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In August 2016, the foundation released our first electronic newsletter titled, Raising the Bar, with the goal of highlighting the incredible and diverse grantees and communities we serve. Each newsletter includes updates on the grants we make, the work of our grantees, foundation activities, and the issues we care about. Please find previous editions below.
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Most Recent Issue

December 2019 Newsletter
Jeff Kutash shares his top-ten list of ways foundations and philanthropists can “give smarter” for impact, and tips on how nonprofits can “ask smarter” for funding; our Featured Grantee is Spark CDI; check out the good work our grantees are doing in our section Grantees in the News.

Past Issues

September 2019 Newsletter
Jeff Kutash dives into a conversation about community; Grantee Spotlights on Nebraska Math Readiness Project, Outdoor Venture Parks and Omaha by Design; Read our newest section In the News.

June 2019 Newsletter
Jeff Kutash on recent flooding; our Quarterly Grants List; Grantee Spotlights on the Metropolitan Omaha Education Consortium (MOEC), The Fund Raising School, and Habitat for Humanity-Omaha.

March 2019 Newsletter
Jeff Kutash on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Upcoming Development Seminars; Our Quarterly Grants List; and Grantee Spotlights on Boys and Girls Club, Literary Council and Grow Nebraska.

November 2018 Newsletter
Jeff Kutash on Top Ten Things I Learned Over Two Crazy, Crazy Months of Travel, Grant Application Deadlines, and Grantee Spotlights on UNO Student Success Academy, Prairie Loft Center and Urban League of Nebraska.

August 2018 Newsletter
Jeff Kutash on PKF Strategy Update, Grant Application Deadlines, and Grantee Spotlights on Seventy-Five North, Nonprofit Association of the Midlands and Beyond School Bells.

June 2018 Newsletter
Jeff Kutash on La Vida Buena, Grant Applications, Grantee Spotlights on College Possible, Grand Island Community Foundation, Heartland Workforce Solutions, and Get to Know Stephanie Burkholder, Our Office Administrator.

February 2018 Newsletter
10 Ways Peter Kiewit Foundation Can Help YOU!, NorthStar Foundation Guides Students to Success, Housing Collaboration with MHDF in Rural Nebraska, Valley Performing Arts Supports The Golden Husk Theater

November 2017 Newsletter
Developmental Math, Heart Ministry Center, Encouraging Latino Business, Columbus STEM School

August 2017 Newsletter
Feedback, Fear & Foundations; NorthStar Foundation; Heartland Workforce Solutions; Intercultural Senior Center

May 2017 Newsletter 
Boomtown, Omaha!; GOALS Improves Attendance; Nebraska Statehood Foundation; Multicultural Coalition of Grand Island

February 2017 Newsletter
The Secret to the Good Life? Good Jobs; Teen Employment Program, NEF Supports Micro Businesses, Humanities Nebraska’s Reading Program

November 2016 Newsletter 
World Class Cities, World Class Transit: Lessons from Salt Lake City; College Possible: Helping College Preparedness; Center for Rural Affairs; Hear Nebraska: Using Music to Bring Urban & Rural Communities Together

August 2016 Newsletter
Why “Raising the Bar”?; Early College Program; Omaha Municipal Landbank: Revitalizing Distressed Neighborhoods; Reviving Scottsbluff’s Historic Midwest Theater