Rabble Mill

To provide support for the “Good Living” Tour

Lincoln, Nebraska

Omaha Community Foundation

To provide one year of program support for the African-American Unity Fund, Futuro Latino Fund, and Equality Fund

Omaha, Nebraska

Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce

To provide support for the Young Professionals Summit

Nebraska Appleseed Center for Law in the Public Interest

To provide support for the Nebraska is Home Program

Lincoln, Nebraska

Centro Latino of Iowa

To provide general operating and capacity building support

Council Bluffs, Iowa

Intercultural Senior Center

To provide general operating and capacity building support

Omaha, Nebraska

Central Community College

To support vocational scholarships

Grand Island, Nebraska

Prairie Plains Resource Institute

To fund the construction and improvements at the education center

Aurora, Nebraska

Holy Name Housing Corp

To provide general operating support

Omaha, Nebraska

Boys and Girls Clubs of the Midlands

To provide general operating support

Omaha, Nebraska

Omaha Theater Company for Young People (The Rose Theater)

To support Mainstage and Hitchcock Theater Capital Improvements

Homestead National Monument of America

To fund the planned construction of the new visitors’ center near Beatrice, Nebraska

Willa Cather Foundation Renovation

To fund renovation of the Moon Block, two-story brick building in downtown Red Cloud, Nebraska

Northeast Community College Foundation

To provide support of the newly extended campus facility in O’Neill, Nebraska

Grand Island Community Foundation, Inc.

To provide program support for The Quilted Conscience Interactive Learning Project

Blue Barn Theatre

To provide capital support for the construction of the new theater facility

Omaha, Nebraska

Valley Performing Arts Theater, Inc.

To provide capital support for the Golden Husk Revitalization Project

Ord, Nebraska

The Nature Conservancy, Inc. – Nebraska Chapter

To provide capital support for the Learning Center at the Niobrara Valley Preserve

Brown, Cherry and Keya Paha Counties, Nebraska


Vision

 Engaged citizens. Thriving communities.

Mission

 To create opportunities for people to live in and help build strong & vibrant communities, achieve economic success, and enjoy a high quality of life.

Impact Areas

Youth Pathways to Success

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Economic Growth and Opportunity

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Thriving Places

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Youth Pathways to Success: Increase the number of youth who progress in their education and secure meaningful employment.

Cradle-to-Career Alignment: Better align P-16 education systems, out-of-school time programs, community and family supports, and employers.

College Access and Success: Ensure youth are able to gain admission to, attend, and complete higher education ready to enter a meaningful career.

Youth Development: Enable youth, particularly vulnerable youth, to access the programs and services they need to be prepared for academic, personal, and professional success.


Economic growth and opportunity: Bolster a vital, diverse and growing economy that advances individual and community prosperity.

Economic Development: Support efforts to improve Nebraska’s economic competitiveness, strengthen regional economies, and revitalize distressed communities.

Talent Development: Cultivate a skilled workforce and foster entrepreneurial activity to fuel economic growth.

Economic Opportunity: Expand opportunities for low-income individuals and families to achieve greater economic success.


Thriving Places: Support local efforts to build thriving communities.

Community Capacity: Strengthen communities’ ability to pursue their own future through leadership development, capacity-building, planning, and resident engagement.

Quality of Place Amenities: Invest in and increase access to quality civic, cultural, and recreational amenities.

Nonprofit Facilities: Invest in capital projects that improve a nonprofit’s ability to impact their clientele and community.


Guiding principles

We engage in activities and apply our resources guided by the following ideals:

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Seek the Greatest Impact

We are driven to deliver community-wide benefit, significantly improve people’s lives, and reduce disparities.

Support Community-Driven Solutions

We invest in the efforts of individuals, organizations and communities dedicated to improving their circumstances through hard work and the application of local resources.

Foster Collaboration

We support collective approaches and partner broadly to address complex issues. We respect the expertise and viewpoints of our partners and work with them to achieve shared goals.

Take Action

We make challenge grants to fund capital projects, support promising and proven programs, and improve nonprofit performance. We convene and build capacity within the fields we support. We launch initiatives. We use research, communications and advocacy to advance practice and improve policy.

Commit to Outcomes

We believe in setting bold goals and recognize that we may need to take risks and commit to longer-term solutions to make significant progress.

Learn and Improve

We use data and evaluation to learn, hold ourselves accountable for achieving goals, improve our performance, and share what we learn with our partners.