Once one of the the largest and longest-lived of the Federal Indian Schools, the Genoa Indian School encompassed over 30 buildings on 630 acres with enrollment at nearly 600 students in its prime. 
  • Genoa prides itself in having the only U.S. Industrial Indian School in the state of Nebraska. A group of citizens who are dedicated to the preservation of the rich legacy of this site have formed the Indian School Foundation and completed a number of on-site projects. 

Genoa U.S. Indian School Foundation

Genoa U.S. Indian School Foundation requested $2,000. The project was funded at $2,000.

Malaika Foundation

  • To help fund programming of Global Education Workshops. The Malaika Foundation works to build a greater understanding of peoples and countries throughout the world for Nebraska youth and enhance global education in Nebraska schools and communities.

Lincoln County Historical Society and Museum

  • Funding for the museum’s Grand Duke Alexis Rendezvous event to be held as a part of North Platte’s Railfest September 19-21.
  • Visit the museum online.

Grand Island Community Foundation

  • “The Quilted Conscience” film project about Sudanese-American refugees who use the American story-quilt form to share the tribal stories and customs of their families’ old homeland with their Nebraska neighbors. 
  • Learn more about “The Quilted Conscience”

Multicultural Coalition of Grand Island

  • Funding for production and promotion of a 12-part video series and photography installation about immigrant life in Grand Island.
  • Learn more about the Multicultural Coalition.

The Great American Comedy Festival

Metropolitan Community College Foundation

  • Help funding participation by 10 nationally renowned playwrights as part of the 9th annual Great Plains Theatre Conference in Omaha, May 24-31.
  • Learn more about the conference here.

Metropolitan Community College Foundation

  • To help fund programming of the Great Plains Theatre Conference.

Great Platte River Road Archway

Hastings African American Awareness Committee

  • Funding for public appearances by Dr. James Peters at multiple venues in Hastings.
  • February 2014

Heartland Family Services

Hildegard Center for the Arts

  • “Heroes Among Us” after school workshops for at-risk youth at People’s City Mission, Cedars Youth Services
  • Read more about the center

Nebraska Latino American Commission

  • To help fund the Hispanic Heritage Month State Commemoration at the Nebraska State Capitol.

Friends of the Homestead National Monument

  • Speaker for the upcoming annual Homestead Days event in June.
  • Visit the Homestead National Monument website.

Justice for Our Neighbors-Nebraska of Omaha

  • Funding for conversation opportunities in Fall 2014 centered around murals created by Waite White highlighting the immigrant experience.
  • Find out more about Justice for Our Neighbors-Nebraska.

Inclusive Communities

  • To help fund the programming of IncluCity.

Friends of the Homestead

  • Support for the program, “Inspire Youth and Others Through the Writing of Wilder and Graf”

Institute for Holocaust Education

  • “Remembrance, Creativity & Transformation” with artist Jim Schantz on meaning and importance of creative freedom
  • Read more about the institute

International Quilt Study Center and Museum

Fort Atkinson Foundation

  • Funding for the creation of an interpretive sign to tell the story of the gardens maintained in the 1820s at what is now Fort Atkinson Historical Park in Fort Calhoun.

The University of Nebraska History Graduate Students’ Association

  • To help fund the James A. Rawley Keynote speaker on March 6, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. at the Sheldon Art Museum.

UNL History Graduate Students' Association

UNL History Graduate Students’ Association requested $1,810. The project was funded at $1,625.

Omaha Corral of Westerners International

  • Funding for an event speaker.
  • January 2
  • What are Westerners International Corrals? Find out here!

Nebraska Folklife Network in Lincoln

  • To fund expenses related to planning the collection of oral histories from Japanese Americans living in the North Platte Valley area.

Nebraska Folklife Network Inc.

  • To help fund the Japanese Americans in Nebraska Project.

The Nebraska Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Omaha Chapter

  • Joe Starita will appear at the Durham Museum.

John G. Neihardt Foundation

John G. Neihardt Foundation

 

Joslyn Castle Trust

  • Jazz Age performances, presentations and discussions at the Joslyn Castle
  • Exploring the life, work and era of F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • July 27-August 10, 2013
  • Read more about the Joslyn Castle

Kearney Area Community Foundation

Kearney Area Community Foundation

  • Funding for the 18th annual “Winter Tales” storytelling festival
  • January 14-18.
  • Partners include Educational Service Unit 10, Kearney Public Library, Harmon Park Activity Center, University of Nebraska at Kearney, The Kearney Hub, and other local organizations.
  • Visit the Kearney Area Community Foundation online.

Kearney Area Community Foundation

  • To help fund the Kearney Area Storytelling Festival.

Kent Bellows Studio & Center for Visual Arts

The Kent Bellows Studio and Center for Visual Arts

  • Program centering around community history and dialogues, resulting in the creation of community-centered murals, summer 2012
  • Read more about the studio

El Museo Latino

  • To help fund programming of the Latino Culture Immersion exhibition for fall 2015.

Center for Rural Affairs

  • The grant will help fund agriculture ethics lectures with Dr. Paul B. Thompson.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

  • Funding to help the Humanities in Medicine program and Center for Digital Research in the Humanities hold a April 17 lecture and May 15 conversation in conjunction with an exhibit on Civil War medicine April 14 – May 24.

Niagara Foundation of Omaha

Niagara Foundation of Omaha requested $2,000. The project was funded at $2,000.

Lincoln Parks and Recreation Foundation

Main Street Beatrice

Main Street Beatrice

  • Help funding half the cost of a sign for downtown Beatrice to explain the significance of the surveying methods used to settle the territory of Nebraska.
  • Learn about Main Street Beatrice

Center for Rural Affairs

Center for Rural Affairs in Lyons requested $2,000. The project was funded at $2,000.

Mayor's Office of the City of Lincoln

Metro Community College Foundation

Metropolitan Community College Foundation

Metropolitan Community College Foundation

  • Participation by 14 nationally renowned playwrights as part of the 8th annual Great Plains Theatre Conference
  • May 25-June 1
  • Visit the foundation website.

Mexican American Historical Society of the Midlands

  • Public programming surrounding/supporting “Stories by Heart,” an upcoming exhibit and observance of Dia de Los Muertos.
  • October/November 2013
  • Learn more about the MAHS

Friends of the Midwest Theater,

  •  Film series

Better Ponca Foundation

  • Support for the Missouri River Outdoor Expo

The Multicultural Coalition of Grand Island

Nebraska Association of the Deaf

  • To help fund programming of the Multigenerational Leadership Training Program.

Custer Co. Historical Society of Broken Bow

Custer Co. Historical Society of Broken Bow requested $375. The project was funded at $375.

Nebraska City Tourism & Commerce

  • On the weekend of August 9th and 10th Nebraska City will be celebrating Museum Weekend and hosting the Olde Time Coney Island Strongman Spectacular!

Friends of the Homestead

  • Support for a project titled,  “Music and Dance Teach Understanding of Homesteading Cultures”

Friends of the Midwest Theater

  • Funding for an educational presentation and public performance about music on the Oregon Trail.
  • April 2014
  • Learn more about the Midwest Theater on their website.

Friends of the Union Pacific Railroad Museum

Friends of the Union Pacific Railroad Museum Council of Bluffs, IA requested $2,000. The project was funded at $2,000.

Native American Public Telecommunications

Foundation for Lincoln City Libraries

Foundation for Lincoln City Libraries on behalf of Nebraska Literary Heritage Association requested $1,957. The project was funded at $1,957.

 

Nebraska 150

The Nebraska Association of the Deaf

Five Rivers RC&D

  • Funding for a symposium on “The Old West” to be held on August 1-2.

The Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs

Old West Days

October 9-12, 2014

  • For over 20 years, poets, musicians and storytellers have come from all over the country to share their talents and to celebrate the time-honored traditions of our childhood heroes- The American Cowboy! They tell stories of the days of yesteryear and of the time when cowboys were kings!

Nebraska Museums Association Conference

  • Funding for April meeting in Cozad.
  • Find the Nebraska Museums Association online.

Nebraska Shakespeare Festival

Nebraska Shakespeare Festival

The Nebraska State Historical Society

Nebraska State Historical Society

Nebraska StoryArts

  • Funding for three professional storytellers for the 12th annual “Moonshell Storytelling Festival”
  • September 14, 2013 at Mahoney State Park
  • Read about the festival here

Hear Nebraska

  • Funding for the creation of an online archive of Nebraska-related albums, their visual materials and stories.
  • Visit Hear Nebraska online.

Nebraska Writers Collective

  • Funding for poet/educator Chris August’s participation as Resident Teaching Artist for Nebraska’s 2013-2014 season of Louder Than a Bomb, a teen poetry festival.
  • Read more about “Louder Than a Bomb”

Nebraska Writing Project at the University of Nebraska

Nebraskans for Civic Reform

  • Civic engagement program/curriculum for K-12 in selected Lincoln Public School classrooms, beginning in fall 2012
  • Read more about NCR

Nebraskans for Civic Reform

  • Support for “When Veterans Come Home,”  a conversation series highlighting the experiences of veterans as they return to civilian life.
  • February – March 2014 in Lincoln, Omaha, and Grand Island
  • Visit NCR’s website

NET Foundation for Television

NET Foundation for Television

In partnership with Normal Life Pictures, NET Foundation for Television received this grant for “The Dull Knifes”.

NET Foundation for Television

NET Foundation for Television

Niagara Foundation-Nebraska

  • Interfaith Collaboration Conference of Nebraska

Omaha Creative Institute

Omaha Table Talk

Omaha Tribal Historical Research Project

Village of Oak

  • Help funding living history presenters appearing at local history event July 26, 2014.

Oxbow Youth Writing Project/University of Nebraska-Omaha

  • Month-long writing worships for youth ages 10-14 at the Hope Center for Kids and Salvation Army Kroc Center in Omaha
  • July 8-August 1
  • Learn more about the project. 

Crane River Theater Company

  • Funding for library programs in Broken Bow, Cozad, Grand Island, Hastings, Kearney, Lexington, Minden and Ravenna, June 23-26.  The “Page to Stage” program will guide children through the reading, discussion and portrayal of several well-known fairy tale and storybook characters.
  • Discover more about the Crane River Theater Company.

Panhandle Resource Conservation & Development Inc.

Panhandle Resource Conservation & Development Inc.

Omaha Corral - Westerners

Omaha Corral – Westerners requested $929. The project was funded at $929.

NET Foundation for Television

NET Foundation for Television located in Lincoln requested $1,500. The project was funded at $1,500.

Plum Creek Children's Literacy Festival

  • Participation of nine children’s books authors and illustrators, plus a 3-day festival for children, youth and adults at Concordia University.
  • Sept. 20-22, 2012
  • Read more about the festival

Plum Creek Children's Literacy Festival

  • Participation by nine children’s book authors/illustrators, three literacy experts and one humorist in this festival for children, youth and adults, co-presented by Concordia University in Seward.
  • September 26-28, 2013
  • Read more about the festival

The Nebraska Writing Project at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln

  • Funding for a call for submissions of student poetry and a public reading and discussion of poetry about place.
  • May 2 at the State Capitol in Lincoln
  • Learn more about the Nebraska Writing Project here.

Brownville Fine Arts Association

  • Support for a special  poetry reading event
  • Featuring former U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser

Ashland-Greenwood Public Schools

  • To help funding of school presentations given by author Jeff Kurrus.

Ponca Tribe of Nebraska

  • Funding for development of the concept, format and structure for a website and eBook that will preserve and share the Ponca language and culture through audiovisuals, educational materials, and suggested activities.

Project Interfaith

Omaha Corral of Westerners International

  •  Funding for April 3 speaker event.

Sand Hills Discovery Experience

African Culture Connection

  • Additional funding for the continuation and expansion of the group’s school residencies program

Scottsbluff Public Schools

Nebraska Shakespeare Festival

  • Funding for 2014 pre-show scholar forums for the 28th annual Shakespeare on the Green in Omaha and 9th annual fall tour for middle and high school students and teachers throughout Nebraska.

The Nebraska Shakespeare Festival, Inc.

  • To help funding of the Shakespeare On Tour and Shakespeare Scholar Forums.

Sheldon Art Association

Southeast Community College

Bess Streeter Aldrich Foundation

  • To help more broadly publicize the Spring Banquet featuring Cherrie Beam-Clarke on Saturday, April 18 at 7 pm at Elmwood Elementary School.

Storytellers International

Asian Community and Cultural Center of Lincoln

  • Funding for a seven-week English language learning and literacy program, June 3 – July 15, for Vietnamese, Karen, Sudanese, and other immigrant families.
  • Learn more about the center.

Tassel Performing Arts Center

  • Five presentations and one Native American Sign Language workshop for Nebraska K-12 schools, plus a public performance for all ages, presented by Native American storyteller Jack Gladstone.
  • September 23-28, 2013
  • Learn more about the Tassel Performing Arts Center

Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

  • To bring a nationally recognized Teddy Roosevelt impersonator to teach students and families at the May 7-9 Fort Kearny Outdoor Expo at Ft Kearny SRA near Kearney.

TEDxLincoln

TEDxLincoln

  • Support for statewide viewing parties for TEDxYouth@Lincoln on August 16 and TEDxLincoln on November 14.
  • Visit TEDxLincoln online.

TEDxLincoln

  • To help fund programming of TEDxLincoln 2015.

El Museo Latino

  • To help fund the “Maguey-Maiz in the Americas” exhibit at El Museo Latino in Omaha.

Panhandle Resource Conservation And Development, Inc.

  • To help fund the 16th Annual Intertribal Gathering.

Nebraska State Historical Society

  • To help fund the 2nd biennial State Historic Preservation Conference on May 1, 2015, 8 am-5 pm at the Lincoln Holiday Inn.

John G. Neihardt Foundation

  • To help fund the 34th Annual Neihardt Spring Conference.

Meadowlark Music Festival

  • Funding for a pre-concert lecture at 2 pm on June 20 at Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska City.
  • Discover more about the Meadowlark Music Festival online.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

  • To help fund the Medieval and Renaissance Material Culture Conference.

Social Action Committee of the Unitarian Church

  • Funding for “Climate Change: Local, National, and International Responses,” a 6-part lecture series on climate change, including the science as well as the cultural or national responses to the phenomenon.
  • Sundays (& one Wednesday) during January, February, & March of 2014
  • Read more about the Unitarian Church’s views on climate change

The Tilden Public Library

Sheldon Art Association of Lincoln

  • Funding for a Fall 2014 exhibit and associated programming focused on historic artifacts from a variety of Lincoln-area collections.
  • Visit the Sheldon Museum online.

Third Chair Chamber Players

  • “Musically Speaking,” three talks for the Oscher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) on various aspect of music
  • November 2013 through April 2014.  Talks will be held at the NET building in Lincoln.
  • Read about the Nebraska Chamber Players

Mari Sandoz Heritage Society

  • To help fund a traveling display and exhibit of Mari Sandoz.

The True Stories Project

  • Stipends and travel expenses for David Martin and Wesaam al-Badry to film, edit and produce a 30-minute documentary, “Wood Lake Christmas Program,” about community and self-reliance in the Nebraska Sandhills.

Office of Multicultural Affairs at Wayne State College

  • Help funding presentations by Fred de Sam Lazaro at Wayne State College and the Wayne Public Library/Senior Center.
  • February 3 – 4

The Union for Contemporary Art

University of Nebraska at Kearney

University of Nebraska at Omaha

University of Nebraska at Omaha

University of Nebraska History Graduate Students Assoc.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Department of History

University of Nebraska-Omaha

  • Funding for the “Bridging Cultures” exhibition, which will house artifacts from the Bethsaida dig in Israel at UNO’s Arts & Sciences Hall.

Vision Maker Media

Wayne Public Library

  • “Expand Your Horizons – The Presidents,” a speaker series to be held at the Wayne Senior Center
  • October 8, 15 and 22 from 6:30 to 8 pm

Wayne State College

Wayne State College and the Geographic Educators of Nebraska

Willa Cather Foundation

  • Funding for programming at the Red Cloud Opera House, May through August 2014.  Programming will include writing workshops, readings, spring conference presentations, panel discussions, and exhibits.
  • Learn more about the foundation at their website.

The Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial & Educational Foundation

Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial and Educational Foundation

  • Programming at the Red Cloud Opera House, “Fortunate Country: O Pioneers! and the Prairie Homestead’s Legacy”, including exhibits, writing workshops, spring conference presentations, panel discussions and films
  • 2013
  • Visit the foundation website

World Theatre

YMCA of Grand Island

 

The Nebraska Writing Project at UNL

The Nebraska Writing Project at UNL requested $1,850. The project was funded at $1,850.