Lincoln Financial Foundation has awarded grants to strengthen educational programming at 16 local nonprofits in Omaha.
Among the recipients are two programs for high school students: YMCA of Greater Omaha, $25,000 to support its Y-Teens Afterschool Mentoring program; and All Our Kids, $7,500 in support of its Summer Enrichment and Leadership Project.
These awards are part of $236,500 in education grants made in Omaha by the foundation and a portion of $846,600 in charitable funds it has allocated for Omaha in 2012.
Other education grants awarded:
» $25,000 to Child Saving Institute for its Independent Living Skills program.
» $25,000 to Omaha Children’s Museum to support field trips to the museum.
» $20,000 to Durham Museum for its Scholars in Residence Education Series.
» $18,000 to Junior Achievement to support financial literacy programs.
» $15,000 to Conference for Inclusive Communities for Project IncluCity.
» $15,000 to Girls Inc. of Omaha for a literacy program.
» $12,500 to Heartland Family Service for kindergarten readiness program.
» $12,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands for mentoring.
» $12,000 to Boys and Girls Clubs of the Midlands for its Readers to Leaders program.
» $12,000 to Completely Kids (formerly Camp Fire USA) for its Out of School Time program.
» $10,000 to Fontenelle Nature Association for its Environmental Expeditionary Learning Initiative.
» $10,000 to Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska for a summer camp program.
» $10,000 to Kids Can Community Center for its HALO (Health Alternatives for Little Ones) preschool program.
» $7,500 to Nebraska Humanities Council for its Prime Time Family Reading Time program.